Chiang Mai’s alternative to temples

Chiang Mai is known for its many, many temples. If I hadn’t spent a lot of my time visiting temples all over Thailand and Myanmar yet, I would have loved to walk around and gaze at the shimmering golden Buddha statues, the pagodas and temple life in general. However, I have seen it. I quickly…

Travel theme: Fierce

Last year I visited the Kröller Müller museum in Otterlo, The Netherlands. A big part of the art is outside, when you walk up to the museum and in the huge sculpture garden. This is ‘wild boar’ from Piet Slegers. I think the statue looks incredibly fierce, especially with the fog. It’s almost as if…

Back in the day

I really hadn’t ever heard of it and it seems to be fairly new, the Historium in Bruges. I came across it when I was researching things to do in Bruges for my tour group. So when I was actually in Bruges, walking around, thinking about what to do, I decided to give it a…

Much Mucha

I didn’t have to do a thing! What a great day! My passengers had even organized dinner themselves, which gave me plenty of time to prepare other trips and do my own thing. Since staring at a computer all day can be a bit mind numbing, I decided to visit the Mucha museum in Prague.…

Travel theme: golden

You know that little cute rooster on top of churches? It was always a cool little thing, until I stared it straight in its eyes. In an old church in Riga I found an old rooster, now retired and stored in a room full of curiosities. That tiny little thing suddenly looked huge! Without the…

Time travel in Oamaru

Oamaru is a small coastal city on the South Island. It’s also the place where you can have a glimpse of the future. Well… the future as they saw it in the past that is. Oamaru is well-known in the steampunk world. Steampunk is a sort of futuristic science fiction that is also associated with…

Digging up Sydney’s dirt

The good thing about living in Sydney for a while, is that you have the time to see all the smaller and lesser known activities around the city. If I were a tourist on a busy schedule, I wouldn’t have visited the small Justice & Police museum. During a weekend with too much time on…