A day out: Maastricht

It was the first beautiful day of the year. Sun was promised to us and this time the weatherman was right. It was high time to pick up the good intentions again and explore my own, often overlooked, country. This time my destination was one of the oldest and Southernmost cities: Maastricht. It was once…

Best party… ever!!

In my last post I explained how I ended up in Peru through my work. It was the best time. Every day seemed better than the last one. One day we were all driven out to some vineyard. It was surrounded by huge walls and as soon as the gates opened, we entered paradise. There…

Aiming for the sky

I’m quite lucky to work for an awesome company. I knew there was a great atmosphere among all the colleagues in Europe, but recently I found out that this company is filled with amazing people. Last October-November I found myself competing in a three-week long race with different challenges to complete. I had never met…

Back to first impressions

After 4,5 months in South East Asia, I must admit I got tired of temples, especially the modern, golden ones. But when I first arrived in Bangkok, this was exactly what mesmerized and fascinated me. In those first few days I made a day trip to the Grand Palace and surrounding temples. I took the…

This is winter

I’m in my fifth winter season working in the ski fields. My family has never been into winter sports. They’ve never really been into winter. Perhaps it is because winter in The Netherlands has all the bad sides, like slippery roads, cold and windy days and frozen windows, but none of the good things, like…

To the races!

This weekend were the Hahnenkamm races in Kitzbuhel. I’ve never seen anything like it, but I wasn’t sure if I had a day off to go to see it. On Thursday I arrived at work with one of my colleagues. Not many people were working that day. As we entered the office my boss totally…

Kicking off another ski season

Time flies when you’re having fun. Or when you’re working your ass off. It feels like forever ago that I had time to sit down and gather my thoughts. At the end of October I had my Halloween tour, followed by the end-of-season-party to wrap up summer. I had two nights in my own bed…