Posts Tagged ‘petite passport’


April 30, 2011

My goal in life is to share the best hotspots to every travel loving person in the world. That’s why I started PP and why I keep answering e-mails of people asking for tips (even when my day is full of work or when I’m feeling sad). Writing about it is one thing – I love discovering all the spots and turn it into a small blog post – getting feedback is another. That’s where I live for. You telling me that you actually went to one of the spots on Petite Passport. That’s what gives me butterflies in my stomach and makes me smile all day. So I like to invite you to this space on Petite Passport – your space – SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE! ♥

To get the writing started: Tell me your name, where you’re from, where you’ve been and what you think of the place. What would YOU recommend or not? What was the thing that caught your eye? Was there something funny to discover? Would you go there again? 


April 27, 2011

I love yoga. And since I went to Bali and practiced my asana’s in the open air, I’m hooked on yoga holidays (when they say: ‘breath in’ and you smell the nature instead of the heavy odour from your classmate, it certainly makes a huge difference). Yoga in another country is cool, but you have to be lucky with the teacher (I’m not gonna tell you my experience in Tulum with an ex-con from Israel but bootcamp is nothing compared to that lesson).

Casa di Yoga is a Dutch company organising yoga holidays (and make sure you don’t meet an ex-con like I did). One of them is in Thailand. In Koh Lipe. If you book their yoga holiday over there, you’ll get two lessons a day and be free to spend the rest of the day on the beach. Or get a Thai yogamassage (heaven!). This yogaweek takes place from May 12 – May 19 and normally costs 695 euro, but because Casa di Yoga really likes Petite Passport, you can book it now for 595 euro. Be sure to mention Petite Passport when making the booking. More information:  


April 20, 2011

Last week Petite Passport was featured in Grazia’s Hot List. And all the spots I describe on this site are in the Hot section, yes, yes, yes! They recommend you NOT to go on a trip without a print of my spots. And I couldn’t agree more 😉

By the way: I’m working on a little Petite Passport project, so you don’t have to print the spots, but get them all together in one booklet. Is that something you get enthusiastic about or not?


February 17, 2011

Most striking feature:

Their first floor. The area where the bar is located. First of all: my friend loved the chair so much she wouldn’t get out of it anymore. Second of all: we already fantasised of living there. Turn it into a huge loft with windows overlooking the outside forest… The restaurant is a bit boring and stiff. But the wooden wardrobe is outstandingly beautiful. Volta isn’t located in the center of the city, but somewhat outside nearby a park. Oh and don’t you love the funny menu?

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February 15, 2011

Most striking feature:

Everything in here is Raw Food. A new healthy food movement. Raw Food is cooked till 42 degrees, that’s why they called the place 42Raw. In here you will find young people who want the best for their bodies. It’s a take-away concept, but you can also sit down on their bench. The food comes in beautiful packages. Nearby Hay, Malene Birger and other cool shops.

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February 13, 2011

Most striking feature:

A relaxing cafe where you get served with a smile. A rare thing in restaurants. The cafe is located nearby all the cool shops in the city. It has a simplistic outlook. Simple chairs, funny icons on the huge windows and a big table full of newspapers and magazines. I tried the leek soup with bread and an apple (funny detail). My friend was thrilled about the chocolate she got with her mint tea. A good spot for a lunch.

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February 8, 2011

Most striking feature:

The windows. This is a perfect spot to watch everything happen on the Marnixplaats. This is a huge roundabout where you will find several great restaurants like Fiskebar and Osterbar. Vitrin is a place where you go for a good cappuccino (the best in the neighbourhood), a lunchbreak or to read new and good magazines like Monocle. If you’re in Antwerp with your Bugaboo (and child in it), you can simply park it inside. And in summer you can sit outside on a huge wooden bench.

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February 7, 2011

Rik Wintermans is the winner of a dinner in Mazzo (worth of 75 euro). Why? Because he travelled the world on a Petite Passport kind of way: From Merci in Paris, to Nammos in Bali and to George Deli in Amsterdam. Congratulations!

Other great submissions:

Bibi Silver Funcke went to Bar Lobo in Barcelona

Lindsay van Alphen tried the Bo Cinq burger in Amsterdam

Kirsty Nagel went to restaurant La Paloma in Ibiza

Pim Visser shows us that his kids already know how to appreciate design at Mazzo in Amsterdam

Desiree went to Merci in Paris

Janine Visscher took her kids and husband to Monte da Vilarinha in Portugal – perfect holiday spot for kids!

And Jolien Dorgelo went to the best bookstore in the world in Maastricht

Thank you all for joining – also for the other contributions – and good luck next time! x Pauline


January 30, 2011

Dear reader of Petite Passport,

Today is the day I’ve reached 10.000 visitors per month on my blog. I can’t describe how grateful I am that you all come and visit Petite Passport. I’m doing what I love most – writing about cool design places in the world and dreaming about going there someday. I love the idea that my recommendations of cool restaurants, shops and hotels inspire you to go to there. That’s what keeps my heart pounding – even after a hard day of work I get energy of writing the 2 spots a day.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

xx Pauline

Photo by Flossy P


January 30, 2011

Most striking feature:

When do you know when a gift and home interior shop is good? Because you want to buy it all. And that’s exactly the case at Gosto in Blaricum. Only open since november and the owner already picks out the best stuff from companies like Ferm Living (yeah!) and Donna Wilson (yeah 2!). I liked the corq coasters, the candle sticks, the bird cushion, the Muuto lamp, the small mugs… well check it out for yourself. And if you don’t live in Blaricum, but let’s say, in Groningen, you can order everything in her webshop as well.

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