Us at the ABBA Museum

I have a dream 🙂 A dream to fulfill ever since the opening of the ABBA museum in May 2013. I have seen the fairy-tale of this Swedish pop group and I became a fan. I took the future and I did prevail. This summer I finally got to scratch this awesome museum off my bucket list. It’s […]

Friends fest

Like many others, one of my favorite tv-shows in the nineties was Friends. I watched every single episode at least 100 times and I still watch whenever I get the chance to. I lived through Rachel and Ross’ many break-ups (Oh how I hated Emily 😉 ), jumped for joy when Chandler and Monica got […]

Banoffee pie shooters

Unlike my husband, I am not really into desserts. If the main course is hearty and delicious then that’s enough for me. Once in a while though I like to spoil myself with a real treat. That’s exactly what I did this weekend, when I made these banoffee pie shooters. The combination of banana, vanilla […]

Anne Frank House: a museum with a story

The funny thing about being a traveler is that you’ve seen amazing places in the world some people haven’t even heard of, but when it comes to your own country you’re lucky if you’ve seen the highlights. Every time I get visitors from out of town, I’m made painfully aware of it and this time […]

My favorite iftar spots in Rotterdam!

It’s that time of year again, the holy month of Ramadan is upon us. Come tomorrow, Muslims around the globe will be fasting from sunrise till sunset. A time for reflection and spiritual recharging. And where my parents come from, the best month of the year. The time for family gatherings, good food and outings […]

Why attending the Eurovision song contest is awesome

Every year in May, a few of my friends and I make it a point to attend the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC). It’s the longest running annual TV song competition held since 1956. This year the competition took us to Vienna Austria, where we spent the whole week singing, dancing and partying with other Eurovision lovers […]

Quick oven baked salmon (spelt) pasta

Sometimes even I don’t feel like cooking, so I usually have the ingredients for this quick oven pasta in the house just in case. It’s super easy to make and it beats grabbing for the unhealthy stuff. Plus my husband loves pasta, so he never complains when he sees what’s in the oven (though he […]

Iman and the chocolate factory

By now you have probably noticed that I have a few serious addictions in my life. One of them is chocolate. There’s just no way for me to keep my hands off it. Even when I am dieting I always have to have at least one piece of chocolate at some point during the day […]

Juni a sweet sin any time of year

Some friends you only see a couple of times a year but when you’re finally together it feels like the last time was only yesterday. Ever since we met while interning at a local Dutch newspaper it’s been that way between this friend and I. Besides our addiction for reading (Harry Potter 🙂 ) and […]