As most of you guys now, my home town is Groningen City. I’ve lived there for 4 years, and definitely had a great time there. Before I left to start my new chapter in Washington DC, I did want to share my favorite hotspots in Groningen with you. The city of Groningen is one of the reasons why I decided to study at the University of Groningen – it has such a special atmosphere! That’s why I created this Groningen City Hotspot Guide, with all my must visits in my city. I know Amsterdam is definitely more popular choice to visit in the Netherlands, but Groningen is a great city to see as well. If you’ve considered visited Groningen, keep reading (and if not, I hope I can convince you)!
Moving abroad is no joke. There are a lot of preparations you need to do before you are actually ready to start your journey in another country. Having an accomodation to stay, fixing your passport or visa and getting your courses approved by the board – these are just a couple of things you need to take care when you want to study abroad. Another thing that is quite the struggle is how to pack your suitcase for studying abroad. There is a lot of information to be found when it comes to packing your suitcase for a short trip or a Summer holiday, but when it comes to packing your suitcase for a semester or year abroad I could not find a lot of useful tips. In this blogpost + video I will share all my tips for packing your suitcase when you are going on an Erasmus+ exchange. I also created a Study Abroad Packing List printable you can download for free!
For most of us, the most stressful time of the year (exam period…) is finally over. To me, this means one thing: time to relax! And what better way to pamper yourself than going on a retreat? I was kindly invited by L’Oréal Botanicals Freshcare to go on a two day retreat with them in the Dutch nature reserve De Veluwe at the estate Het Roode Koper. I had an amazing time filled with good food, beautiful nature and beautiful hair! If you want to know more about my special trip and my opinion on the new L’Oréal Botanicals Freshcare products, keep reading!
This was an unforgettable day. Imagine having lunch on a little island somewhere in the river delta, surrounded by beautiful nature and cute sheep. Yes, pretty special. A little while ago, I had the amazing opportunity to experience a delicious lunch on the smallest nature reserve in the Netherlands together with La Mer to celebrate World Ocean Day and the launch of their Crème de La Mer Blue Heart 2017 edition. Our journey started at a dock in Amsterdam, where a boat was waiting to transport us to Vuurtoreneiland.
One of my favorite restaurants of all time is Vapiano. You could literally wake me up at 3 AM for a plate of their whole wheat pasta funghi. Therefore, I was beyond excited when Vapiano also opened its doors in Groningen! If you don’t know what Vapiano is: It’s an Italian franchise concept you can find all over the world. It’s a mix between a restaurant and a more fast food-ish place: you order your food in an open kitchen, but after that you can eat it together with your friends and family in a more restaurant-like environment. Today I’m going to share my experience with you at Vapiano Groningen!
Hi, my name is Lilia, and welcome to my blog called LilyLike! I'm an online inspirer, photographer & entrepreneur. I'm originally from the Netherlands, but moved to sunny Los Angeles to chase my dreams. On my blog, you will find inspirational writings, as well as links to my favorite life, style & home decor pieces. If you want to get to know me better, click on the read more button below!