The joy of travel in Asia

I feel like I’m on a rock. Only this rock is in the middle of Bangkok, on Samsen road. I’ve taken out one of those inflatable thin mattresses. You know, the ones where at first you feel alright, but later you don’t know what position to sleep in, so you basically don’t sleep. And my…

Weekly photo challenge: (Extra)ordinary

I was just walking through the streets of Singapore, trying to get a feel for the city. There were tall skyscrapers and colorful buildings, a river and restaurants. Then I suddenly see these chairs standing in a row. Upon closing inspection they are chained to the fence. The ordinary became extraordinary. How can a random selection…

Tick, tick, tick, boom

Tick, tick, tick. I don’t even know what time it is! It’s more like: boom, another day flew by. Boom! Another week gone. And suddenly it’s February and I’m wondering what happened with January. The year is progressing at warp speed and once again it’s decision time. Three years ago I left my country to start…

Moving in, moving on

And I dive back into student life. Well… not me exactly, but it seems like it. I moved into my new flat and most of the people here are either students, or have just gratuated. I’m still not exactly sure who lives here, because some are away, some here temporarily and some will move out…

Driving backwards into the future

Things didn’t exactly go as expected. After working my ass off all winter, I’d saved a nice amount of money to explore the South Island with. I had it all figured out. First up would be a loop through the very south, then across to the West coast, explore the glaciers, and zigzag my way…

Boesman the bushman

I felt like cattle when we were urged to get into a 4×4. 25 people were standing in the back, holding on to a rail if they could. The ride into the desert was bumpy, at times hilarious, but mostly uncomfortable. When we finally arrived in the big patch of sand a desert guide called…