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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.

History of Travelling: How people started to travel

Camel in front of pyramid

Although we often have a feeling like people are travelling for the last few decades only, the truth is – people are travelling for centuries. Old Romans were travelling to relax in their Mediterranean villas. At the same time, people in Eastern Asia wandered for cultural experiences. I’ve got so fascinated with the history of travelling, that I did my own little research on how people started to travel. And here is what I’ve learned.

Christmas Traditions in Europe

House with snowflakes projected on it

December is one of the best and most magical months to travel to Europe. Cities are glowing with beautiful decoration, many Christmas markets are organised, and everything looks so festive. Having such a rich culture, there are so many different Christmas traditions in Europe, as well. I did a bit of research and presented some of them here.

21 Most Beautiful Castles in Europe

facade of Peterhof palace in Russia

I love castles! Ever since I could remember, I was utterly fascinated by them. Their architecture, owners and all the unusual legends about them. Both my BA and MA thesis were about the castles. And my internship, after I’ve finished my studies, was in a castle, as well. Since I’m always looking for new interesting places to visit, I’ve asked some of my fellow bloggers to tell me what are in their opinion most beautiful castles in Europe. And well, here is the list! Most Beautiful Castles in Europe #1 – Schloss Ambras in Innsbruck, Austria A symbol of the…

Colouring Postcards: Rembrandt in Amsterdam

Colouring postcards Rembrandt in Amsterdam Rembrandthuismuseum

The year 2019 is celebrated as the year of Rembrandt in the Netherlands. Many special events and exhibitions are organised throughout the year to celebrate the work of a famous Dutch painter. I wanted to give my contribution, by designing a set of colouring postcards ‘Rembrandt in Amsterdam’ dedicated to his life and work in the Dutch capital. Rembrandt in Amsterdam Rembrandt lived during the 17th Century and has spent most of his career as a painter in Amsterdam. Many places related to his life and work could still be seen around the city. From the houses where he lived…

Colouring Christmas Cards Inspired by Amsterdam

Colouring Christmas cards in front of fireplace

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Well, I love Christmas time! Decorating my house, making some delicious cookies or setting up the Christmas tree… I love it all! Since I live far away from my family, I love sending them Christmas cards. And each year I’m trying to put a personal touch in it, as well. So, last year I’ve got an idea to create Christmas cards inspired by Amsterdam. And what started as a small thing, became a big project ‘Drawing the Art of Europe’ with already a few different sets of colouring postcards created. However, this year…

Colouring Postcards – Greetings from London

Colouring Postcards: Greetings from London

After success of Culture Tourist’s colouring postcards Dutch Symbols, I’ve decided to start a project called ‘Drawing the art of Europe’. I’m going to design colouring postcards inspired by different European cities. With a special focus on their art and architecture. And after Amsterdam and the Netherlands, a logic choice was to continue with one of my favourite cities – London. So here they are, Culture Tourist’s new colouring postcards’ Greetings from London’. London’s Art & Architecture London is such an amazing city with some beautiful buildings. There is so much history in it, from the Tower of London and…