Monday, 5 September 2016
In less than a month Maastricht will join in the world's largest drawing festival: The Big Draw.
One of the activities I particularly look forward to is the Big Window Walk where artists will draw on windows throughout the city center, creating a wonderful week-long exhibition.
My friend Sophie is one of the organisers of this wonderful festival and on the weekend we set out to decorate her window as a small preview of what's to come. Have a look below to see what we came up with, and make sure to check the little videos we made too; they are available on the Big Draw Maastricht facebook page.
Sunday, 3 July 2016
Wednesday, 22 June 2016
We spent a day driving and walking through the amazing Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and saw so. much. lava (duh!). No, seriously, we were floored by the size of the fields of hard black rocks. And even though we didn't get to see any actual flowing lava up close, seeing the ripples in the rock formations, how they covered roads and trees, and being able to look into old craters and ancient lava tubes gave us an incredible insight in the crazy world of volcanoes.
We also drove back into the park after sunset and got to see the glow emanating from an active crater of the Kilauea volcano. Realising that the hot bubbling liquid that was jumping up and down in front of our very eyes is what the whole centre of our earth is made out of was a rather humbling thing.
Wednesday, 15 June 2016
One of the items at the top of our to-do list while on Big Island was to watch the sunset from above the clouds from the (almost) top of the Mauna Kea volcano. And boy were we happy we took our small rental car all the way up the steep mountain-side to the visitors center at 9200 feet (2800 meters) - the view (and subsequent star-gazing show) were ah-ma-zing (as I'm sure you'll be able to tell by the small avalanche of photos that follows).
Saturday, 11 June 2016
Having stocked up on mochi at Two Ladies Kitchen in Hilo, we drove up North to explore the area. We stopped several times on the way before making it up to the Waipio Valley viewpoint; there's so much beauty to be seen everywhere! Waterfalls, stunning views by the sea, cool antiques shops in Honoka'a, delicious smoothies... the whole day was a real treat.