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Had we but world enough, and time

If I did, I’d still become that balletdanser. And an astronout! The first woman to set foot on Mars. A new Mother Theresa, a balletdanser, a lawyer a writer and a painter. I would be a scholar and an environmentalist and a doctor and a pirate and a dreamer.

If I did, I would travel the world, read all the books on this earth – twice. I would see every sunset over every type of landscape and then do it all again.

Sadly though, I do not have world enough, nor time. Thankfully, I do have time to try my hand at some things – although I fear I will never see the red planet with my own eyes. This page is where I try my hand at writing about my travels and the books I have read, combining a few of my dreams.

Feel free to have a look around and tell me what you think!

 

THE PERKS OF (SOMETIMES) BEING A SOLO-TRAVELLER

When I was twenty, I really, REALLY, wanted to go to Paris. I’d been there before with a friend and had loved it and here I was, seeing these train-tickets on a massive sale and nobody wanted to come with me! I felt lonely for a bit, but then my ...
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5 THINGS TO DO IN PARIS

Paris, city of love. City of the best food in the world and city of blinding lights. City filled with meandering cobbled roads, filled with culture and the city we’ll always have. Paris is so great it has become a cliché to say so. I really should not like this ...
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WANDERLUST

A musing It’s been one of those days, again. One of those days where I kept reading stories written by and about world travellers; people following their hearts to where their feet lead them. One of those days of feeling the wind in my hair, the sun on my face ...
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OBJECTIFICATION AND INTERNALIZATION, TWO DIFFICULT ISSUES

Last week, feminist actress Emma Watson was confronted with questions about her boobs with regard to her feminist views. It might seem ridiculous – it does to me – but at the same time this gave me a reason to think about two difficult issues – especially their intersection. Objectification ...
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VICTIM BLAMING: A RECENT EYE-OPENER

I consider myself a feminist. I consider myself a feminist who is somewhat knowledgable about a few feminist issues – and a complete dumb-ass on most other issues. So I am educating myself and taking you along for the tour (if you want of course, otherwise you should probably just ...
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WAVES OF FEMINISM II

Have you ever had that moment in a conversation about feminism where someone casually drops something like "that is classical for second-wave feminist" or read something along the lines of "third-wave feminism focusses on a whole new set of issues" and not really understood what it was all about? Well ...
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WAVES OF FEMINISM I

Have you ever had that moment in a conversation about feminism where someone casually drops something like "that is classical for second-wave feminist" or read something along the lines of "third-wave feminism focusses on a whole new set of issues" and not really understood what it was all about? Well ...
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RENEWING MY RESOLUTION

This weekend, women the world over marched to show that they were not going to let their rights be taken from them. And although I was unable to attend, I felt so energised by following the story of connection evolve during the course of the day. And then the very ...
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WHY I AM GOING TO WRITE ABOUT FEMINISM

I so badly wanted to write that feminism was hot! Back in business, back from the dead and ready to take the world by storm! Beyoncé declared herself a feminist, Emma Watsons bookclub is a huge hit, Germany has had a female prime ministers for years, Canada has a self-proclaimed ...
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THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE – Audrey Niffenegger

I ALREADY HAVE THREE COPIES OF THIS BOOK AS IT IS MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE BOOK! It’s hard for me though, to put into words why I love this book so much, because the book contains so much. On the surface it is the love story of Henry DeTamble and ...
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ON THE CROSSROADS OF SHOULD AND MUST – Elle Luna

FOR ALL THE SEEKERS AND SEARCHERS. FOR HAPPY PEOPLE AND UNHAPPY PEOPLE. FOR THOSE TRYING TO FIND THAT PATH TO IT, AND THOSE STILL FIGURING OUT WHAT ‘IT’ IS. FOR ALL OF US WHO ARE LOOKING FOR A WAY TO LIVE AUTHENTIC LIVES – WHATEVER THAT IS – THIS BOOK ...
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WANDERLUST – Rebecca Solnit

A BOOK CALLED WANDERLUST, HOW COULD I NOT READ A BOOK WITH A TITLE LIKE THAT? Except it turns out that the book doesn’t really say all that much about the feeling the word portrays. The subtitle is the more accurate one: a history of walking. Getting over my slight disappointment ...
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