10 Things you might Wonder about when Visiting Prague for the First Time

1. Barock style houses Whether it's the castle, the mansions around or any building in Prague, the unique architecture shows traces of a flourishing Baroque epoque. The pastel-colored buildings with romantically decorated borders create a very noble ambiance. 2. Grog and hot wine can be bought throughout all year Sometimes the weather can …

10 Things you might Wonder about when Visiting Lisbon for the First Time

1. City of light Lisbon is called the city of light as it has the most sun hours in all Europe, providing a mild climate. That's why Lisbon can be traveled throughout all year. 2. City composed of tiles and mosaics Lisbon has a fascinating architecture thanks to the tiles and mosaics spread …

10 Things you might Wonder about when Visiting Berlin for the First Time

Walking around in Berlin feels like traveling back to the 90s. People dress up in vintage clothes, floor-length leather coats, Nike Air sneakers and three-striped Adidas training suits. High buildings with ancient doorways and courtyards are reminiscent of past times. Rooms have high ceilings, parquet floor, sometimes there is no heater, …

10 Things you might Wonder about when Visiting the Philippines for the First Time

Jeepneys are relics from the war, converted to be used as public transport in the Philippines. If you have no idea where you're going, you'll probably lose yourself in the chaos of the Filipino public transport system. To avoid this, ask for directions as soon as you enter the jeepney …

Cambodia: Expectation versus Reality

To explore a new place often goes along with some kind of expectations cooked by many different ingredients. The main ingredients for expectations are objective research on the one hand and on the other hand subjective experiences shared by friends, strangers or online. Expectations have two sides. Create hope and encouragement …

10 Things you might Wonder about when Visiting Bali for the First Time

1. Dwarapala (Bedogol in Balinese) Already when you leave the airport of Denpasar, you approach those awkward looking statues, that are placed mostly in front of temple entrances. They have a human body, but their scary faces resemble dragons or monkeys with sharp teeth and wide-open eyes. In Hindu culture, those statues …

A Balinese “baby shower” – Ceremony for the Baby 42 Days after Birth

Religion is very much integrated in Balinese society. In no other country in the world than in Indonesia so many religions live side by side. All the world's major religions are represented – some more than others: Christians, Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims celebrate and pray daily in churches, temples and mosques. Space …

What we learned about the traffic on Bali’s streets and how it feels to be part of it

I am walking along an endless street close to Kuta. Indonesian streets and walking don't fit together is the first that an Indonesian would tell you. On the local streets it is the traffic on wheels that has the highest power. Scooters make the rules – the competing characters on …