Reunion Island is a volcanic island in the Indian Ocean, about 200km southwest of its more famous neighbour, Mauritius. A French overseas department, Reunion is an island of stunning natural beauty. In addition, inhabited by a mix of French, Creole and Asian people, the island is a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. Above all, it’s an island of colour! LOTS of colour. Here are sixteen photos portraying the colours of Reunion Island.
Read more about Reunion Island on Velvet Escape.
The Selarón staircase is the work of Jorge Selarón, a Chilean-born artist, as a tribute to the people of Brazil. The staircase connects the Santa Teresa and Lapa neighbourhoods in Rio de Janeiro and has become a prime tourist attraction in the city. One could spend a long time admiring the 2000 tiles from around the world. I found quite a few Dutch tiles myself.
Read the accompanying post: ‘Chilling in Rio‘.
Victoria is one of Australia’s smallest states but with its varied landscapes – from towering ocean cliffs to rolling green hills and expansive forests – and multitude of natural, historical and cultural attractions, it definitely is a part of Australia that shouldn’t be missed! Due to its relatively small size, many places are not more than a few hours drive from its vibrant capital, Melbourne. And the perfect way to explore this beautiful state? Yes, a road trip!
So you, like me, thought invisible cars (such as the one featured in the James Bond movie ‘Die Another Day’) don’t exist? Well, think again! On a trip to Melbourne, Australia, I spotted this invisible taxi and took a photo before it vanished!
You didn’t really believe me, did you? Haha! I was going to take a photo of the Flinders Street train station when my camera for some reason decided to take multiple ‘bursts’, creating this strange effect as the taxi passed by. A failed photo but the effect certainly is intriguing.