Belgium had another national holiday this past Monday, and I went for a short while to my hometown. The weather on Monday was so nice we decided to go out for a little trip – originally to Loenen, but then we roadtripped a bit through the villages next to it, before we headed into Doesburg. I like Doesburg – it is beautiful, historic, but not overrun by tourists (unless you count the many cyclists that come out when the weather’s nice).
These are only a couple of the pictures I took last week in Italy. The trip was meant as a celebration of travelling alone and the fact I was able to travel still, as I have absolutely no idea what my life will look like after I finish my internship on October 1st. I booked the tickets back in November – Rome was easily accessible with Ryanair, I always wanted to go to Bologna (it is a student city famous for its food, so no real surprises there) and Trieste ranked #1 on Lonely Planet’s 2012 list of “most unsung places”. I originally intended to go to Napels as well, but figured that there are limits on how much one can walk around and sit in trains whilst sleeping in hostels in a mere six days, so I abandoned that notion. I do intend to go there at some point (I have heard rumours about a Caravaggio church, so I NEED to go).
A couple of my experiences below: