Let’s slow down a bit (with some art)

Tea with her colouring postcards in Alkmaar

September is usually a month of some big decisions for me. As many people make new year’s resolutions, and decide to restart their life a bit each January, that’s what I usually do in September.

It marks the beginning of a new school and college year. And it’s right after the summer when I usually have some time to relax and get many new ideas I start to implement from September. It helps that my birthday is also in August. And, you know how each year you make some new resolutions how in that year you’re going to be happier, better or something else.

Book Review – Elizabeth Kostova: The Historian

Elizabeth Kostova The Historian review

Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian is one of my all-time favourite books. It’s one of those books I’ve read several times. I actually love to do that with books I love. Reread it after a few years. So, I thought there couldn’t be a better title to start my Culture Tourist Book Club, than with the review of Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian.

Culture Tourist Book Club

Tea sitting at a cafe

Yes, you read that well – I’m starting the Culture Tourist Book Club! It’s something I was considering doing for a long time. And after recently joining the local library and rediscovering my new/old love for a good book, I decided to finally start the book club here at the Culture Tourist.

How to visit the museum: A guide for the perfect museum visit

Museums are some of the most popular tourist attractions and usually places many travellers wants to visit on their trips. However, the experience of visiting a museum could also be quiet disappointing if not done right, even for the experienced museumgoers. After doing it wrong many times, and then learned how to visit the museums right, I wanted to share with you this guide for a perfect museum visit.

One day in Pula: What to do & see in Pula in a day

Roman forum in Pula

The biggest Croatian peninsula, Istria, is filled with cute villages, small towns and charming places. And it’s always hard to choose which one to visit. But, if you’re interested in history and culture, then Pula should get on your list of places to visit while in Istria. After being in that town on numerous occasions, I thought it’s the right time to finally create a quick guide to Pula with my recommendations on what to see in Pula on a day trip.

Weekend in Istria at Al Fresco mobile homes

View on Fazana from Bi Village campsite

Istria is my favourite region in Croatia, and I love spending my summer holidays there. It has a perfect combination of lovely beaches, beautiful nature, friendly people, and so many amazing cultural sights. A few days ago I visited Bi Village holiday centre in Fažana with my family. And we had a perfect weekend in Istria at one of the Al Fresco mobile homes there.

Things to do in & around Quito, Ecuador

San Francisco de Quito, the capital of Ecuador, has become one of the most exciting cities in Latin America lately. Although being a small capital, when you compare it to the rest of South America, it has the largest and best-preserved historical centres on the whole continent. It’s the reason it was declared the First Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO back in 1978. Here are some things to do in Quito.

Moco Museum: Highlights & A Virtual Tour

Moco Museum Building

Moco Museum (Modern Contemporary Museum) is quite a unique cultural spot in Amsterdam. It’s young, urban and with a strong millennial vibe. They are working on an exciting virtual tour around the Moco Museum in a moment. So I thought it could be nice to tell you more about the Moco Museum highlights, it’s story and give you some tips for visiting it.