Tirol

10 Breathtaking Hikes in the Lechtal: Austria Guide

Last year, when I published some of the pictures I took during my holiday in the Lechtal in Austria, quite a few people contacted me for some popular hiking recommendations in the area. Back then I didn’t have enough content for…

Tirol

Hiking in Tirol: Packing Essentials

I’m taking a little break from all the Netherlands themed blog posts and am taking you to a different European country instead. As you may already know, I love Austria and have been going to the Lechtal valley ever since…

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I am Ella, a 26-year-old from Belgium. I graduated as a journalist and now have a blog to write about everything I love about life.

You'll find lots of travel posts on the blog as well as personal, indoor gardening, cooking, DIY and more general lifestyle posts on Ella Was Here.

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Utrecht

9 Affordable Things To Do in Utrecht

Do you ever get that excited, bubbly feeling when you visit a new city, the feeling that makes you think ‘I’m gonna be at home here’? Because that’s what I felt when I visited Utrecht for the first time. What…

The Hague

Visiting The Hague: What to do when it rains during your trip

Or alternative title: The one where Ella sits in various coffee shops all day. Back in July when I was travelling through the Netherlands for a few weeks, I decided to stop by The Hague for 3 days (2 nights).…

Kinderdijk, Netherlands

A Day Trip to Kinderdijk

During my first few days in the Netherlands, I ended up staying in a hostel in the city centre of Rotterdam. It was close to the station so I really wanted to, while I was there, venture out for a…

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Rotterdam

Returning to Rotterdam: Which places did I end up revisiting? + Why Rotterdam …

If you happen to have stumbled upon this article by mere chance, my blog might be totally new to you so here’s a short introduction: I’m Ella, a 26-year-old lifestyle blogger from Belgium and I have recently decided to take…

I’m taking a year off to travel the world

THE SECRET IS FINALLY OUT! I am finally (after years and years of saving) taking some time off to travel the world. Ahhh, I cannot even describe how excited I am right now! If you’ve known me for a while…

New Blog Design!

A few months ago, I felt the need for change creeping upon me again. Every year or so I tend to get tired of my blog design and I just long for some change. And after a while, contemplating whether…

10 Things To Make Me Smile #6

I know I say this all the time but can you believe it’s nearly June already?! It’s almost summertime baby! There are quite a few changes coming up here on Ella Was Here but before it’s time to reveal all…

Making My Own Motivational Photo Journal

  The online photo service, Fotofabriek, approached me a few weeks ago to see if I was willing to try their online photograph album editor. And of course I said yes! I love taking pictures and to be able to…

The Skincare Edit #1: Skincare products I’ve been trying out lately

I am always trying out new skincare products in order to one day find the perfect skincare routine. I do have sensitive and dry skin so I have to be careful with what I’m using though. For the past few…