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.
I'm told that Cairns is very touristy, and that there are way better places from which to experience the Great Barrier Reef. But, I was also told that Pape'ete on Tahiti was not worth spending any time in, which was not at all true, was it Jon Rosenberger?
So here I am, spending time in Cairns, finding out (as usual) what happens when you visit a tourist magnet yet try to slow travel!
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