After ignoring the internets all day, I came home to see not only was one of my favorite sites Copenhagen Cycle Chic now also on Twitter, but that this amazing artist, Genna Campton, had created the incredible illustration you see above as an homage to that site.
Entries Tagged as 'cultural exchange'
October 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Dutch bikes, Euro-style cycle chic, Good design
June 29th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Novelty, Recommended sights, The point of travel
Lately, I’ve been helping a lot of friends with their itinerary planning for trips to Europe this summer. It’s fun, and I enjoy doing it. There’s one recommendation, though, that never really seems to take off: Include time at the beach. Admittedly, it’s a hard sell for those of us who don’t have a year [...]
June 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Blog posts by Lia, Novelty, Obsessed with the Dutch
Let’s talk a bit about Dutch design. I’m pro. I love their stylish, stylish travel magazines, like Liv’, which I enthused about before. I like Droog, and their crazy collection of drawers that re-imagines the bureau. And readers of this blog know that I’m a big booster of Seattle Cycle Chic by way of my [...]
June 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Betty, Celeb spotting, Novelty, Recommended sights
I think when I die I want my ashes scattered at sea. Or off the top of a mountain. The idea of being buried in a crypt or some spooky cemetery with an elaborate gravestone conjures images that don’t equate resting in peace. With that said, however, I share Lia’s fascination with graveyards, and when [...]
May 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Africa, Blog posts by Betty, Urban archipelagos
When you land at Cape Town’s International Airport, you must travel for miles along a highway where people live in the most despicable of conditions. It doesn’t take a social scientist to realize that tin shacks and no plumbing equal violence and disease. Women and children line the highway watching the cars zoom by. It’s [...]
May 20th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Good design, Quick Post
This morning, I’m pouring over this infographic from Information is Beautiful, showing the world’s number ones. Seems like a good source for cocktail conversation.
April 27th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Dutch language school, Novelty, Obsessed with the Dutch
Hooray! My tax refund came yesterday, which means I’ll be booking my time at Dutch Princess School soon! It’s probably worth explaining why on earth I’m going to spend thousands of dollars to get to fluency in Dutch. And most importantly–why Dutch? Literally every time I mention that I’m trying to learn Dutch, the person [...]
April 21st, 2010 · 3 Comments · Blog posts by Betty, Wary of the advice of others
Culture shock. I’ve always been fascinated with this term. Before I experienced it, the phrase always struck me as seriously clichéd. As I’ve mentioned earlier, I spent some time in La Mosquitia in Honduras a few years ago. It’s remote, and requires major effort to explore. Before this trip, I had traveled a lot, but never in [...]
March 16th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Dutch language school, Obsessed with the Dutch
Like a lot of travelers, I want to learn a second language. I want to be fluent in a second language, which is why I’m planning on attending a language school (a.k.a. Dutch Princess School) this summer. In the meanwhile, I’m studying my heart out here at home using websites and software programs to bolster [...]
March 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Dutch bikes, Euro-style cycle chic
One of the most life-changing ideas that traveling taught me about was the beauty of a bike. I love the idea of bringing Dutch-bike-love back to U.S. cities, but New York seems the most daunting place of all to contemplate biking through. (Although I also thought NYC would be the last place for a Siena-style [...]