Author Archives: Raissa


About Raissa

Hi everybody! My name is Raïssa and I'm an intern at My main focus is the blog, and I'll be here for six months! Furthermore, I love traveling, writing and photography. I hope you enjoy reading the blogposts!

Titanic facts

15th April this year marks the centenary of the Titanic’s maiden and only voyage. One hundred years ago the RMS Titanic set off from Southampton to New York. After only five days, disaster struck and the ‘Unsinkable’ ship hit an … Continue reading

Queen’s Day competition winner announced!

Once again, this wasn’t an easy one – we received so many comments on this competition! It was fantastic, but also really difficult, reading through them all and deciding a winner.  There are so many people that deserve to celebrate Queen’s … Continue reading

Easter celebrations around the world

Many of us will be painting our eggs or hunting for them in the garden during Easter weekend. However, since Easter is celebrated all around the globe, this opens up a vast world of cultural nuances to come into play … Continue reading

Queen opens bedrooms over London Olympics

There’s no doubt London is one of the world’s most incredible cities.  This year London’s call will be even stronger, as the capital prepares to host the 2012 Olympic Games.  Several million extra visitors are expected to descend on London … Continue reading

Street food around the world

Trying different dishes and snacks might just be one of the best parts of travelling. Street food is often cheap, very tasty and probably most true to the local cuisine. No matter where your travels take you, every country – … Continue reading

Ten Top Theme hotels

A vacation should be an experience that, from start to finish, is fun, exciting and special.  Minibars and flat screen TVs just don’t turn me on anymore.  I want to be wowed. Luckily, I’m not alone.  A number of hotels … Continue reading

Mythical Tours

There’s something eerily fascinating about cultural myths.  Remember the Urban Legends blogpost?  It’s our taste for danger that keeps us coming back for more. If you find the Guggenheim less than spine-tingling, maybe you’re after a little more excitement in … Continue reading