Browsing All Posts filed under »Stories & Thoughts«

On Why “Today” Is My New Favorite Word

March 21, 2013


Today is yet another beautiful day, made even more so by the fact that I’m spending it doing absolutely nothing at all. No chasing waterfalls, no wandering around, no pushing myself to see sights I’m not really all that interested in at the moment. Today, I’m simply here, listening to the sounds of life along […]

Early Morning In Bangkok, Thailand

March 2, 2013


It’s 6:30 in the morning and the sun has barely risen above Thailand’s capital city. On my way over here I passed people setting up their streetstalls, and tuk-tuks already merrily whizzing around. It’s easy to imagine the city hasn’t slept at all. Above me, birds are singing their morning songs and behind me, a […]

What A Difference A Day Made

December 14, 2012


I felt like the worst girlfriend ever. Here we were, at Eindhoven airport, bags packed and ready to fly off to Rome for a romantic getaway. A boyfriend who surprises you with 2 plane tickets for your birthday, it couldn’t be more perfect. Then why wasn’t I excited? It’s not that I didn’t want to […]

CouchSurfing: The Benefits Of Hosting

November 26, 2012


“We don’t really have a lot of culture, here in Holland”, I heard myself saying. And I was completely convinced. Of course, we have our obvious clich├ęs: clogs and cheese, windmills and tulips, sex and marijuana. But anyone who spends longer than a week in the Netherlands knows that this has little to do with […]

The Truth Behind My Choices

November 5, 2012


So here we are, almost 3 months in and I feel that it's time I reveal a bit more about myself. I want this blog to reflect my personality, something that would be impossible without shedding some light on my story. Understanding my present, means you need to know about my past, and you need to see where I've come from in order to know where I'm going. Let me tell you why I quit my career... Twice.

That Time I Missed My Flight

November 1, 2012


Missing your flight; it’s a travelers worst nightmare and recently, it became my oh so frustrating reality. The worst thing? I have no one to blame but myself. After one last sea-side dinner, our romantic week in Barcelona was coming to an end. Earlier that afternoon, I had spent an hour researching how and when […]

Next Up… South East Asia!

October 12, 2012


I'm excited to announce that I've finally booked the flights: I'm going to South East Asia! Though I had to make some sacrifices, here's why:

7 Things I Learned In Spain

October 9, 2012


It’s been a few months now since I boarded the plane taking me away from Spain and carrying me back home. Enough time to allow me to reflect on my trip and have a clear view on the lessons learned while I was abroad. Here are the things I learned whilst traveling in Spain:

Cadiz’ Best Kept Secret

October 8, 2012


In the Southwest of Spain, located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, you will find one of Andalusia’s most beautiful cities; Cadiz. Situated on a peninsula, the city is almost completely surrounded by water and is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches, great seafood and a laid-back atmosphere. Though a popular getaway for […]

A Little Inspiration: Favorite Travel Movie

October 5, 2012


For those who need a little inspiration, I strongly recommend one of my favorite movies; A Map For Saturday. I remember when I first saw it a year ago and just had to watch it again the next day. This documentary shows the author, Brooke Silva-Braga, as he decides to quit his job to travel […]