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Africa 2017

Africa 2017 Travel

Back to the Mother City

At the end of 2011, I spent three magical months living in Cape Town. I lived with a wonderful host-family, worked at a human rights office (run by projects abroad) and spent many (MANY) hours just exploring the city, partying, surfing and just generally…

4 July 2018
Africa 2017 Travel

Fishriver canyon and Citrusdal

Fishriver Canyon and Citrusdal The end of our trip is coming into sight. As much as we’ve dreaded this day, there is only one certainty in life, and that is that time will keep on moving. In this case inexorably towards Cape Town and…

12 June 2018
Africa 2017 Travel

Desert sunrise

I love going to the ocean. We live near the sea and even in the dead of winter I make time to go there. There is something about the ceaseless push and pull of the waves. About the slight movement stretching for miles and…

3 March 2018
Africa 2017 Travel

Skydiving Swakopmund

Some places warm your heart with their beauty. Others with the amazing street food, great museums or the people you meet there. And there are some places you will never forget for the incredible experiences. Adrenaline fuelled experiences that is. Swakopmund definitely fits the…

27 February 2018
Africa 2017 Travel

The desert is for dreaming

I come from a very cold and wet and green country. The Dutch have reclaimed land for centuries, build canals, dykes and the best water management systems in the world. It’s resulted in many Dutchies spending most of their lives below sea level. But…

14 February 2018
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Etosha dreaming

I love stories that come full circle. The way books like Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi or series like Gilmore Girls can find a way to connect the end to the beginning in astounding ways is something I love. Sometimes, I even wish I could…

5 February 2018
Africa 2017 Travel

Okavango delta obsessions

Sometimes on the move, you meet people who intrigue you. You find yourself wondering what their lives are like. Where they came from. How they got to where you meet them. What they dream about at night just before they fall a sleep. This…

26 January 2018