First time on the slope: Experiences from Hell
If you’re thinking about learning how to ski or snowboard, be prepared to fall…a lot. I had high hopes the first time I went snowboarding, however I wasn’t too surprised when I failed miserably. I couldn’t stay upright for more than 3 seconds, I got injured and my muscles ached...
First time snowboarding. Failed experience
Vancouver is the perfect base if you’re into winter sports. I noticed this fact as soon as I set foot on Canadian soil, and this was in summer! I promised myself that the upcoming winter season would be the moment where I would set foot on a slope for the first time...
Snowboarding for the first time
I wish I could say I looked like the man in the feature photo on my first day on the slope. Confidently balancing on my board, gliding down the slope with all the grace of a gazelle. Unfortunately, I looked more like a baby trying to take its first steps, not so...
Grouse Mountain Winter Wonderland, Canada
Winter is upon us and the proud Vancouver mountains were beckoning us to explore their snowy peaks. Grouse Mountain, the peak of Vancouver, had just enjoyed some fresh snowfall and while the ski slopes were still closed, visitors can explore the mountain all year round. My boyfriend had never been in snow, so I...
Hampstead Heath detail
After a month of working with no free weekends, I finally found myself with nothing to do this Sunday. Keen to explore a few unknown places, I set off with my camera to capture the winter scenery in Hampstead Heath, a park in the North of London. After having lived in...
Christmas house
Valkenburg is a small town in the south of the Netherlands known for its Christmas market caves. I had visited the town when I was young, but I can only remember the mulled wine and hot chocolate smells while walking through the caves. When my mum suggested visiting Valkenburg before heading...
Winterville entrance
If you are looking for a Christmas market in London, you're better off visiting Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park or the Christmas market on the South Bank. If you rather visit an alternative, hipster market, you've come to the right place. Winterville in Victoria Park oozes East London vibe. Its...
Winter Wonderland, London
I LOVE Christmas markets, and if I had the time and money, I would probably visit all the Christmas markets in Europe each year. Strolling passed charming little wooden chalets in your warmest winter coat, holding a hot chocolate or Glühwein, while festive songs are being played in the...