Kiev, Landscape Alley, St. Sophia Cathedral and a lot of Ukrainian hospitality

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Kiev: art at Landscape Alley, the beautiful Cathedral of St. Sophia and a special chicken

Explore the city of Kiev, wander around the streets and take a tour in the great Cathedral. And if you are hungry, try the specialty of Kiev!

Which city: Kiev, Ukraine.

Where to go: Enjoy the art of Landscape Alley and visit St. Sophia Cathedral, one of the city's best known landmark.

What to drink and eat: Have the specialty of Kiev: Chicken Kiev, and try the recipe of Jamie Oliver's Chicken Kiev at home ;-)!

What to do: Visit the electric mix of sculptures by mosaic tiles of Landscape Alley or go to the St. Sophia Cathedral and get familiar with this giant masterpiece.

What to love: Enjoy the incredible Ukrainian hospitality. It's warm and sincere!

Watch our vlog of Kiev!

Amsterdam, sailing, swimming and fun on the Vinkeveense Plassen

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vinkeveense plassen

During summertime we like to go sailing and swimming on the Vinkeveense Plassen (Lakes of Vinkeveen) with Margré's sailing boat or with Desiré's motor boat. Our boats are in the harbor called Jachthaven Bon (Marina Bon). This time we went out sailing with Margré's Flytour. The name of her boat is 'Demoiselle'. A blue sky, warm water and a lot of sunshine were perfect ingredients for us to leave the harbor of Jachthaven Bon, situated near the Vinkeveense Plassen. This lake is not far from the hussle and bustle of the capital of the Netherlands: Amsterdam. A perfect place to relax and enjoy wind, water and sun. If you want to rent a small boat (even possible with a picnic arrangement) or you want a boat with a captain, you can contact Jachthaven Bon. You can enjoy the Vinkeveense Plassen for hours. There are a lot of small private islands in the lake. But some of the islands are public, so you can stay there for a while to picnic or to dive in the clear water. Worth a visit on a nice warm summer day when you want to escape the busy city of Amsterdam for a while.

Shopping in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam stores

Today I went shopping in my favorite city Amsterdam.
You definitely should pay a visit to the Bijenkorf when it has its craziest sale! (Three crazy days / drie dwaze dagen).
Luckily it was not so crowded, like you would have expected. Books, jewelry, coffee machines etc… almost everything is marked down! I also love the & Other Stories Shop! They sell pretty cool stuff there for a reasonable price. After this wonderful afternoon, I went back home satisfied with my purchases!