Slovenia is a fascinating and diverse country that is still less explored than its neighbours Croatia, Austria, Italy and Hungary. No less than 40 dialects are still spoken due to the country’s rich history. After having been in the Habsburg Monarchy, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Venetian Republic, it also constituted part of Yugoslavia. Following its entry … Continue reading 5 alternative cool things to do in Slovenia
When it comes to charging your smartphone there are different schools of thought. Some people like to charge it overnight so that they never have an empty battery. A best practice would be to wait until you have less than 50% before you do that, but if you are a heavy user that may well … Continue reading This clever charger will save your battery life
Kevin Morby is a singer-songwriter from Texas who now lives in Brooklyn, New York. His lyrics are culturally relevant and his recent live performance at Paradiso in Amsterdam was stunning and energetic. As a start, you’ve got to listen to his Beautiful Strangers song. I especially like this part of the lyrics below. The obvious … Continue reading Is Kevin Morby the new Bob Dylan?
I heard this question so many times while traveling through India: “But why would you go to Ranchi?!”. Fair enough. When picturing India, what first comes to mind are the magnificent Taj Mahal, the old fortresses of Rajasthan, a camel ride in the desert, the Goan trance parties or the beaches of Kerala… But certainly … Continue reading “But why would you go to Ranchi?!”
I was finally back in Vienna, Austria, after having visited the city for the first time ages ago during a European round trip, using the, at the time, so popular Interail ticket, which gave you access to unlimited travelling by train through the European region/s of your choice. At the time, I decided, together with my … Continue reading Vienna, from a coffee to a Kiss
Motel Mozaique has been going on for 18 years now, and this year’s edition felt like summer with a warm and sunny weekend. Culturaal covered the 2017 edition here, so this time we will just cover six artists we discovered and enjoyed. Wye Oak They are an American indie band from Baltimore in Maryland and … Continue reading Rotterdam’s Motel Mozaique 2018: Wye Oak, Martin Kohlstedt, Henry Green and more
When we hear about trendy cities The Hague is never on the list. Den Haag (its name in Dutch) entails an aura of bureaucracy, international justice and government policies for those who don’t know it well. However, there are a lot of trendy places in The Hague where you can enjoy food, drinks, cultural events … Continue reading The Hague is also trendy
Blogging allows you to use different media to create stories online. Being able to visualise a story on a map is not only interesting, but it also allows us to imagine more precisely and brings us closer to those places. Here is a Google map where you can find all the stories that we have … Continue reading Mapping Culturaal’s stories
It’s spring in the Netherlands. Time to brush off your winter boots, get out your hiking boots, stretch your legs and find some nature. But where is there to go? Never fear, nature lovers. Even though most of the parks and wildlife areas in the Netherlands are man-made and perfectly manicured, this doesn’t mean that … Continue reading Finding nature in the Netherlands
On the occasion of the International Day of Happiness celebrated on 20 March, let’s have a closer look at the latest lifestyle guides which are increasingly flooding the shelves of our bookshops. From Scandinavia to Asia, they all promise to bring you happiness through wellbeing, inner peace, and the discovery of your purpose in life. The … Continue reading Hygge, Lagom, Ikigai, Wabi-Sabi: what’s your happiness approach?