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I’m Bruna, a Brazilian-born Dutch national who runs this super cool blog (just for you!).

Bruna, writer at Maps N Bags
Me, cruising the canals in Giethoorn

Almost 10 years ago, I moved to the Netherlands and took every opportunity I could to discover all corners of this tiny and adorable country!

Every weekend, I would hop on a train and visit small towns, castles, museums, you name it.

But, it wasn’t that easy to find information online about other Dutch cities as most of the international community apparently only knows Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and The Hague.

Don’t get me wrong. I love those places. I lived in Amsterdam and am absolutely in love with that place.

However, the Netherlands is far more than this city, and that’s exactly what I want to share with you: the Netherlands, including Amsterdam and beyond.

So Maps ‘N Bags is all about my field-tested travel tips and itineraries. No BS irrealistic stuff.

The rest of her advice has no basis, more reliable, than her own meandering experience.

Do wear sunscreen

So, nice to meet you!
Well, I introduced myself to you. I told you about my journey, the things I love, and why I do what I do. Now, let’s begin with your journey.
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Tuesday 18th of June 2019

Congrats for this amazing blog!

Bruna Venturinelli

Thursday 4th of July 2019

Thanks for your kind words, Day! <3

Angelo P. De Castro

Wednesday 8th of August 2018

I think you are pretty woman and yes selfie and you is a good combination. I wish you luck, however i don t believe you need it because you already have the most important thing: courage

Bruna Venturinelli

Thursday 9th of August 2018

Thanks so much, Angelo! Your kind words mean a lot to me!