Standing tall at a height of 300 meters, the Eureka Tower is home to approximately 1,500 Melburnians across 92 floors of purely residential apartments (yes, really!), and an absolute recommendation for everyone visiting this beautiful metropolitan city. Except maybe for people with a fear of heights…
As of this moment, I have been traveling the world for 10 years, currently living on continent number 4. In 2013, after almost 5 years in Buenos Aires, I made the life-changing decision to move back to the Netherlands. I was born and raised there, so how come I felt everything but “at home”?
It’s no secret that Melbourne is crazy about coffee. Nothing is taken more seriously in this city than how you take your “cuppa”. But it’s not just about getting your kickstart in the morning, or your cup of solace in the afternoon to get you through the day. Down here, Coffee = ART.
Australian summer holidays are the high season in Tasmania, causing prices for transportation and accommodation to go up dramatically. Granted, you’ll be rewarded with the coolest climate in the country, but you’ll have to pay the price. No worries! This post brings you the solution.
Sinterklaas, a fascinating cultural tradition celebrated every year in the Netherlands, is arguably the most exciting event of the year for Dutch kids. And their parents. Big and small, young and old, we ALL get excited when mid-November rolls around. He is “back in town” to bring us presents!
Thanksgiving is about food, family, and football. The holy holiday trinity. Sure, there’s a whole murky historiography of thanksgiving festivities that we could be analyzing here. From various European harvest festivals, to Canada’s befuddling Thanksgiving origins, and America’s own Pilgrim and Indian Utopian feasting.
Last night, I received mail. I am talking about actual real regular mail. The type that arrives to your mail box, not your inbox. You know, after being delivered by a phenomenon called the mail man. I was fascinated by my own response. You feel it, you shake it, you wonder. What is it? Who […]
My father, like many other parents I suppose, has always taught me not to watch “nonsense” programs on TV. Personally, he is a huge fan of channels such as Discovery and National Geographic. What started off as an act to please him, soon became an addiction to programs like “Auction Hunters” and “Whale Wars” [on Animal […]
Halloween in the United States. An absolute freaky frenzy for kids… and adults! Stores are obviously more than happy to hop onto the commercial bandwagon, but do you think any of these retailers would be able to tell the history behind this somewhat strange celebration? Would you?
In the United States, the Jack-o’-lantern is one of the most ubiquitous and fun-filled traditions when October rolls around. Kids cannot rightfully pass the Halloween season without getting their hands messy carving up the biggest local pumpkins. And thankfully, that doesn’t much change come adulthood either.