Travel theme: outdoors

I spent quite a bit of time outdoors in the last two weeks. There have only been a couple of days that I haven’t been out and about, exploring forests, mountains or coastal areas. There is something calming about being out there. It’s just you and your thoughts, or perhaps some music. Everything is simple. All…

Strong as an orangutan

At work my colleague keeps saying how she’s getting strong as an ox, because of not eating certain things. It’s a sentence we love to use now and then to get ready for the day and comment on each other’s performance. Oxen can be strong, but every time I see this picture of an orangutan…

Make some noise!

Ok, let me start by saying that by no means do I associate any of these bands with noise. Going to concerts is something I miss most while I’m travelling. At home I know exactly where to go and who is worth seeing. Here, I haven’t even got a clue of the venues I could…

Travel theme: orange

Besides my favorite color, orange is also my country’s national color. It was only a few weeks ago that I was wearing orange socks to work on days that the Netherlands played a match on the world cup in Brazil. While travelling I mostly see orange in the sunsets and sunrises, like in this photo…

World cups

The World Cup fever is contagious and it’s spreading all over the world. Even here in New Zealand, where football isn’t a major sport, it’s everywhere. Queenstown’s bars are filled with supporters from all over the world and occasionally a game is on TV. Last week I spent an early morning on the couch with…

Love is in the city

Love is in the air city. It’s in the bricks of the buildings. It’s in the cobbled Streets. It’s in the trees shedding their colored leaves.It’s in the warmth of the cafés and the friendly faces within them. To me, Bruges in autumn is a truly romantic city. It is the ultimate city for walking and…

The yellow brick man

Just under a year ago I visited the Art Science museum in Singapore for an exhibition consisting of Lego bricks. As a kid I loved Lego and I still can’t part with the bricks I collected back then. This exhibition took things to a whole new level though. All these bricks are glued together into the most…