posted by Boris at 11:01 comment View Comments

While the water surface seems to stretch out in front of us like some giant mirror reaching out to the horizon, we hear a band start to play. And, wherever you hear music in Africa, you won’t see people standing still. One by one, Africans start shaking their hips. In no time at all, there’s… read more »

posted by dareshegoes at 13:03 comment View Comments

Summer is almost over, but the best is yet to come. Just a month to go. My to-do list is getting shorter. Leave has been arranged. All I need to do now is tidy my wardrobe. Friends are donating children’s clothes. My dentist has even given my mother extra toothbrushes and toothpaste for me to… read more »

posted by Jör at 14:26 comment View Comments

Since 3 April, KLM has been flying to Fukuoka, Japan. I was there for the first time a few weeks ago. Over that past few years I’ve visited our other two destinations, Osaka and Tokyo, often. And I’ve come to love Japanese food and culture. It’s great news that Fukuoka is renowned as a culinary… read more »

posted by Richard de Nooy at 12:27 comment View Comments

“And so she strode down Damrak – the street an aging baroness forced into fishnet stockings and stiletto heels. The Queen of Sheba perched on the back of the Whore of Babylon.” Amsterdam can be pretty overwhelming at first sight. Most visitors arrive at Central Station and are then drawn, almost magically or magnetically, along… read more »

posted by Jör at 10:21 comment View Comments

The last time I was here, we called this city Peking. At that time, there were far fewer cars and many more bikes. I miss the bicycles. Beijing has been modernised. The metro system works well and stops at Tiananmen Square. So, when you come up to street level, you find yourself looking right at… read more »

posted by dareshegoes at 09:53 comment View Comments

It was my birthday last week. Yet another wonderful year has literally and figuratively flown by. A year in which I discovered new destinations, some of which I had often dreamt about. Cities you really should see at least once in your life. Cities that make you break into dance, shake your hips, smile and… read more »

posted by Boris at 10:55 comment View Comments

As the bus is driving higher, I am getting colder. The switchbacks in the road imply that the sun is on my side half the time, and warms me up a little bit. Only a few weeks before, while preparing a 72-hour layover in Chengdu, I came across pictures of the fantastic hats and dresses… read more »