Top 10 places to visit in Rome

Rome is such a beautiful city, there is so much to see and to do. I’ve been quite a few times in Rome and I still haven’t seen all of the landmarks. If you’re visiting Rome, prepare yourself for a lot of walking! There are hop on, hop off busses, but walking through the little streets will make you fall in love with this city!

Every time I go to Rome, I’m there for just a day or two. Below you find my top 10 of favourite places in Rome (that you can see all in one day)!

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Top 10 places to visit in Madrid

During flight school I lived in Madrid. For two years I got the chance to live the Spanish life, learn the language and feel at home in this beautiful city! Coming back to Madrid still feels like coming home. I have always loved to stroll through the little streets between Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza Santa Ana. I have enjoyed this city so much and I would love to give you a little insight in my favorite spots of Madrid!

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How to become a Pilot #03: Flight School Cost & Conditions

In the previous blogposts I wrote about choosing a flight school and the general requirements. In this post I would like to include some extra information about the different types of flight schools and to explain different options that you might not have heard of before!

Initially I have been writing about the Integrated ATPL course, which is the course that I did (and know most about). However, there are different options that you could take into consideration! Press on the READ MORE button to find out!

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My own experience #01: The selections

Many pilots knew from a very young age that they wanted to become a pilot when they grew up. For me, it was a little bit different. I always admired pilots, I looked up at the sky when a plane passed and one of my earliest memories is waving my grandparents goodbye at Schiphol’s panorama terrace as they were leaving in a plane to Jordan. I loved seeing the big airplanes preparing for departure and watching them take off. I must have been 3 or 4 years at that time. From that moment onwards, I was always excited to go to the airport or just pass by and see the planes taxiing, being curious how it was possible that such big and heavy airplanes could fly. Once or twice I asked my parents if it was possible to become a pilot. Even though my parents always supported me in all possible ways, they also raised me with a positive but rational mindset. They told me that it was very difficult and expensive to become a pilot. They told me about the pilots aptitude tests to be accepted to flight school, medical checks and education. Based on this, I assumed it was very difficult and for that moment I did not continue to do any research. Press on the READ MORE button to read how I went from high school to flight school!

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VLOG #53: In the cockpit to Amsterdam!

 

My three day trip to Amsterdam started with an awesome flight on the jumpseat in the cockpit of an Airbus A320! It was really nice to see the pilots doing their job, it’s quite different from the plane that I fly!

Together with Diego I spent three amazing days in Amsterdam, meeting up with friends and family and riding a bike through the beautiful city centre!


Top 10 places to visit in Amsterdam (from a local)

When it’s sunny, Amsterdam is (in my opinion) the most beautiful city in the world! Here’s my top 10 favourite places to visit when I am there! These highlights are probably not the ones that you typically read in travel guides, like Anne Frank’s house or the Heineken Experience, but the places I actually love to visit when I am home in Amsterdam.

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How to become a Pilot #01: Flight Schools

Can you tell me how I can become a pilot?” It’s the number one question I get asked multiple times a day. You can find a lot of information on the internet, but the guidelines are not for every individual person. Why is that?

Because we are all in different parts of the world, with different backgrounds and there are very many flight schools worldwide. The best option for one person may not be the best option for another.

Even though you can’t find your perfect answer on the internet rightaway, Google will be your best friend when you start your research process. It all may sound a bit vague, but don’t worry: I will guide you through it. Press on the READ MORE button to see the first 5 steps to consider!

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Puglia

Lately I visited Puglia in Southern Italy. It’s the province of the heel of the boot – if you know what I mean! As Diego works in Brindisi, we made daytrips from there. Everything is very close by, from Brindisi we didn’t spend more than 1,5 hour driving to all the locations. I loved the cristal blue water, the iconic olive tree fields and the nature all around! Find below the places we visited in 4 days!

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Crete

In summer I fly a lot to many Greek islands, but even though I have been doing this for almost 4 years already, I never got off the plane and discovered these wonderful islands. I did visit Greece with my family when I was younger, but there are still so many islands to discover! So this year I told myself I would go and finally explore some islands. To be honest, I have only done Crete so far, so I think I’ll have to postpone this adventurous plan to 2019. But, Crete was a BIG success and I am happy to tell you all about it!

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Top 10 places to visit in Sicily

My top 10 places in Sicily

As I’ve lived for about 1,5 years in Sicily and it’s for sure one of the best places in the world to live (and to travel to!), I am really excited to tell you all about it! It’s such a beautiful island to do a roadtrip for about two weeks and drive all around the island!

Sicily is an island with wonderful nature, amazing food, rich of culture and the most friendly and welcoming people! Below you find an example route from Palermo and from Catania. It will bring you to most of the highlights. I will only describe the places I have actually been to myself, but in the itinerary you find more places (that are still on my own bucketlist as well!)

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