Mt. Rinjani

After a short night of sleep (thanks to the incredibly uncomfortable accommodation at Rinjani Base Camp hotel, good breakfast and incredible view there though…) it was time to commence our trekking trip to the crater rim of Mount Rinjani. There are two ways to climb Mt. Rinjani, one trek starts from Sembalun and the other…

Why I love travel so much

Sometimes I wonder about why I feel this need to keep planning a next trip. Why is it impossible for me to just sit on my ass and enjoy my holiday staring at a television with a big fat bucket of B&J on my lap?? At first I thought it was because I grew up…

5 reasons to visit Romania in wintertime

1: SNOW SNOW SNOOOOOW!!! A lot of it, everywhere! It practically snowed every day I was there. And I am not talking about these flakes that you might mistake for rain. No, in Romania you get the real deal. Decent thick flakes that remain right where they fall and are sticky enough to remain on…

Bruges

Last weekend I took some of the ESA-girls to Bruges, to show them around my birth city. I thought this would be a great time to actually write my blogpost about Bruges (finally!), so here it is :). No matter where you are staying in Belgium, Bruges is super easy to reach. Plenty of busses…

Mt. Rinjani: the prequel

I always try to get a mix of culture, adventure and relaxation in my travels. The biggest adventure on our Indonesia trip was without a doubt climbing Mount Rinjani. Located on Lombok, the volcano with a lake and a smaller volcano inside its crater was hard to say no to. Thrust me I’ve tried. After…

Sunrise at Borobudur & Sunset at Prambanan

Part of our Indonesia trip was filled up with temple visits. We started with two remarkable ones: Borobudur and Prambanan. Both of them are located on the island of Java. The easiest thing to do is to find a nice hotel in Yogyakarta and visit both from there. We stayed at Gallery Prawirotaman. I could…

Me.

“My biggest desire is to understand the world. And to do that, you need to understand the people in this world, and the conditions they grew up in and live in.” Born in Bruges in 1992 my life journey took off in one of the most beautiful places in the world. I might be a little bit…

Singapore

“The city within a garden” The quote used by the Singaporean government to define Singapore used to be the other way around: “A garden within the city”. The last few years Singapore has transformed towards a city within a garden thanks to multiple projects. And you can’t help but admit it’s true, once you take…