Flying Mood 101

Happy Monday my dearest of all! Enthusiastic much? Probably! I just arrived back at my hotel in London again after a not-so-fun flight from Zurich and a great dinner out at a steak restaurant (my favorite food, of course!). I don’t mind flying and thankfully have never been scared of it. This flight however, has been one of the bumpiest ones I’ve been on so far – and I do fly quite a bit. I knew it would be bumpy as the flight was delayed form the beginning on, due to windy weather conditions. What I did not expect was my stomach to feel off. So off – I literally felt clinched up. I honestly did not even know what to do about it – I am so not used to it. So I sipped on some orange juice as I had the feeling I needed to load myself with as many vitamins as possible.

I normally always sleep on short flights. Short flights only. Sadly, as much as I would love to sleep on those long flights, especially those going through the night, I am always wide awake. Short flies however make me tired as soon as I step into the plane. Not only my iPhone and iPad go on flight mode – nope, my body does too! It’s almost impossible to stay awake for me. I usually fall asleep before we are up in the air and only wake up upon hitting the ground – or even when all other passengers have already left the plane. This time round I had to write some texts for my studies and I needed to stay awake. I ordered two large coffees with my orange juice and started writing. Which by the way really isn’t that easy when the whole plane seems to jump rather than smoothly glide in the air.

Now, I do not want to continue rambling on and complaining! Instead,  I could go on forever why I also, absolutely love flying. I seem to calm down so much when up in the air. Suddenly all the connections are turned off – no more internet, no more phone calls that can reach you, no nothing. Instead, a peaceful silence surrounds me (with my headphones on) and I can drift away in my own thoughts. When starting off I try to watch the city become smaller beneath me. The houses look so tiny after such a short time, the cars become lego pieces and then look like tiny little ants flashing their lights to find their way through the darkness. Suddenly, I feel so small – so vulnerable. Is this just me? Similarly, I felt lost when arriving and going down to land over London. The landing (going down) took around 20 minutes after the pilot had told us we are going down slowly. 20 long minutes and flying to Zurich you usually see nothing but greens below you – or maybe a small village here and there. Landing in London becomes a movie itself – the city is so big that even from the birds perspective it made me feel tiny. I can’t stop myself: after every flight I suddenly notice I took about 20 different pictures (15 probably looking identical)! :-)

Nonetheless: I am really excited about London – hopefully I’ll find some free time on Wednesday to look around a bit and enjoy the hectic and chaotic, yet inspiring mentality of the city. Tomorrow is definitely a full day – my schedule is overflowing and my inbox is about to explode. And now it’s almost midnight – yet alone it is an hour later in Zurich so I have really gone a little overboard with staying up late. My alarm clock will be killing me in the morning – I see it coming! Until then though, I wish you all a great night and a lovely Tuesday! xo

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Strolling through Amsterdam

Hey everyone – I hope you had a wonderful first week after the New Year has started. It goes by so fast! I swear I say this on every post, but I cannot get over how fast time passes sometimes. My week started pretty calm with work, though I had a lot to work on that has build itself up over my vacation. Done with that, now the new things are strolling in already. Speaking of strolling: I just found more photos I took when my sister and I were strolling through Amsterdam. I cannot get over how pretty this city is – I really have to go again, once it’s warmer.

I especially love the little houses – they seem so squished in. It’s an art for itself and really, its super smart. During a boat’s tour I learned that the slimmer the houses in Amsterdam are, the less taxes you pay. That explains the amount of slim houses – it’s incredible if you think about it! Walking past a few breath-taking streets along the canals I noticed many offices of great, known firms. It makes sense if they pay less taxes, too! But I don’t want to bore anyone with taxes haha – so below find you can find some shots from our stroll through the city.

I’ll now get ready to meet one of my friends at her new place – love discovering new places, it’s always such great inspiration! I wish you all a cozy and great Saturday! xo

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Bruchin’ in A’Dam

Wednesday again – as soon as the week started, as soon it’ll be over again! Got so many little things planned for the weekend and I’m already looking forward to sleeping in again haha. How has your week been so far? I decided to make a lovely brunch this sunday – I absolutely love brunches. It’s breakfast – but longer, so obviously: amazing. In Amsterdam, my sister and I took the time to have long breakfasts everyday on our trip. I think breakfast is so important. I used to not eat it at all actually, but then I’d start getting hungry in between meals and just snack around. Or even better, I’d barely eat the whole day and then in the evening rob my whole fridge, haha! I also loose all energy and motivation to do anything, so I’ve gotten used to waking up on time to eat a nice breakfast everyday. Even if I don’t have much time, there is always enough time to make a quick porridge with berries – one of my favorites in winter!

In Amsterdam we found this really cute Café called “Le Pain Quotidien”. It has amaziiing foods to offer and everything is organic! The service was really great – they are all so nice! I wonder if that has anything to do with the plants they sell in Amsterdam, haha? Unfortunately they did not have glutenfree products as such, so I was dead jealous when my sister ordered french toast – it looked so damn good! However, my breakfast was mouth-watering as well. I had scrambled eggs with fresh salmon and avocado, fresh orange juice and a great sized portion of fresh seasonal fruits. I can really recommend this Café, should any of you visit Amsterdam and need a lovely little place to have breakfast at. Below are some more pictures – almost all of the great food, of course haha!

Now I’m off to work – have a great day everyone! xo

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Torture tour in Amsterdam

Happy Monday everyone! It’s official – vacation is sadly over already! Quite honestly though, I was looking forward to getting back to the office again. Now that I’m back, I know I could use vacation again soon haha. And here it goes: I’ve booked an amazing vacation for March with my bestie – so, so excited! I’ll be telling you all about it soon!

I still have quite a few pictures left to share with you from my weekend trip to Amsterdam – damn, there was just so much to see! I still haven’t seen all of it, so I decided I will have to go again. This time though, I want to go in summer and discover Amsterdam with a bike.

On Sunday of our weekend trip we decided to go to several museums: one of them being the famous Museum of Torture. I really thought there would be nothing in there that could surprise me – but damn, I’m so glad I didn’t live back then. The torture methods they used were insane – the pictures already gave me major goosebumps. However, it’s definetely something to see when you’re in Amsterdam and even teaches you great stuff about the history (mostly) in Europe.

I just had an amazing salade (with avocado and pear) for dinner and will most likely jump onto the couch quite soon. I also want to start a new book these days – I’ve gotten quite a few for my birthday and on Christmas! Enjoy your evening, xo.

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Waking up in Amsterdam

Good morning folks – and happy Monday! Today is our last day in Amsterdam and we are leaving in the afternoon to go back to Düsseldorf. The time here has passed so far! We did some major sight seeing, went to museums and last night to the coldest bar in Amsterdam- the Ice Bar. I’ve tried to take as many photos as possible so stay tuned in the upcoming days. Oh – and it’s Christmas so soon, I cannot  wait!

Staying in this hotel has been a blast – I’m loving the fact that it’s so close to everything. We just had a lovely breakfast in one of the cutest cafés ever – went for a little walk, came back to the hotel Die Port van Cleve and now need to check-out. We want to go a little shop today, but I need to hold back, because sale will start soon. Knowing myself I’ll be shopping after Christmas, as well! So I need to quickly pack now, because my sister is already waiting for me! Stay tuned.

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