maartjevansandwijk

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Why you should travel solo at least once

The past two years, I’ve mostly been travelling around the UK (though I’ve also been to Tenerife and Iceland). On my own. And I’ve already written a post with the pros and cons of travelling solo. But I want to…

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How to reduce your ecological footprint

In the past few years, I’ve really gotten into reducing my ecological footprint. And people joke about me trying to save the earth all on my own. Recently, an article came out about how we only have 12 years to…

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Minimalism or Decluttering

A couple of months ago, when Marie Kondo’s series on Netflix came out, I watched all of the episodes in a single weekend. Before that, I loved watching videos on YouTube of people decluttering. I still do. I declutter my…

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How living abroad changes you

Moving to England is one of the best things I have ever done. At the time, I was almost done with school and I had no real purpose or direction. No idea what I wanted to do with my life…

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Why I went vegan

I started eating vegan food in November 2016 and adopted a completely vegan lifestyle about two months later. But the reason behind my going vegan, might be a bit controversial. It wasn’t because of the animals. Or the environment. Or…

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Literary Places to visit in England

As you might’ve been able to tell from my monthly updates, I like reading. And I do it a lot. But not only do I like books, I also like anything that has to do with books. And some of…

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Things I learned from being an au pair

1. Everyone thinks their country is the best in the world From talking to other au pairs, I’ve learned that while they enjoy being in England, they still think their own countries are the best. While I don’t really agree…

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Reykjavik // Travel with me

At the end of December, I couldn’t sleep. So I started looking up different trips. Because that’s what I do when I can’t sleep. I book trips. The whole reason I booked this trip to Iceland was so that I…

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Things to remember when changing host families

It’s that time of year where a lot of new au pairs are starting their job. And others are changing their host families. Because sometimes, things just don’t work out – and you’re not quite ready to go back to…

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Tenerife // Travel with me

Monday morning, the 17th of December 2018, my host mum drove me to the airport. My Christmas holidays had officially begun and that afternoon, I boarded a plane to Tenerife. Not where I’m going to spend Christmas but I wanted…

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Reflecting on 2018

This post was actually supposed to go online last week. But I kind of neglected this blog while I was in the Netherlands with my parents. So here it is – me reflecting and looking back on my goals for…

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