Picture Perfect: The Lechtal Valley in Austria

This place, oh this beautiful part of the world. Breathtaking. Picture perfect I’d call it. The Lechtal Valley in Austria is one of the most beautiful areas I have ever visited. We have been coming here since we were kids. My…

Is Rotterdam worth a visit?

To conclude my Rotterdam blog post series I thought we’d have a little chat about Rotterdam in general and if it really is worth a visit. I know many of you immediately think of Amsterdam when someone mentions the Netherlands.…

My favourite place in Rotterdam: Concept Store Keet Rotterdam

Rotterdam is the perfect place to discover new hotspots and cute little design stores. In my Rotterdam foodie guide I already talked about my favourite foodie hotspots, affordable places to eat. And I already briefly mentioned my favourite place in the…

12 Affordable places to eat in Rotterdam

I was in desperate need of a little city break so we decided to go for a little weekend away to Rotterdam, a vibrant and lively city in the Netherlands. I live in Belgium so it wasn’t too far away and we…

Dreaming of Coffee: Thelma Concept Store in Leuven

I really can’t stop talking about coffee, can I? If you have been reading Ella Was Here for a while, you’ll know that I am a bit of a coffee addict. And so when I came across this lovely shop,…

A visit to the Japanese Garden in Hasselt

The Japanese Garden in Hasselt, Belgium, is one of my favourite places to visit for a relaxing walk during the weekend. It is absolutely breath-taking this time of year with the blossoms making the garden just a tad extra special. I…


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