Christmas in the royal palace

Earlier I spoke about maybe visiting the royal palace in my hometown during our second day of Christmas, and that’s what we did! There are not any royals living in ‘Paleis het Loo‘ anymore and it is now open for public. During the winter times they go all out with decorating the palace exactly the way it used to look during christmas whilst the royals were still living there. Today the pictures we made during our visit! Continue reading


Weekly Photo Challenge: Community



Somewhere in Thailand

While we were driving in Thailand we stopped when we saw these people working in the paddy fields. Our guide told us that whole villages come together and help each other out with the work on the paddy fields. I found this pretty amazing since it’s really hard work out in the burning sun all day. Amazing to see though, that communities help each other in such a way ๐Ÿ™‚


Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand



Bromo Volcano – Java, Indonesia

We had to wake up at 3.15 am to be picked up 15 minutes later. Crossing over the dessert like surface in pitch black surroundings. Up the hill we went, heading for the viewing point where we saw the sun rise behind the volcano. Minutes later we were back in the jeep stopping at the foot of the volcano. After climbing the stairs (yes there were stairs at the volcano) which was pretty hard due to the fact that we were pretty high and breathing was harder than normally, this was what we were rewarded with; the grand crater and a grand view.

Weekly photo challenge: Let there be light

Lake Batur – Bali, Indonesia

Arriving the previous day, which was dark due to heavy rain fall and had the thickest fogg I’ve ever experienced (we could literally see just up to one meter in front of us), we had no idea that this would be the view we were waking up to. The sunlight coming up from behind the mountain was one of the prettiest things we experienced and made up for the horrible weather from the day before. The sun just came up as if nothing happend. Ohh, only if I could wake up to this view every morning.

Photography: #Followmeto

Het leuke aan Instagram en Facebook is natuurlijk dat je al je vakantiekiekjes met een leuk filter erover (dat maakt de zee immers nรฉt wat blauwer) kan delen met de buitenwereld. Maar laten we eerlijk zijn, de foto’s waarop we leunen tegen de toren van pisa, springen op het strand en onze cocktail showen bij het zwembad hebben we inmiddels wel gezien. Tijd voor een andere manier van vakantiefoto’s maken moet Murad Osmann gedacht hebben, waarna hij begon met zijn foto serie #followmeto. In deze serie laat hij zich op verschillende vakantiebestemmingen door zijn vriendin aan de hand leiden, iets wat zorgt voor hele toffe foto’s. Continue reading

Photography: Inheemse Stammen

Het programma โ€˜Groeten uit de Rimboeโ€™ heeft ons laten zien hoe het leven bij verschillende inheemse stammen er aan toe gaat. De voor ons rare gebruiken en rituelen hebben ervoor gezorgd dat we een beetje een idee hebben gekregen over het dagelijks leven van deze stammen. Op dit moment leven er nog zoโ€™n 150 miljoen mensen wereldwijd in stamverband.

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