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Hi <<First Name>>

Sunny greetings from London... oh no, Breda... oh no, Venlo... oh no, Amsterdam! Ah! It's really one of those weeks where I feel like a tourist on a big tour bus, 'doing Europe' in a week.

Sunday? That must be Berlin then! *snapsnapsnap*

Nick and I are in The Netherlands because this Thursday, his cousin got married in the charming Dutch city of Breda and after that, it was straight to Venlo (Nick's home town) for a catch up with friends at a party.

The party was aptly themed 'La Dolce Vita' and we all dressed up like Italians... such as the Mario Brothers, like Nick and I did. (Give us any good reason to wear a fake moustache and we're in, really). 

After the party, it was on to Amsterdam to see my family on Saturday, before we're back at the airport in Eindhoven to fly home. Yeah, living abroad is fun, but definitely exhausting sometimes!

Next week, there is hardly time for any rest, because I'm visiting the English city of Bath to discover some of it's more unexpected activities... I will keep you posted when I find out more. Make sure to check out Instagram Stories (@thetraveltester @thelondontester) for live updates! 

That's it for now, let's enjoy the rest of this Sunday and let me know how your weekend has been. Then I'll speak to you again next weekend!


- Nienke

Enjoy the following reads that I collected for you from all around the internet:

Exploring Dinosaurs in Kauai – The Jurassic Park in Hawaii

"All three Jurassic Park, as well as the Jurassic World movies, have filmed in this undeveloped and magical wilderness. So, we think exploring dinosaurs in Kauai is worth talking about."

thefairytaletraveler.com
 

Unplug and Let Nature Work Her Magic

"Nature is the place where you’ll find the space to breathe and discover who you are. Nature will ground you and help you manage the ups and downs in life. It’s the equilibrium you need to survive and thrive."

ytravelblog.com
 

Tim Dodd Is the Everyday Astronaut: An Origin Story

"It sounds like something out of a comic book: A normal man gets a special suit and vows to use his newfound powers for good. But Tim Dodd isn't a superhero. He's the Everyday Astronaut."

space.com
 

Your Guide to the Best Vegan Shoreditch Restaurants

"We did the hard work of eating our way around Shoreditch — and the rest of East London — just for you! So, if you’re hungry in Shoreditch, get ready for a feast."

myfiveacres.com
 

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep While Travelling for Work

"There are a number of ways to improve your odds of a good night’s sleep while on the road for work."

bigworldsmallpockets.com
 

Why Your Beach Trips Could Be More Therapeutic Than You Think

"Seawater has been used for medical purposes for hundreds of years, even before your regular recreational trip down to the beach was considered normal!"

wolventhreads.com

How to Use Social Enterprises to Improve Your Travels… and Make a Difference

"If you’re looking for more meaningful travel interactions and are interested in giving something back as you travel, it’s important to understand the concept of social enterprise — what is it, how it works with local communities, and where to find it in the travel industry."

uncorneredmarket.com
 

Using the KonMari Method to Pack Insanely Efficiently

"I’m not much for self-help books, but this is one that really made me change my life, as weird as it sounds. I am going to tell you how using the KonMari Method to pack will make your luggage more organized, lighter, and by doing that, make you feel less stressed and more excited about your trip. Seriously."

hippie-inheels.com
 

5 Ways to Travel More Responsibly in Thailand

"After living in and traveling around Thailand for five years I have become well aware of some of the issues, which this country deals with. Here are five easy and actionable responsible travel tips for Thailand."

aworldtotravel.com
 

How Creative Routines Improve Your Health and Well-Being

"Smoking, jogging, stress eating, meditating — daily routines play a big role in overall health and well-being. But should creative routines also be on that list?"

creativelive.com
 

This Man Used Google Maps And A Photo Of His Home Town To Prove Earth Isn't Flat

"To counteract the flat-Earthers, along with the endless pictures of Earth from space, we have many simple ways to pull apart their arguments. One man's experiment has gone viral on Reddit this week."

iflscience.com

 

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