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Local Artist’s City Guide: Antwerp (Belgium)

Antwerp city

The best thing to do before any trip is to get recommendations and useful tips from a local. And when these locals are artists and designers, you’re going to get a real thing. That’s why we’re starting with a series of interviews with local artists living in a different European cities. The first interview is with a young Belgian artist Celine van Aken who, after travelling for a year, recently settled in Rotterdam. Celine is a wonderful artist who made her first international art piece at the end of 2017 in Curacao. She made a huge land art piece at the…

Amsterdam Colouring Postcards

As you know, here at the Culture Tourist, we’re all about combining art and travel together. Well, after I’ve got such a nice feedback regarding my Christmas cards inspired by Amsterdam I’ve decided to introduce ‘Products‘ as a new feature on the blog. And I’m very excited about that! All of our products will be created by me or in a collaboration with other artists. And you’ll be able to order any of them at our web shop! The first product that will be available in the Culture Tourist Web Shop are Amsterdam Colouring Postcards inspired by events that will be…

Ultimate Travel Guide: Muscat (Oman)

Muscat Al Alam Palace

Oman was one of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever visited. I enjoyed every single day of my trip to Oman. And Muscat as its capital, definitely added a lot to it. With so many beautiful places it’s the city worth visiting. And here is the Ultimate Travel Guide that will help you in organising your trip to Muscat. Muscat Travel Guide First things first: Useful tips *TIP No. 1: Rent a car! There is a public transport in Muscat but it’s not efficient and nobody seems to use it. You’ll see many taxis around, but they are quite expensive…

Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman

Royal Opera House Muscat

Royal Opera House Muscat isn’t only the most important music and performing arts centre in Oman. It’s one of the most important places of that kind in the Middle East. List of artists performed there is absolutely impressive. Together with its stunning architecture it’s a place that shouldn’t be missed in Oman. I was very lucky to attend both one of the concerts and to join one of the guided tours around the building during the week I’ve spent in Oman. Royal Opera House Muscat Royal Opera House is, like many in Muscat, quite a young building. As a true…

Photo Journal: A week in Oman

View of Nizwa city from the fortress

I’ve had a huge expectations of my 7 days trip to Oman. I was reading a lot about it before I went. I’ve seen so many photos. But still, once I came there I was completely stunned and surprised by its beauty. By its culture. And its wonderful people. Here is a short photo journal from a week in Oman, one of the most wonderful countries I’ve ever been to. Photo Journal: A week in Oman Muscat I’ve started my trip in Oman’s capital, the city of Muscat. With it’s white buildings it reminded me of an oasis in a…

10 things you shouldn’t miss in Maastricht (the Netherlands)

Bridge across the river Maas in Maastricht, Netherlands

Maastricht is one of my favourite cities in the Netherlands. It’s also a Dutch city which looks the least Dutch. It’s at the border with Germany and Belgium and it’s architecture, culture and cuisine are very much influenced by its neighbours. However, it’s also a great place for a weekend break. So, here is my selection of 10 things you shouldn’t miss in Maastricht. 10 things you shouldn’t miss in Maastricht #1 – Basilica of Our Lady Basilica of Our Lady is a beautiful Medieval church which looks a bit like a fortress. The reason is in a massive westwork…