September 12, 2016

ALL NEW AT COCOMATHILDE.COM

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Haven't been able to post over the past weeks but I have a good excuse: I have been working on my NEW BLOG!!! Yay! After 6 ½ years on cocomathilde.blogspot.com I have moved my blog to 


New blog design, new URL, new everything. I have decided to keep this blog (yes, very nostalgic, very impractical) but you'll still be able to find all the old and new posts (including a super recent HELSINKI TRAVEL JOURNAL) on the new blog. 

So head over to cocomathilde.com, I'm super excited to hear your feedback!! :)

August 30, 2016

TRAVEL DIARY | SAN SEBASTIÁN

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Weeks later I finally get to show you the photos I've taken in Spain. After travelling through the south of France for some days I arrived in San Sebastián - and couldn't believe I have never before been to this beautiful city.

August 14, 2016

[CITY GUIDE] LONDON

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It's been a while now but spending the last few weeks far away from my laptop, without any (well-working) Wifi and only limited mobile data I hadn't had the chance to post anything. Until now, I'm back home for a few days, with the post-travel depressions setting in and many new posts planned.

London is already a month ago (feels like 5 though), but I still managed to take some notes and show you some of my favourite places I have discovered while spending the weekend there. So here we go, a small city guide to a city, where probably half a million city guides already exist for.

July 19, 2016

RECIPE: GAZPACHO / REFRESHING SPANISH TOMATO SOUP

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If there is something the Spanish definitely know how to do it's food. Think of tapas, paella, patatas bravas... But my absolute favourite Spanish (actually Andalusian) dish is Gazpacho, a refreshing cold vegan tomato soup which is so easy and quick to make you will not want to make anything else anymore for the rest of the summer.

July 16, 2016

OPEN SOURCE FESTIVAL 2016

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Same festival, different year. Once again I spent a beautiful sunny Saturday at the Open Source Festival in Düsseldorf. So here we go, a few photos and a small review of this year's edition of Düsseldorf's very own festival. 

July 11, 2016

TRAVEL DIARY | LONDON | BOROUGH MARKET & BRICK LANE

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One last exam and I was officially done with my second semester and off visiting friends in England (yes, the Brexit was the No.-1-topic of discussion and yes, everything was cheap). I had an amazing week in Brighton and the English countryside, going on long walks, napping and watching old movies, baking shortbread and generally not doing a lot due to our end-of-the-year-exhaustion. And then I took the train to London, walked 18 km three days in a row, explored approx. every street in the city and had the best time. 

July 05, 2016

AMFI ATELIER SHOW

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A few weeks ago I had the incredible chance to photograph back- and frontstage at the ATELIER SHOW of the Amsterdam Fashion Institute. I cannot describe how much I enjoyed this, running around between the people, capturing these moments of excitement and fear, curiousness and tension, observing all the people rushing around getting ready for the show. I can finally show you my favourite photos, and yes, it's a lot. Photographing real models is super fun, and backstage even more.

June 21, 2016

SCOPOPHILIA ARTS FESTIVAL

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Being part of the Art Committee at my uni we spent the last months organising Scopophilia, our arts festival, which took place in the beautiful garden of Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam Noord. Working on the event was an incredibly intense experience and even though there were quite a few ups and downs (and maybe more downs than ups), all the work definitely paid off in the end. 

June 14, 2016

[CITY GUIDE] LISBON

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I think it's not necessary to tell you over and over again how much I liked Lisbon and what an amazing city it is and so on and so on. Just one thing: go go go, visit it, have a great time, safe a lot of money because it's cheap (I'm speaking of 10€ for a pretty good hostel bed and 9 for a perfect three-course-menu), it's laid-back, it's young and creative, and beautiful and busy and not too big but big enough. And so close to Europe's most beautiful beaches. And after booking your flights takes notes and follow this little guide around one of my favourite cities.