Top 5 Hostel Essentials | Things You Need to Bring to a Hostel

Last summer I went to Amsterdam with my sister (read about it here). As we wanted to spend as little money as possible (we’re both students), we decided to stay at a hostel instead of a more expensive hotel. I was excited – I’ve never been to a hostel before and the idea was both terrifying and thrilling. Am I going to love it? Or hate it? I didn’t know!

Turns out I quite enjoyed it. The hostel we stayed in (ClinkNOORD Amsterdam) was stylish, clean and had this amazing vibe to it. The rooms were nice and cosy and overall it was a great experience. However, there are some things that made my stay a bit less enjoyable – things that could’ve been easily prevented, had I known I needed to prepare for them. And since I am a nice person and everything, I decided to share with you what I’ve learnt: here are the top 5 must-have things for your next hostel stay.

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Where I travelled in 2017 | Amsterdam, Edinburgh and more

One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2017 was to travel more. I’d say I was actually quite successful with that, considering the fact that I am a poor student in a very expensive country who has both uni and work commitments. And because most of my travels were not featured on this blog (as it is quite a new one), I decided to share with you some of my highlights of my travels in 2017.

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October Favourites: Nerd Edition

I can’t believe October is over! It’s gone by so fast. Now it’s November which means two things: 1) more cosy jumpers and, 2) Christmas is coming, alert, alert, I need to start thinking about presents! Anyway, not to get ahead of myself: let me just appreciate October for the great month it was by sharing with you some of my favourites – geeky style, of course.

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August Favourites: Nerd Edition

August has gone, September is here. That means less lying about and more studying, working and being tired. Yay! (To be honest, that ‘yay’ is only half-sarcastic.)

Before we all get into our September mode and start being all serious again, I’d like to celebrate the month that August 2017 was. I got to travel a lot, see and do loads of things and I really enjoyed myself these last 30 days. Therefore it comes as no surprise at all that I have many favourites from this past month that I’d like to share with you guys.

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Amsterdam Markets: Bloemenmarkt, Noordermarkt, Albert Cuyp Markt

One of the first things I came across when reading up on Amsterdam was that this city is famous for its many markets. You can totally avoid going to the shops and just using markets as there are so many of them and you can get there literally anything.

On our trip to Amsterdam my sister and I decided to visit a few of these markets. We really wanted to see the most famous ones: Albert Cuyp and Bloemenmarkt (and we did). On Saturday we also came across this other market – Noordermarkt – which actually turned out to be our favourite. As I think these markets are very interesting, I decided to share with you guys our experience and photos.

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Amsterdam: City of Canals, Bikes & Weed

Amsterdam. A beautiful, magical city. The buildings, the history, the culture, the canals… And also the smell of weed and the constant fear that a bike is going to hit you. I’ve spent a week in this magnificent city and I fell in love. If you’re thinking about visiting the capital city of the Netherlands – stop thinking and start packing!

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