Our Airbnb house in Merida, Mexico
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During our two-week Mexico trip (read more here!) we stayed at some pretty beautiful places, but the most impressive one was definitely the AirBnb house we booked in Merida, the biggest city of Yucatan. It looked pretty promising on the photos, but we never would have expected it to be 10 times better in real…

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Isla Holbox: what to do & where to eat
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Time for another round of lusting over how stunning Mexico is. When visiting the peninsula Yucatan, you can’t miss out on visiting one of the beautiful islands around! Instead of heading to the popular Isla Mujeres or Isla Cozumel, we opted for Isla Holbox. Why? Its honeymoon-ish views, less touristy (or crowded) reputation and the…

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Our Airbnb apartment in Tulum

Previously in my practical Mexico blogposts series: our hotel in Cancun, and today I’m showing you where we spent our 4 nights in Tulum! We booked a fantastic apartment trough Airbnb, called Buena Onda. Buena Onda is a private place with 4 beautiful, modern apartments in different sizes and a garden with pool. We booked the “Estrella” apartment, which is…

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5 things to do in Merida
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Oh, Merida. It took us a moment to get used to this city, but in the end we absolutely LOVED it. Merida is the biggest and probably most colourful city in Yucatan, Mexico, and although everything seems super close by on the map, most places are quite a far walk. And as soon as you walk…

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Our stay in Cancun
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For our first night in Mexico, we opted for something we’d normally never do: a luxurious resort. But we figured that after a 15 hour journey, it would be extremely relieving to have someone pick us up at the airport and drive us to a place where we wouldn’t have to think about anything. If…

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5 things to do in Tulum
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Wow, you really seemed to like my first Mexico post! I guess that lurking at sun-drenched holiday pics is a better way of spending your time than looking outside at the rain, right? Now that you know a little bit more about the organization of our voyage, I’d like to take a deeper look on our daily…

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Our Mexico trip, summarized
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Where do I start? The crystal clear sea water, the fish tacos on the street or the Maya ruins? The wild flamingos maybe? Or the bright-coloured houses with mural paintings? How about the cave cenotes and the fishing trips? The golf cart taxis? Maybe the beach bars with white swings or the dolphins we spotted from…

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#Hanging at Coco Tulum
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Or the ultimate Pinterest-worthy hipster spot at Tulum playa. We spent an afternoon lounging in Coco‘s swings, sipping from delicious cocktails and fighting the huge waves of the Caribbean ocean. This place is a real recommendation! I’ll share more hotspots with you once I’m back home from this lovely trip 🙂 In the meantime, follow my…

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#pielauninmexico

Aaaaaand I’m off! The blog won’t be updated as regularly, but you can ofcourse follow my Mexican adventures through Instagram and Instagram stories by using the hashtag #pielauninmexico. Adios!

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#Counting down…

A little throwback to my trip to Saint-Martin because I’m looking forward to the same views in Mexico next week!

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Counting down to Mexico: 30 days!
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In my throwback to 2016 you could read that I booked a holiday to another continent for the first time of my life. “But Pielaun, you’re quite the traveler, no?”, you might think? Yep, in my former modeling days I had to opportunity to travel a lot, so I have visited some countries in Asia and have…

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#Amsterdam must-visit

I just read about the impressive Kanarie Club on Chapter Friday – this huge place is a brand new hotspot where you can work, brunch, chill, dine, drink cocktails and casually take a dip at the poolbar! Definitely a must-visit when in Amsterdam. Hope to go there soon! Read the full article here.    

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A vlog from Amsterdam!

And yes. Although I felt extremely awkward after my first spoken video here, I decided to do another one to end 2016 to see if you’d like more videos in 2017! Last month I was invited for a beauty trip to Amsterdam together with Kruidvat.  My bestie and roomie Robin joined me and we made the…

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Flash trip to Stockholm

As an avid adorer of Monki, Christmas lights and trips to IKEA you’d expect me to travel to Sweden at least once a year to give in to these wonderful guilty pleasures. But alas, my bank account doesn’t allow such splurges on a regular base! I’ve only been to Stockholm once, together with my parents,…

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Marbella travel diary
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There it is! The big Marbella travel diary! Two weeks ago TUIfly (probably known to you by their former name, JetairFly) invited me to discover one of their Autumn destinations together with a friend. I was happy to bring along bestie Lisa to this surprise trip for her birthday! With temperatures up to 28° in October and…

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Polienne around the clock 5: Paris!

Since it had been a while: another Polienne Around The Clock in which you can follow my adventures from hour to hour! In this episode, I’m headed to Paris for a real fun event. Read along! 06h50 Although I’m the world’s worst morning person, I still think there’s something charming about getting up really early. While…

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Secret holiday tips for Marbella?
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In my post earlier this weekend I told you about the fact that besides my short city trip to Seville back in May, I haven’t really treated myself on a sun getaway this year. But TOMORROW I’m leaving for a pretty last-minute trip to sunny Marbella with Jetairfly (soon known as TUIfly)! My bestie Lisa is coming along so…

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VILA @ Sziget festival, the backstage video

Last month I headed to Sziget for a very special project: shooting a VILA festival campaign! I can’t tell you much about the campaign yet, but it will launch during Spring 2017 and I just know you’re going to LOVE all the featured looks. Discover a glimpse of this future campaign and the great backstage moments…

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When everything falls together

In Seville you can find the most picturesque houses literally queuing up to be photographed. When I spotted this beauty on the other side of the river, I immediately pictured it with this stunning ASOS dress that I brought. At first sight this flamenco-like dress doesn’t fit my moodboard for dressing up in Summer at all (hello…

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Seville travel diary & tips
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Many of you have asked for my tips on Seville, so besides another outfit, I gathered all my information and photos for you in a huge travel diary! First of all, we visited the city in the perfect month: May. Allegedly being the hottest city in Europe, in July and August temperatures can rise towards 40° and higher,…

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Seville by night & an ASOS update

Discovering Seville with my mom last weekend was a real treat: next to visiting all the (impressive!) cultural highlights and experiencing fantastic temperatures of over 30° every day, we also did some really great afternoon naps in the park, had more tapas than a person should probably consume in a month and discovered some real cool laid-back areas in…

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Off to Seville!
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A few weeks ago I stopped by the doctor because I had been chronically exhausted for about two months at that point (think 9 hours of sleep at night and still having trouble to keep my eyes open during the day), and it turned out I had acquired infectious mononucleosis — that’s an unnecessarily difficult English word for klierkoorts…

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Berlin in 33 photos
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Soooo, Berlin. I’ve told you that my two besties and I booked a little mid-week trip to the German capital a little while ago to attend a concert and to discover the city. We were lucky to experience a royal 12° and sun (usually Berlin equals rain and goosebumps) so you can imagine we spent…

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Pastel Disney dreams

Earlier this week I spent two days in Disneyland, where dreams are fulfilled <3 The boyfriend and I stayed a night at the beautiful Disneyland Hotel, which I had never thought would EVER happen, and soaked up a happy world of pastel pink. So obviously, I pulled out my most pastel outfit to stroll through the Disney Main Street,…

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