Travel Thursday – Anguilla beaches

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“Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer.” – A quote that I think is so true. I am so lucky to be able to see this much of the world and that is why I’ll take you with me on my exciting journeys! This time: Anguilla

After my stay in New York for three weeks I flew back to Amsterdam, to quickly unpack and wash everything, in order to have my whole suitcase ready that same evening. Yes, I flew straight back across the Atlantic!

That was a bit chaotic, but oh so worth it. Our first dream-like destination in the Caribbean: Anguilla, British West Indies. Though this small island doesn’t have a city center to offer, it makes up for everything with its 33 – yes: THIRTY THREE – beautiful beaches.

Read on to see some of these breathtaking beaches!

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Travel Thursday: New York City hotspots

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“Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer.” – A quote that I think is so true. I am so lucky to be able to see this much of the world and that is why I’ll take you with me on my exciting journeys!

It’s Thursday again, which means it’s time for my first real travel post! This time I’m telling you all about my favorite spots in the Big City of New York.

As I’ve told you in my last post, I have spent three weeks in one the coolest cities in the world; fashion and career capital New York City! While strolling through downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn I came by some cool neighborhoods and pretty areas. So, if your planning to go to the city soon, let me name a few…

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Travel Thursday: Britt introduces herself

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“From now on tune into Sarandipity twice on Thursday! With Travel Thursday Sarandipity is taking on a new and interesting topic… With this summer a guest writer as well!

Read her introduction and let both of us know what you think! :)”

Hey hey! First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Britt, full: Britta Maxime and I am the proud owner of www.brittamaxime.com. I am an 18-year-old who just graduated from High School and is enjoying her summer holiday to the fullest, before I start Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam in September. Exciting!

I have a huge passion for fashion, lifestyle, photography and traveling, so that’s what you’ll find me writing and posting on my blog.

For Sarandipity I will provide some cool travel info like hotspots and more for Travel Thursday! So…. Where will I take you all this summer?

Since June 29 I have been in Tarrytown, New York to stay on a campus with EF. Here I’ll stay until July 17th. After this exciting trip I’ll just have half a day to spend at home, before I am heading back to the airport again. Then I will go to the Caribbean with my family. Oh my, I can’t wait! We’ll hop on and off some islands, including Saba, St. Martin and St. Barths. Hmmm, now I already want to have my toes in the sand and in my hand a cocktail… Sounds perfect, right?

Stay tuned for my first Travel Thursday post! It will be online next week!

Travel planning dreams: Thailand

27-03-’14

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The Phraya Nakhon cave in Thailand
 

Hi lovely followers,

As you might know I love travelling. During the summer of 2012 I went to Singapore and Indonesia and I had the time of my life. In Indonesia I went to Manado, West Papua, Bali and Java and so I saw a lot of different things. It really was an amazing experience and if it depends on me I would love to see more of Asia! 

A couple of alumni from my education are now on backpacking trips and I have seen so many beautiful pictures from their trips. I can’t wait to plan an go on a new trip myself! 

One of the countries I would really like to visit is Thailand. This country has so much to offer if you ask me. Gorgeous sandy beaches, tropical islands, gorgeous nature, amazing Buddhist temples and building and of course a wonderful culture. 

I love planning trips, even before I even bought a ticket to go somewhere. Today I am giving you a little bit of insight in what I would like to do should I go to Thailand someday (which is hopefully soon haha). 

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During a holiday I want to be able to relax but I also want to see as much as possible. Besides that I really like interaction with local people. 
 
On my trip through Indonesia I actually stayed with locals most of the time. I know that in Thailand you have some home stay’s. While staying in these kind of accommodations you not only get to know the host or home owner but you also get a great sneak peek in the normal and daily life of a local. Very interesting and it might let you look at a country really different. 

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Homestay village in Raja Ampat Indonesia

 

 
Besides interacting with locals I of course would also like to see the touristic attractions and not to forget, the hidden pearls only the locals know about. 
 
For example I would love to visit Bangkok and see all the different temples! And in Chiang Mai I would love to visit a elephant farm or sanctuary, check out the waterfall, see the temples and so on. Travel to me is more than just relaxing, for me it is also learning from different cultures and getting to know new people. 

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Thai beach <3

 

When checking out things to do in Thailand I found a website whose focus it is to let tourists meet locals, learn from them and hang out together. Check out some of the cool tours with locals in Thailand. The opportunities are pretty huge.

I already imagine myself chilling at the waterfall together with some fun locals.

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Chiang Mai sticky waterfall photo from withlocals.com



What is your dream destination and how do you plan your travel adventures?

xoxo Saranda

 
 

Buhbye, cu soon!

09-08-’13

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Bye bye all,

I am going on a nice and very much adventurous holiday! The destination is Norway and I am going to make a very nice trip…

I will be back soon, very soon, but I won’t be able to reply to your comments for a few days 🙂 I am afraid that is not part of the house sitters job haha 😀 But, I will try to tweet / instagram a bit so you can stay up to date if you wish! (Click on the social media buttons on the right to follow)

So bye bye and see you soon!

Much love, 
Saranda