Daytrip to Lille

Last weekend, we visited Lille (France). It's so cool and weird going to a different country and coming back the same day! It felt totally unreal. I would say we had a great time there but we always to!

And you know I love sharing my travel experiences with you, so here are some photos I took.


Finding time to blog when you're an exchange student

This is a short of personal post, but I feel like it's something I needed to do, both for me and for you. Since I arrived at Belgium (actually, before even arriving), I have been struggling to find the time to work on posts. Not only do I find it hard to find the time to write the actual post, but also for all the preparations, thinking of posts ideas, and promoting my blog.

I no longer have time to contribute to twitter chats for bloggers, or leave comments on other blogs, which means my visits and comments are dropping down, which is pretty discouraging.

However, I do not want to quit blogging, because I love it, and even if my blog is not a really big thing, I'm still quite proud of what I have accomplished and I don't want it to get wasted, so I decided that I'm going to try to do my best to continue blogging every Sunday.

I used to blog 2/3 times a week, and I would love to continue to be able to do so, but I simply can't. So my weekly posts topic will be a bit random. It could either be personal, or lifestyle, or travel, or recipes... you never know, just as I never know what I will have the time to do that week.

And that's it for today. These weren't exactly some pretty exciting news, and I'm sorry for that. But as I said before, it is something I wanted to share with you.

Travel Tuesdays: Living in Belgium #2 - Featuring Antwerp

My adventures in Belgium continue and I get more and more excited to share them with you every day. 

This is Leuven, the place where I'm studying.


We recently discovered this park, which I think was lovely.





And... it even had donkeys!


Cycling all day is pretty tiring, so we definitely earned a few Belgian waffles... Just look at the amount of chocolate! Oh dear!


This is my new University...


Apparently, I'm the only one in my friends group that adds fried onion to hot dogs. They decided to name this the "bicky doggie", because it reminds them of a Bicky burger, which is a Belgian burger with fried onion on it.


And... this is what happens if they find out they have a blog...



The erasmus life is not all about partying. Sometimes you have to wake up at 9am on a Saturday morning to play beachvolleyball for hours...


Antwerp


And now... my favorite part of today's post... Our trip to Antwerp.

This is the central station. How could you not love a city when this is the first thing you see when you get out of the train?


This is my new twinie, Katie, and me being... well... tourists.














I think the photos speak for themselves so I don't have much to say. I hope you enjoy the views as much as I did!

DIY Safety Pin Necklace

First of all, I want to thank Leire and Luz for inspiring this post. The other day, I was chilling out with some friends at one of their houses and one of them (Luz) was wearing this gorgeous necklace that I still can't believe she made herself. Another girl, Leire, suggested I wrote a blog post about it (yes, they found out about my blog) and I just cannot believe I didn't think of it! So thanks a lot to them.


To make this you will only need:


  • Cord
  • Beads
  • Safety pins

Simply add a few beads to each safety pin and insert the cord through the loop of each of them.




I think it looks amazing and makes a great statement necklace!


Also, Leire took a few photos that were too nice not to share them with you... so enjoy them!




Room Tour

I absolutely love my new room and I wish I could have it in Spain, and I just couldn't not share it with you.


My room has two sections, separated by a wall. The one you see when you come into the room is like a mini private living room, while the other one is more like a bedroom, with a bed, a closet, and a sink with a mirror.



For some reason, my room has not one, but two, fake fireplaces: one in the bedroom part, and the other one in the living room part.


The living room part was a bit empty, so I bought a little table from Ikea and a foldable chair in case I had any visits.


I also bought these "shelves", that have little colorful boxes. I absolutely love it because I can keep everything organized attending to different categories and it gives my room a lot of color!


The previous owner had some stuff hanging on the walls and when she left and removed those, she left some huge white spots on the wall, so I bought a vinyl sticker from ikea to cover those (although I still have a few to cover, which you can see in the photo)


And now... this is my desk.


I know it's a bit plain and boring, but I love how big and tidy it is... Although I definitely need to think of some diys to spice it up!