Tag: culture

Museum of old and new art

Welcome to the best museum ever: MONA

One reason why you should put Tasmania on your travel list, and definitely make a jump south when you’re already in Australia, is Hobart’s amazing Museum of old and new art, in short: MONA. Usually, on every trip, I will go to a museum. I’ve been to the world’s most famous, from the Louvre to Tate Modern, the Guggenheim Bilbao…

Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències | Valencia

Valencia. Finally. It has taken me about 2 decades to finally come to this fantastic city. I visited the family of my brother-in-law back in 1995, in Cullera, a city some 40 kilometers south of Valencia. The summer was perfect, the beach and the hospitality of my family there amazing… in short, we never made it to Valencia. So I…

Australia | Art

On my last day in Australia I finally visited the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. With over 20,000 Australian artworks, including paintings, sculptures, prints, photography and fashion, the collection is one of the  most well known in Australia. The Ian Potter Centre is the home of the Australian part of the art collection of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), while the…

Bruxelles, ma belle

I’m a traveller, but everyone needs a home base. Mine is Brussels. A city that has been in the news so much in the past year for all the wrong reasons. Flying back to Brussels from my various trips, I always see that moment of recognition, and the expression of sorrow, when I announce my destination at the check-in, often…

Martin Luther King Jr.

I didn’t know he was a son of Atlanta. Actually, I realized, I didn’t know that much about him, at all, except his fight against segregation and for human rights, and a vague memory of his ‘I have a dream’ speech that we read in English major in high school. So I reserved half a day to visit the Martin…