In anticipation of a busy summer flying the Boeing 747 from Hong Kong, I recently enjoyed a two week getaway in Europe. I first visited The Netherlands, my home country. It was lovely to catch up with friends and family. Besides attending a beach wedding, I went for a long walk in the Dutch Dunes, and cycled a lot through my hometown Haarlem. I also visited Finland for the first time! Here I fell in love with the stunning nature, the cute towns, and the ritual to have an evening swim in a Finnish lake, followed by a sauna visit. Strolling around Helsinki and the charming town Porvoo, exploring the Nuuksio National Park: it all recharged me for my return to Hong Kong.
Just before my trip Baggallini provided me with two of their bag styles to try: the All Day Backpack and the Bryant Crossbody. Baggallini is a travel brand founded by two entrepreneurial flight attendants. For over twenty years they create lightweight and functional bags to travel around the world with. As a pilot traveling to every continent, and as a travel addict in my free time, I was of course excited to try out the bags. I took both bags with me for my Europe trip.
Baggallini All Day Backpack – sunny day in the Dutch Dunes
I love the All Day Backpack. It’s super light, comfortable to wear, and it has enough space to hold all my essentials, like a (refillable) water bottle, an umbrella, sunscreen, a jumper, and much more. It has a nice shiny metallic look, that makes the bag not only functional, but also stylish! There are plenty of zippered pockets to safely stow my keys, wallet and phone.
Baggallini Bryant Crossbody in black – we Dutchie’s love our bicycles 😉
The Bryant Crossbody is the perfect on the go bag. It is very lightweight, made of water-resistant nylon, and you can wear it on your shoulder or with a wristlet strap. It has a quick access phone pocket and 5 card slots. It’s a great bag if you only need to carry a few items with you.
One of my favourite landscapes: The Dutch beach and the North Sea
Of course I had to visit the beach during my trip in The Netherlands.
Passport, ticket; off to the gate for my flight to Helsinki!
At Schiphol Airport with the Bryant Crossbody. My travel itinerary was Hong Kong – Amsterdam – Helsinki – Hong Kong.
Relaxing at one of the lakes of the Nuuksio National Park in Finland
A lovely summer day in Finland. The water in all the lakes is very clean, so in my Baggallini backpack I carried a bikini, a towel and some items to enjoy a lunch on the go.
Phone wristlet that comes with the All Day Backpack
Close up of the phone wristlet that comes with the All Day Packpack. It fits your phone, bank cards, and small items to keep at hand.
Strolling around in the cute town of Porvoo, Finland
Post in collaboration with Baggallini – Bags for life’s journey.