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Meet the artist: Alina Tang

Alina Tang art

When I first saw some of Alina Tang’s work, I was so amazed by the colours and the energy it has. It instantly makes you feel great and like there are so many colours in this world you haven’t noticed before. Since she just opened a studio in Amsterdam where you can see and buy some of her work, or join some of Alina’s workshops, I thought it would be a great occasion to introduce her work to my readers.

I’m moving to Canada!

Tea at the Rijksmuseum garden

I have some big news to share with you guys. I’m moving to Canada!

It’s something my family and me were thinking of doing for some time already. And have finally decided it’s time to leave the Netherlands and go on our next adventure – to Canada.

It’s my Birthday! And here are some things I would like to do this year…

Tea at the garden of the Rijksmuseum

It’s my birthday today! I’m one of those people that loveee celebrating their birthdays. And I’m always making a few celebrations. One in Croatia. One in the Netherlands. One in… Well, you get the point. To me, my birthday is a day when I’m reflecting to the year behind me. I love to celebrate good things. And to learn from the bad ones. Although, I had a feeling like this year was pretty calm and not many things were happening, when I started writing this blog post, I realised it wasn’t like that at all. It was quite busy, and…

My Summer Plans…

Tea sitting at a cafe

I’m sharing a bit of a more personal post today with you. Well, I promised you more of those at the beginning of the year. But, then, life happened, and I didn’t really have time to update you with anything. So, here is a little personal update, with some things I was busy with lately. And with my summer plans. Last few months were quite busy… Last few months were quite busy for me. I worked a lot on my blog, products and services around it. And after working hard and having a feeling like there were no results at…

What am I up to in 2019 (my blogging, travel & personal plans)

Tea in Fort Nizwa in Oman

I know, I know… It’s a middle of February already, but it’s never too late to write one of those ‘New Years resolutions’ posts. I always love to reflect on a previous year and make some decisions for the next one. After some changes in my private life lately, I’ve decided to work more on line in 2019. And also to add more creativity and some healthier habits in my life. I’m usually sharing this kind of ‘behind the biz’ things in my monthly newsletter. So, if you would like to receive it, you can sign in on a link here.…

What I learned in my first year as a full time blogger and a freelancer

Laptop and accessories on the desk

Hey guys, I have a blogiversary!!! A year ago (yes, indeed, on the 1st of April) I went to the Chamber of Commerce in Amsterdam and registered my own company – Culturetourist.com! I quit my job and felt like a true #girlboss! Except, I was terrified! And not only because I opened my company on the April’s Fools Day, but because I was afraid of that vast confusing freelance world I just entered. I never worked for myself. I never pitched for a job collaboration or sent an invoice to someone before. But, I felt like I had nothing to…

Vivian Chiona: The lessons I learned in Bali

Lady meditating in nature

For me, traveling is always inspiring. It teaches you how to be open to differences. You also learn so much about other cultures and, of course, about yourself. Here is a guest post from Vivian Chiona, psychologist and founder of Expat Nest, where she helps expats with the challenges and struggles of a mobile life. In 2014, Vivian took a solo trip to Bali and felt totally inspired. Here she writes about the two most moving insights she had there: “In the summer of 2014, I went on a solo voyage to Bali. The trip was challenging, but it was…