Seven Free Geeky Things to Do in Dublin

Ireland has always been one of the many places on the (endless) list of countries I needed to see someday. I wanted to go for the countryside and landscapes, for the green endless lawns and steep impressive cliffs. But besides seeing a glimpse of Ireland’s amazing landscape, I found something a little unexpected: An abundance … Continue reading “Seven Free Geeky Things to Do in Dublin”

Photo Essay: Musée Rodin in Paris

Paris has some of the most amazing museums of the world, and when re-visited Paris for the third time earlier this summer, I challenged myself to see as many museums as possible. But the weather was so perfect that I didn’t want spend too much time inside crowded and gloomy museum hallways — summer in … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Musée Rodin in Paris”

Photo Essay: The Centre Pompidou

It was during my last years in high school during my art class when I realized that I’m biased when it comes to architecture. I quickly fell in love with medieval cathedrals and I admired ancient Greek and Roman architecture. I learned to read Renaissance footprints and I was charmed by ornament-rich 19th century historicism. … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Centre Pompidou”

Why Utrecht is a Museum Lover’s Paradise

Museums are tricky. At least when it comes to travel writing. Many travel bloggers openly admit that they “don’t do museums”. Some even say that they don’t like museums in general. And from a travel writing perspective, I understand. Museums are not adventure sports. A visit to a museum won’t include how I overcame my … Continue reading “Why Utrecht is a Museum Lover’s Paradise”

The Art Historian’s Guide to Not Being A Perfect Traveler

If you’ve been reading my blog for a little while, you know that I easily get carried away with describing architecture, or with my enthusiasm for medieval manuscripts. I think of myself as an art historian with a desire to travel as a way to explore culture and history around the world. I claim to … Continue reading “The Art Historian’s Guide to Not Being A Perfect Traveler”

Photo Essay: The Louvre in the Rain

Paris in the rain is one of the prettiest clichés in the world… Paris is gorgeous in the sunshine, romantic at night – but it feels most unreal and beautiful in the rain. This may sound like a combination of a Woody Allen movie and a Cole Porter song, but for me it’s most certainly true. … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Louvre in the Rain”

Amsterdam – Sex, Drugs and Sightseeing

After finally having found a place to stay in Zandvoort  Steffen and I were excited to explore the (in)famous capital of the Netherlands: Amsterdam has a crazy reputation. It’s all about drugs, sex and beer, but at the same time Amsterdam has (had) a huge influence in the art scene. The regular train connection from Zandvoort took us … Continue reading “Amsterdam – Sex, Drugs and Sightseeing”