Teja on the Horizon Teja on the Horizon

I am a writer-traveller in my free time, outside of my day job as an environmental scientist, in an ongoing effort to infuse travel and lifestyle with sustainability - and to acquire homes in a thousand strange places!

I write on my blog, Teja on the Horizon, about the experience of exploring sustainable and reflective travel, and about the true stories from wandering through our world.

"Travel gives you a home in a thousand places, but leaves you a stranger in your own land." - Ibn Battuta.

https://www.tejaonthehorizon.com

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Essential Things I Wish I Knew About Choosing Tours in… Teja on the Horizon 54d

This article is about all of those things I wish I knew beforehand, that would have helped me…

Chile #nationalpark #nature #sightseeing #tip

Atacama's Other Astronomy Tour: Full Moon Ritual at the… Teja on the Horizon 61d

I couldn't believe my luck. I could get an astronomy tour somewhere else. But a Lickanantai full…

Chile #adventure #history #lifestyle #view

Half-Day Tour of Atacama's Rainbow Valley: What to Expect Teja on the Horizon 84d

Atacama's Rainbow Valley is lesser-known, but is many things: an alternative to Peru's Rainbow…

Chile #history #nationalpark #nature #tip

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Half-Day Tour of Atacama's Valley of the Moon: What to… Teja on the Horizon 84d

While Atacama popular tours are pretty standard, there can be slight differences. What can you…

Chile #canyon #mountain #nationalpark #view

Day Tour to Chile's Absolutely Unreal Altiplanic Lagoons Teja on the Horizon 97d

The consensus at the hostel was that the altiplanic lagoons tour is a must-do. These are in the…

Chile #nationalpark #riverlake #sightseeing #view

The Strangely Surreal Landscape of the Atacama Desert Biome Teja on the Horizon 99d

The Atacama desert. A line read in a geography book long ago, and it stuck at the back of my mind…

Chile #nationalpark #nature #photography #view

7 Days Easter Island: Everything You Want to Know (But… Teja on the Horizon 113d

With seven days on Easter Island, you can consider a slower and more personalised experience.

Chile #accommodation #diving #sightseeing #tip

How Cold Could It Be to Scuba Dive in Easter Island? Teja on the Horizon 125d

My first clue should have been Michel's assurance, when I signed up for the dive with Orca Diving…

Chile #diving #island #tip #wildlife

Launching My Pacific Odyssey While Hiking to Orongo Teja on the Horizon 127d

I came to the sign marking the Te Ara O Te Au hiking trail to Orongo, following the old route that…

Chile #hiking #history #island #nationalpark

The Explorers Who Discovered Easter Island Teja on the Horizon 153d

If you had wondered about the explorers who discovered Easter Island, Ahu Akivi is their monument.…

Chile #history #island #nationalpark #sightseeing

Anakena: Where Easter Island Became Polynesian Teja on the Horizon 167d

Anakena beach was another significant moai site. This was where the Rapa Nui first landed, and from…

Chile #history #island #sightseeing #tip

Ahu Tongariki: Sunrise Over the Easter Island Heads Teja on the Horizon 169d

On the northeast are three important sites - the largest ahu at Tongariki, the original ahu at…

Chile #history #photography #sightseeing #tip

Rapa Nui Inspiration: My Unexpected Way to Tahai Teja on the Horizon 170d

There are four main moai platform sites on Easter Island: Tahai, Tongariki, Anakena, and Akivi,…

Chile #art #island #nationalpark #view

The Famous Delft Blue Pottery - as Street Art! Teja on the Horizon 215d

Around Sint Agathaplein I stumbled across my first and unexpected encounter with Delft Blue pottery…

The Netherlands #art #city #sightseeing #tip

Musical Clocks in Utrecht That Will Blow Your Mind! Teja on the Horizon 225d

I didn't expect to have my mind blown, by self-playing musical clocks. You see, the Dutch had…

The Netherlands #history #museum #music #sightseeing

The Curious Cylindrical Painting of Panorama Mesdag Teja on the Horizon 229d

It was the 'VR headset' of the 19th century. European audiences went nuts over it. Properly…

The Netherlands #art #history #museum #sightseeing

M.C. Escher Museum: the Mathematical Artist Teja on the Horizon 235d

Let's get one thing out of the way. I had two weekends in the Hague, and I did not see the Girl…

The Netherlands #art #history #museum #sightseeing

Mondrian in the Hague: Celebrating Dutch Street Art Teja on the Horizon 237d

I was lucky to visit the Netherlands that year. There was a special form of Dutch street art on…

The Netherlands #art #city #sightseeing #tip

KL Forest Eco Park: the Surprisingly Real Rainforest Teja on the Horizon 278d

I always assumed that the hill is called ‘Bukit Nanas’ because there used to be pineapples planted…

Malaysia #city #hiking #park #tip