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One day in Cairo

When you think about a holiday in Egypt, you immediately think about a visit to Cairo to see the pyramids. From Hurghada you can book excursions but keep in mind: it will be a very long day. You will be picked up at your hotel at 1 am and you come back around 10 pm. But it is definitely worth it although you only see the highlights of the city. read more

Hotel Serenity Makadi Beach in Hurghada, Egypt

Serenity Makadi Beach

Serenity Makadi Beach is located in Makadi Bay, outside of Hurghada. It is a big hotel complex that is designed in Moroccan style. Outside the hotel, there is nothing to do, so if you want to go to Hurghada, you have to ask for a shuttle or a taxi. But why would you want to visit downtown Hurghada if you have everything you want in this beautiful hotel? read more

What to do in Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Amsterdam is an amazing city to visit: lovely picturesque canals, famous musea, and a lot of history. We were there for 1.5 days and had plenty of time to do a lot of things. Visiting Amsterdam soon? Here are some ideas on what to do. There are so many more things to do, but this is already a very good start. read more

36 hours in Amsterdam – food and drinks

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Although we are living in Belgium, we don’t visit The Netherlands, and particularly Amsterdam a lot. In fact, I have lived in The Netherlands (Eindhoven) for almost 4 years and I have visited Amsterdam twice. So when we were looking for an interesting city not far from Belgium, we quickly decided on this beautiful historical city. read more

Hotel XO Hotels Park West in Amsterdam

XO Hotel Park West Amsterdam

For our trip to Amsterdam, we decided on taking a hotel outside the city center: XO Hotels Park West. For one, these are not so expensive and it is not so noisy compared to hotels in the center of Amsterdam. XO Hotels Park West is conveniently located right across a tram stop which brings you to the city center in about 15 minutes. You can buy tickets in the vending machines in the lobby of the hotel. The last tram leaves the city center a little past midnight. read more

Carnival of Aalst

Being born and raised in Aalst (Belgium), I really have to promote its ´world-famous’ carnival. Although not as famous as the carnival in Rio or Venice it still attracts around 90000 people to the parade on Sunday each year. If you are in Belgium around that time, you must come and celebrate carnival in Aalst. It is a special and fantastic experience. read more