Marieke Willems

Marieke Willems


The 3 nicest hotels with swimming pool in Porto

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Porto is a charming and atmospheric city where you can enjoy everything the city has to offer. Pubs, restaurants, cathedrals, churches and museums go hand in hand! The city has beautiful main streets, but also numerous narrow streets with atmospheric squares. The city is built on a number of hills, giving you a beautiful view on a regular basis. Are you looking for hotels with swimming pool in Porto? I have selected the 3 nicest hotels with swimming pool in Porto for you!

The 3 nicest hotels with swimming pool in Porto

Facts Destinations

20 fun facts about Malaysia


Malaysia is a country that lies partly on the Asian mainland and partly on the northern island of Borneo. Malaysia is really Asia. It is one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia due to investments in technology industry and a reasonable oil wealth. Skyscrapers, exotic wildlife, beautiful islands, jungle…. Malaysia has it all. What are nice facts about Malaysia?

20 fun facts about Malaysia!

Culture & NatureTravel

5x why I think Croatia should be your next destination


Croatia is a country that I think has everything to offer for a very nice vacation. I think it is a very versatile holiday destination on the Mediterranean coast with great beaches, a beautiful nature and a rich cultural history. The various cities in the country all have their own character and that also means that Croatia has many different faces to it. I think Croatia is a great and unique mix of Central European, Mediterranean and Eastern European influences. Why should Croatia be your next travel destination?

I give you 5 reasons why Croatia should be your next travel destination!

CitytripsHidden GemsTravel

The 5 hidden gems in Paris


Paris is a wonderful city I want to visit it every year. This is because of all of the sights it has to offer, as well as the excellent museums, atmospheric streets, the squares, the gardens, the food, the wine, the shops. Paris is simply a top destination for tourists! Every year, about 25 million tourists visit the city of romance. The most cliche places are of course worth a visit, but most people have already seen them before.  You want to see the hidden gems in Paris!

So what is really fun to do when you’ve visited Paris a couple of times already? My five favorite hidden gems in Paris!

Sun, Sea & beachesTravel

Goa, the three best beaches


Goa is the smallest state of India and here you will find what you almost can’t find in India: peace and quiet! From north to south, the state is about 100 km long and from east to west up to 50 km wide. Goa is the best beach destination of India. It has a Portuguese colonial past and therefore Goa has its own character which is not comparable to the rest of India. Years ago, there were mostly hippies in Goa, but today it is fun for everyone to visit Goa. You will find large hotel resorts, but also Indian culture and Portuguese history. Goa, what are the best beaches to visit?

It’s difficult to choose so I described for Goa the three beaches.


8 tips to prevent you from getting robbed on a trip


Since I was 18 years old, I travel all over the world and I usually I do this alone, but sometimes also with family or friends or in an organized trip. I have never been robbed during all my travels! Yes ,I realize very well that I have a good dose of luck on my side, but there are certainly a number of things that I am always consciously working on to prevent it from happening. How do you prevent getting robbed on a trip?

I give you my 8 tips to prevent you from getting robbed on a trip!


6 interesting habits abroad!


Something which might be very normal to us, can be perceived very differently by foreigners. We have all been surprised about the strange habits in another country. To prepare yourself for your trip and to not be surprised by different etiquette and common practises abroad, I’ve written down some interesting habits abroad.

Curious about new cultures and habits abroad? 6 interesting habits abroad!


The 5 best places to shop in Chiang Mai


Chiang Mai is a great city for shopping! Of course, the whole of Thailand is one big shop walhalla for the lovers, but I think Chiang Mai is the perfect place to shop! There is so much choice and so much diversity that everything is for sale in this city. It is also the cheapest place in Thailand for shopping! Are you looking for souvenirs, clothing, fake products or the real brands? You find this all in abundance here. For an afternoon, forget about the temples and the other attractions of Chiang Mai and go shopping! But what are the best places to shop in Chiang Mai?

I share my 5 best places to shop in Chiang Mai with you.

Unique Experiences

Visiting Teide National Park: information and tips

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A trip to Tenerife is only complete when you visit the Teide national park! This is the highest mountain in Spain with 3,718 meters and one of the most visited parks in Europe. From many places in Tenerife you can see the impressive top of the Teide. It is a beautiful park where you will feast your eyeballs! I give you all the information and tips you need for visiting Teide National Park!

Visiting Teide National Park: information and tips!