After watching Titanic for the first time, I swore would never go on such a big ship. However, in six weeks time, on my honeymoon, I will be boarding the MSC Divina – one of the largest cruise ships in the world.
Lianne Van Leeuwen
After being born in the country of wooden shoes and Gouda cheese, Lianne spent some time in the United States (2005-2006) and Spain (2007). She made South Africa her home four years ago and has not felt the urge to move since (apart from the odd trip to touch 'home soil'). Because living in South Africa means that you don't need to go far to look at different scenery or explore another culture. In her blogs, Lianne writes extensively on her journeys and anything else to do with travel.
Taking photos on holiday is great, but the immediacy of modern technology has rubbed out some of the nostalgia of re-living your travel memories through photos that are only developed when you get back home. Enter travel sketching …
As I child growing up in Europe, I hated camping. Ten years later, and living in South Africa, a trip to the Eastern Cape taught me to love it.
“For as long as people have been able to travel, they have been drawn (…) towards sites, attractions or events that are linked in one way or another with death, suffering, violence or disaster” As disturbing as it may sound, chances are pretty high that you have been guilty of this so-called dark tourism yourself…. Read more »
KLM’s ‘Social Seating’ app could be the ideal opportunity for entrepreneurs, business opportunists, or lonely travellers to choose a seat next to someone they may be interested in (perhaps even romantically).
Venice was a destination I was looking forward to the most while travelling through Europe. It is the ‘city of water’, known for its masks (the carnival), gondolas (with singing gondolier) and beautiful architecture (the Rialto Bridge) – need I say more?
Love locks, a growing global trend, involves hanging a padlock in a public place – preferably a famous touristic sight – and throwing the keys away.
You cannot appreciate a painting while standing up close. The detail overwhelms, minutiae blur your view. Taking a step back, the image is no longer distorted. What is important stands out.
Reading Home Away (2010) offers a similar experience.