My first morning in Rapa Nui* broke with rain. The incandescent sky of the previous day had been quickly overtaken by storm clouds fetched by the fleet Pacific winds. Overnight, the wind howled over...
When my colleague suggested we visit the Speelklok Museum, I was at first intrigued. What is this offbeat tourist attraction? A museum in logical Netherlands to do with spells? But no, it was ‘only’...
Conceived in the open sea, tiny spaceship-shaped sea urchin larvae search the vast ocean to find a home. After this incredible odyssey, they undergo one of the most remarkable transformations in nature.
#WorldWednesday 🖼 Valparaiso should be explored at leisure. The big and popular #Instagrammable murals take your attention at first. But if you stroll slowly, look around corners, examine random wooden boards, curbs, and flagstones, little pieces of art are everywhere. #lookcloser #closerlook #slowtravelling #streetart #streetartoftheday #streetartworldwide #valparaisostreetart #valparaisograffiti #valparaisostreets #valparaisogram #valparaisoart #streetartiseverywhere #streetartcities #lookdown #lookaroundyou #explorethecity #cityart #city_explore @ Valparaíso, Chile ... See MoreSee Less
#ThinkTuesday I've always been inspired by the history of global exploration. A great deal of it was accomplished through sea travel, so ship travel has a kind of glamour to me. While I've tended to be undecided about cruise travel (the culture of cruising isn't really geared towards my demographic), I didn't cross it out either.
Until I learned that it is even more irresponsible to the climate crisis than flying. I mean, I can just about offset my flight emissions, but no way can I afford to offset cruise emissions, let alone how unsustainable it generally is overall.
#WebMonday Wildlife lovers! Climate change is not the only environmental issue reaching urgency proportions. I kinda forgot to share something about this, but back in July I actually hosted an interesting traveller who was in my city to attend this conference by the Society for Conservation Biology.
There, they issued the 2019 Kuala Lumpur Declaration, highlighting the consensus on the global extinction crisis, both on land and at sea.
"Recognise that we are united by the threats posed by species loss."
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