Leukerbad is a small mountain village in Switzerland, with just 1.500 inhabitants. At first sight, it looks a sleepy, motionless and unexciting little town, but as soon as you notice the many white steam clouds rising up against the blue sky, you realize that there’s more going on here: Leukerbad houses Europe’s largest thermal baths, offering as many wellness treatments as there are days in a year. If you can’t relax here, you can’t relax anywhere!
Someone has been enjoying themselves with a hammer and chisel in the park of Magdalena island, in the North of Spain. The small pine forest on the peninsula is covered with delicate tree trunk sculptures in all shapes and sizes: from a giant hand to an elegant woodpecker and detailed chairs big enough to sit on.
I’m not a big shopping fan but when I’m in a different city and I have a local and enthusiastic ‘connoisseur’ by my side, it’s a different story. Lifestyle blogger Jocelina showed me a few of the coolest, classy stores in Rotterdam. And now I’m sharing them with you, too…
Traveling is about the places you see, but just as much about the people you meet. Once and a while during your travels, you have an unexpected encounter with a stranger that leaves a big and unforgettable impression. The Russian painter Anatoly Deryabkin is that kind of stranger.
I shot this from a little motorboat on the west coast of Brazil. We had been whale watching and were treated with this gorgeous sunset on our way back to shore. I could have saturated the red sky, I could have defined the sun’s round, yellow shape a bit more or I could have brightened up the water and the beach if I wanted too, but sometimes things are already beautiful just the way they are.
Three boys and a horizon
Three Curaçaoan boys are staring out to sea, not realizing there’s someone behind them who’s immortalizing the moment on camera. This is Playa Kenepa Grandi, a beach in the northwest of Curaçao. It’s a wonderfully colorful Caribbean island, from the houses in Willemstad right down to the local swimwear.