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The massive cathedral and the numerous windmills tower over the beautiful city which is located right by the sea. Palma has nothing to do with the resort city which I have imagined. The Old Town is charming and has a touch of many cultures which the city has experienced. It offers an endless array of galleries, historic monuments and good food.
I would never say that I would like Mallorca. I wouldn’t believe if somebody told me that I would go there. But yet I went I’m absolutely in love with it! Mallorca so much surprised me! Come with me for a short trip through this amazing Spanish island!
Just as real espresso tastes best when drinking slowly on a small square in Italy, the harsh northern countries visited in the winter reveal more of their character and authenticity. The temperature might not be the most pleasant but it gives you a good excuse to drop in somewhere for a coffee whenever you feel like.
After describing all my experience with desperate flat hunting, scammers and Airbnb adventures I decided to write a short guide on where to look for a place to live in the most crowded European land which might not be a piece of cake.
There was a time in my family when a pigeon stayed with us at home. The story was quite simple: my Mom met it on a walk and she felt sorry for a bird which couldn’t fly, so she decided to take it with her until it would be able to move independently apart from on foot.
…. or how Julia was changing accommodation every second day and couldn’t decide where to stay. Or how Julia managed to visit 57681 flats before she managed to settle. Or simply: how hard it is to find an accommodation when you are moving abroad.
And there it was – my very ugly black bike standing at the Boergoensestraat – and me – staring at it proudly not knowing by this time that soon I will have to invest double its worth in the reparations. It might had been love at first sight but we were not supposed to live happily ever after.
Here are a few basic things which you have to arrange when you move to the Netherlands. It might give you shudders on the beginning but once you’re done with it, your life will be easier.
I’ve never ever seen before in my life as many bikes as in the Netherlands. Huge parking lots, racks and thousands of paths – and everything for biking. They’re literally everywhere and when you’re crossing the street you rather watch out for a bike than a car.
I am writing this post sitting on a sofa in my cozy apartment with a warm tea in my hands while outside it’s raining. But few months before it was not that cozy and I would be probably moving out from one Airbnb to another. In this heavy rain and with my heavy bag in my hand.