The colourful Selarón stairs

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‘.

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Friday, April 4th, 2014 South America No Comments

The perfect way to explore Victoria, Australia

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!

Read: “My First Ever Solo Road Trip Part One” and “Part Two“.

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My road trip took me through the stunning Grampians in western Victoria.

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Friday, February 28th, 2014 Oceania No Comments

The invisible car

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!

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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. :-)

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Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 Oceania No Comments

Colourful boats in Marsaxlokk

Marsaxlokk is a small fishing village situated at the southern end of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea. Its harbour is full of colourful fishing boats, making it a favourite photo opportunity for visitors.

Read more about my trip to Malta at: “Impressions of Malta“.

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Friday, February 14th, 2014 Europe No Comments

Snow sculptures in Lapland

The town of Ylläs in Finnish Lapland is located about 200km north of the Arctic Circle and is a popular winter destination for the Finnish people. With its fells, lakes and expansive forests, there’s nature in abundance and a host of winter activities to keep anyone busy! I went snow-shoeing, husky-sledding, sat in a sauna gondola (!!), slept in an icy bed, floated in a frozen lake and even saw the northern lights! In the town centre, big blocks of snow are carved into beautiful sculptures depicting typical tales from Lapland. Blank blocks are left for the kids to carve their own pictures and scenes.

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Friday, January 31st, 2014 Europe No Comments

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