Shutterspeed: Holiday on Schiermonnikoog

I went on holiday to the island of Schiermonnikoog last week. Schiermonnikoog, like the other Dutch islands, lies in the Waddenzee, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list (as is the Grand Canyon, for example). What makes the "wad" so special is that it's the world's largest area of mud and sand that dries... Continue Reading →

Histourism: Berlin

I went to Berlin last week, keen to soak up as much history as I could--and I think I succeeded pretty well. Day 1 After a pretty exhausting ten-hour bus trip, I arrived in the centre of Berlin, and took my sweet time figuring out the public transport system - U-bahn, S-bahn, M-bahn, bus or... Continue Reading →

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