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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Life in Antwerp

Hi guys,how are you? I know it's been so long since my last post (almost 2 months) and I do have valid explanations as per usual, here they go.

First off, I went off to a 2 week holiday to Paris which was so much fun I barely went on my laptop to blog or do anything whilst I was there although I did spam Instagram everyday during my holiday so maybe you kept up with me during that time.
Secondly, straight after Paris, I then had to prepare and sort out things before I then had to travel again to where I am now: Antwerp, Belgium.
I am currently in Belgium for a catering internship so for the past 4 weeks I have been trying to learn the language, explore the city, meet new people and prepare myself for a 4 month work placement in a hotel.

I have so many photos from Paris that I want to share and now even more photos too from Antwerp from the last 4 weeks. I'll take it slow and in turns of Paris to Antwerp so it's not like I'm spamming you guys with the same stuff all the time. 

First off: Life in Antwerp

I love this city. I've always been a city girl and moving to the countryside in England was a real bummer for me because I just love the energy in a city. The smell of the pollution, the noise of traffic straight outside our apartment, the constant hustle and bustle with people, the nearly getting ran over by cyclists and the fact that everything is so easily accessible if not by walking then by tram or train, all of a cities pros and cons. 

Antwerp is so near to my favourite cities: London & Paris (via the Eurostar, which by the way is so amazing!) and Amsterdam, although I've not been yet, I trust TFIOS enough to know it's a dream city to visit. 

During the first week, I almost had hyperventilation after discovering the high street and how many of my favourite brands the high street housed such as: Urban Outfitters, River Island, Forever 21, H&M, Zara and so much more. Being the avid shopper that I am, I almost died with excitement especially since my local high street back home doesn't even have some of the brands that are here. 
Cafes, restaurants, fast food restaurants, bars, etc. they're everywhere too as you'd expect living in a city.

You know what's everywhere too? Bicycles. I cannot count how many times I've been nearly ran over by a cyclist but after living here for a few weeks now, I am getting the hang of where cyclists and pedestrians should be and my ears are starting to pay attention to cyclist's bells. 
Students, they're everywhere as well considering this city is a student city as well as being the diamond city. So sometimes, I feel like as if I'm attending university since I also live in a student hostel.

To summarize, life in Antwerp is great, I love the city, I love the people and hopefully I'll love my work placement too then everything would be grand. 

I know, I know, this is such a long post but I suppose, it makes up for 2 months of non-existence. 
Next post = Paris so stay tuned.

Have a great week ahead lovelies xo


  1. Love the pictures !


  2. oh so cool that you're living in antwerp now, i am dutch so i understand the language, and believe me it's difficult as hell but i'm really curious and can't wait to read about all your adventures!
    xx ish

  3. What a lovely place! x

  4. Lovely Diary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you very much for your story that share to another.
    I love to travel in beautiful city but haven't been in foreign country yet.T^T

  5. Wow, congrats on the internship! I love all the pictures. I'm actually going on a trip to Europe next summer and Paris is a definite go-to place to visit!

    Kaylyn Nicole


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