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Hotel2Stay - Amsterdam, Netherlands

 
During our visit to Amsterdam, we stayed at Hotel2Stay.
 
It's a hotel next door to Sloterdijk Station where you can get to the airport in 10 minutes or the Central Station in 5 minutes with the train. We lived in a Queen Studio with a big double bed and a fully functional kitchen, and the hotel also offers a gym, sauna, and a rooftop "garden".
 
Me and my boyfriend have very different travel styles - I want it to be as cheap as possible, while he doesn't mind spending a bit more for better comfort. Therefore, we compromised and ended up both being satisfied with this hotel's high standard - for only 70€ per night. It's a bit outside of the central parts of the city, but the public transportation is very good in Amsterdam so this wasn't anything that bothered us. It may not have been av "WOOOOAW"-experience staying here but the beds were comfortable, everything were tidy and clean and the staff was super friendly, and what more do you really need?
 
Read more about my trip to Amsterdam
 
 
 
Quick facts about Hotel2Stay
 
Name: Hotel2Stay
Location: Tempelhofstraat 2, Amsterdam
24-hour reception: Yes
Animals allowed: No
Breakfast: Yes 
Gym: Yes
Parking: Yes
Pool: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Price per night: Around 70€ for a Queen Studio
Distances: Anne Frank Huis (4,1 km), Central Station (4,6 km), Rijksmuseum (5,0 km)
Other: All 157 rooms have their own bathroom and kitchen. Super friendly staff who can help with anything from booking tours to bike rental.
 
My rating: 
★★★/★★★★★

Mumin Kaffe - Helsinki Finland

 
When I was in Helsinki in the beginning of the year, I had brunch in this cute café called Mumin Kaffe.
 
Since we only had 6 hours in Helsinki, we didn't want to spend much time on the whole, "We need to eat something"-process and decided to find a place beforehand where we could combine breakfast and lunch. I googled quite a lot before finding Mumin Kaffe, and since the children book characters the Moomins are the main thing I think about when I think of Finland, we obviously had to go there.
 
There are actually in total 4 Mumin Kaffe's in Helsinki, but after looking at pictures we decided to go to the one called Fabianinkatu, mostly because we liked the colors of the walls, haha. I had a spinach filled croissant and my friend Madeleine a broccoli pie and we were both happy with our choices. We were there a bit after 10 am on a Monday and it was only us and another family there, which gave us a calm start of the day where we could plan on where to go next. There was also a little shop with Moomin products which we had a look at before we left and explored the streets of Helsinki.

Read more about my trip to Helsinki
 
 
 
Quick facts about Mumin Kaffe
 
Name: Mumin Kaffe Fabianinkatu
Menu: Sweet pastries, sandwiches, pies, ice cream and a wide selection of hot and cold drinks.
Location: Fabianinkatu 29, Helsinki
Opening hours: Open daily 10 am to 6 pm
Other: Has a small Moomin shop with Moomin products for sale and an area for kids to play in. Super family-friendly!
 
My rating: 
★★★/★★★★★
 
 
 
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6 of my favorite travel accounts on Instagram

Happy Valentine's day!
 
I must say that I'm not really into valentine's day that much, but it is never wrong to share some extra love in this world! Therefore, I decided that I want to share my 6 favorite travel accounts on Instagram with you! Don't forget to follow my travel account, wanderlustbyjona.
 
 
 
theslowtraveler
 
This account is made by Carolyn from the UK who works as a freelance photographer! I really like her soft and down to earth color scheme and the windows at her home are just to die for! Check it out here!
 
wanderersandwarriors
 
My favorite travel couple, Charlie and Lauren! They are originally from the UK, but travels the world together and shares amazing (and often super cute) photographs from their journey. Don't forget to watch their insta stories with daily updates, they are just so funny. Check it out here!
 
 
 
 
pepas95
 
Another account with the base in the UK! I seem to have a thing for those, haha. 22-year-old Pedro shares really cool photographs from his travels which often are taken on hidden places in even the most well-traveled cities. Check it out here!
 
helloemelie
 
This account is probably my favorite one of all time and with the 1,1 million followers, I'm probably not the only one who thinks so. Emelie share photos from all around the world with a sort of minimalistic feeling which I just adore. Check it out here!
 
 
 
travel_inhershoes
 
LA-based Aggie can make anyone want to book a flight ticket immediately. She shares photos daily from her adventures around the world. Check it out here!
 
pilotmadeleine
 
I found Madeleine's account just a couple of days ago, but it has already turned into one of my favorites! Her photos are just amazing, and she was recently in Austria and makes even me who hates snow daydreaming of the snowy mountains and taking a hot bath in the cold air. Check it out here!
 
 
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Which ones are your favorite accounts on Instagram? Tell me in the comments below!