A Journey Into the Dutch Art and History in Rijkmuseum, Amsterdam

Thetraveljunkie.org – Summer in Amsterdam has something for everyone: countless festivals, museums, urban beaches and parks galore. Many years ago, I made a promise to visit Rijkmuseum and when in Amsterdam, I was invited to visit Rijkmuseum with iAmsterdam. The… Continue Reading

Wat Khanon Temple As Seen On The Travel Junkie Instagram

Thetraveljunkie.org – I just love this photo. Wat Khanon is located off the city island in the western part of Ayutthaya. It was built beside a bend in the Chao Phraya, which is used to deliver irrigation water inland via… Continue Reading

The History of Nang Yai Shadow Puppet Drama at Wat Khanon, Ratchaburi – Thailand

Thetraveljunkie.org – Nang Yai Shadow Puppet Drama at Wat Khanon was first established during the reign of King Chulalongkorn, King Rama 5. The origanator of the carved leather puppet figures was a highly respected senior priest by the name of… Continue Reading

The Majestic of Fort Rotterdam

Traveljunkieindonesia.com – Makassar has changed so much since I was a kid. A lot of this has been good change in the form of art, culture, neighborhood-defining restaurants, shops and more. And, Fort Rotterdam is still a beautiful place to… Continue Reading

The History of Tyrrell’s Wines

Traveljunkieindonesia.com – Tyrrell’s Wines is based at Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley, one of Australia’s premier growing wine regions. With first plantings in 1879, Tyrrell’s is home to some of the oldest and rarest vines in the world, with their… Continue Reading

Postcards From Komodo National Park in the Mid-1920s

Traveljunkieindonesia.com – The world is getting smaller every year. Komodo dragons were first documented by Europeans in 1910, when rumors of a “land crocodile” reached Lieutenant van Steyn van Hensbroek of the Dutch colonial administration. Widespread notoriety came after 1912,… Continue Reading

Myself, Women and The History of Personal Violence

Traveljunkieindonesia.com – When from YSIK sent me an email a few weeks ago, asking me to write for “16 Days for Forever”, an international campaign about violence against women which was held on 25th November – 10 December 2010, I… Continue Reading