In my previous article you could read all about the best César Manrique attractions in Lanzarote, but the beautiful island has so much more to offer. I was there for a week and didn’t feel bored for one second! Maybe you aren’t a big fan of art and museums? Maybe you prefer the outside? Lots of people visit Lanzarote to exercise running, cycling… But even if you’re not a sporty person yourself, there are a high number of awesome nature-oriented things to do in Lanzarote. Let’s have a look at my favourites.
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When visiting Lanzarote, you can’t ignore the name César Manrique. Manrique was a Spanish artist and local hero who lived in Lanzarote. Decades ago, Manrique saw the rise of visitors an the potential the island had for tourism. But he wanted to avoid mass tourism and high-rise buildings. Manrique had a major influence on the planning regulations in Lanzarote. Most major attractions on the island are either designed by him or are a tribute to him so the name Manrique is all over the place! Let’s have a look what are the top Cesar Manrique attractions in Lanzarote.
Set up your tripod, choose your camera settings and press the shutter. Click! Your image is made. Doesn’t seem so hard, does it? Oh how I wish it were that simple. There’s more to making a great picture than that. Apart from editing afterwards, searching for locations takes up the most time in this whole exercise! People often ask about finding locations to shoot, they contact me on my Instagram asking the whereabouts of particular place and how I have found it. The best way by far is to strap on your boots and go for a walk.
If you’ve been to Lanzarote and have stood on the Famara cliffs, or you’ve admired the views from Mirador del Rio, you’ve probably wondered about that tiny mysterious island on the other side of the water. It is the island of La Graciosa, and it’s a true jewel of the Atlantic. But how do you get there? And is it even worth going? Here’s everything you need to know about visiting La Graciosa.
During my trip in Lanzarote I stayed in Villa Delmas, a beautiful countryhouse in Haria. The property is very centrally located in this tranquil little town. Villa Delmas that was built over 300 years ago by Ambrosio Perdomo and still remained in the Perdomo family until now, after 7 generations! Villa Delmas is the first Casa Emblematica in Lanzarote. It is considered a monument for its architecture, gardens and for the personalities who lived in it. It was the famous artist César Manrique who designed the pool and garden area! Basically if you want to see a work of Manrique, you don’t even have to leave the house: Bonus points for Villa Delmas!
On Instagram, you’ll be seeing lots of similar images you would then perceive as ‘iconic’. Which begs the question: should you go out and shoot these awesome places yourself? Or should you just do your own thing? In other words: should you avoid iconic Instagram spots?
Recently I checked off a destination that was one of the highest on my bucket list: Cappadocia in Turkey. I’ve been wanting to go since I saw an image of the cave houses when I was a little kid. So in October, I was there to promote the Instagram trip (Instagramrondreis in Dutch) for Corendon. With all the things to do, let’s have a look at my top picks on what to visit in Cappadocia.
After having spent a couple of days in Grecotel White Palace, I was eager to try yet another one of Grecotel’s pearls on Crete: Grecotel Amirandes. This modern upscale resort has everything figured out and might just be the best 5-star hotel in Crete.
I’m starting to really love Greece. Before 2018 I had never been there. Can you imagine? Over the last couple of months, I visited Athens, the Peloponnese and Corfu. This time, I flew off to the stunning island of Crete, where I got to spend a few days in Grecotel White Palace.
Last month I had the pleasure of being back in North Brabant, a southern province of the Netherlands that I’m liking more and more each time I visit. Being a hotel enthusiast, The Duke Hotel in ‘s Hertogenbosch was on my list and now I finally had the chance to spend the night there!
The last couple of months have been crazy for me in terms of traveling. So what did I do when I finally came back home? Sleep? Rest? No! I went out to explore some more, but a bit closer to my home in Belgium. I headed to two cities in the Dutch province of North Brabant: Heusden and ‘s Hertogenbosch, (or often just called Den Bosch).
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When I got the chance to visit South Tyrol along with a few other talented photographers, I was beyond stoked. I had seen so many pictures of the region, but never had the chance to get there myself. Until now! South Tyrol is a photographer’s dream. There are so many amazing places to photograph in South Tyrol that you actually would need a few trips to see them all. While doing that, you’ll most likely discover a few amazing unknown spots yourself! Skip the overly photographed Lago di Braies, and check out my top picks of the best instagrammable places in South Tyrol!
Some of you might have noticed I recently did a trip to Thailand. It was my first travel experience in Asia and it has been an absolutely amazing trip. First I spent some time in Bangkok before heading to more tranquil provinces like Phattalung en Khanom. After that, I ended up on the beautiful island called Koh Samui. In Koh Samui I had the chance to stay in one of the most luxurious hotels ever. Read along to find out more!
After I had a very short city trip in Bangkok, I took a domestic flight south to explore a more authentic and rural Thailand. While most tourists stay in one of the major tourist hubs like Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, Chiang Mai or Koh Samui, I was happy to find myself in quieter provinces. I visited Phattalung and Khanom, two tranquil provinces in the south of Thailand and had the most amazing time of my life. Real along to find out how!
Recently I visited Thailand, and what better way to get to know the country than starting in the capital of Bangkok. Bangkok is welcoming the most visitors in the world a year, more than any other country in the world, and that’s not surprising. What’s also not surprising is that 48 hours in this city just weren’t enough. But hey, sometimes you gotta start off slow, right?
During my last trip to Thailand I had the chance to experience some of the country’s finest hotels. My travels took me to Bangkok for a short visit, where I stayed in Arun Haveli, and then I took a domestic flight south to the Thai countryside. In Khanom, I resided in Aava Resort & Spa, and in the province of Phattalung I visited Sri Pak Pra Resort. My journey ended in Koh Samui, where I could relax a little bit
Each hotel caters towards luxury but is unique on its own. Read along cause your favourite one might be one of my top-5 hotels in Thailand!
Right, you’ve got tons of water activities you can do in Curaçao, but I’m guessing from time to time you want to stay dry and feel like doing something completely different. And to keep more budget available to spend on those yummy Blue Curaçao based cocktails, I’m gonna list a couple of my favorite FREE activities to do in Curaçao!
One reason why I love being in the Caribbean is the fact that I love being in/on the water! After having traveled extensively in the Caribbean area, I was preoccupied and thought Curaçao would be more of the same. It turned out to be quite the opposite. The island is surprisingly diverse and there’s tons of stuff to do. You can read this separate article about free stuff to do in Curaçao. But when you find yourself in the Caribbean, you’ll surely look out for some sort of water activity. Let’s have a look what you can do in the wet in Curaçao!