Author: Marjolein

restaurant onder de leiding straat eindhoven

Places & Spaces: Onder De Leidingstraat

No need to travel far from home to discover surprising new hangouts. Cool places might just be around the corner! Like this lunchroom, Onder De Leidingstraat, where I love to hang out sometimes. It’s located in the hip and recently renovated industrial area of Eindhoven, otherwise known as StrijpS .

lighthouse

The life of an ex-expat

After having lived abroad for almost five years in three different countries, I felt it was time to go home. Today, exactly one year ago I decided it was time to move back to my motherland. I thought this was going to be easy. After all, it was the country I grew up in. However, nothing could be further from the truth. When I got back I thought time had stood still and I could pick up right where I left off. Except, it hadn’t. Everything had moved on, everybody had moved on. Which is, of course, the natural course of things.

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A brand new year!

I am looking back at an eventful year, as a lot has changed for me in 2015. I said goodbye to my life in France and moved back to my motherland. I realised that I needed to find a place where I can feel at ease in order to find myself. Being in my own country again surrounded by family and friends and also my silly little culture definitely helped, but a place to call my home is something I still need to find.

City trip to Porto

Finally I got the opportunity again to do what I love most, travel! I took a plane and went on a 5 day trip to Porto in Portugal. And as soon as I arrived I knew I was exactly where I needed to be. I never really like to plan my travels too much in advance because I find that the best way to explore a city is to just lose yourself in it. This way you discover the true ambience of a city and hidden treasures will reveil themselves. And -oh- did I find some great places & spaces in this city that stole my heart!