Adventurous, ambitious, idealistic, introverted, kind, unconventional.
I am Wanchi, I am from the Netherlands and I have been a solo traveller since 2003 and a world nomad since 2008.
This blog was created in 2011 to highlight human rights and other social issues that I felt the need to raise awareness on while working for human rights and development NGOs. Since then, my blog posts reflect my (critical) thoughts and experiences as a LSE graduated human rights lawyer working for the UN and NGOs worldwide, animal welfare advocate, rescue diver, photographer, solo traveller and world nomad.
After having dedicated over a decade to fighting injustice through human rights and development work, I decided to leave my job in June 2017. While I was happy with and grateful for the work I could do, the daily realities of the work and the systems through which we had to work had transformed from a enthusiastic idealist to an exhausted cynic. I will always remain a socially-engaged idealist, passionate about human rights, animal welfare and the environment, but it was time to make a change and do something else. Something lighter that focuses more on the beauty in the world, rather than the dark and the bad.
I decided to chase dreams and go on adventures that I said I would do “one day” and one day was going to be now. I gave up my apartment and got rid of all things that were not essential. Detached, I am free to do anything and go anywhere I want to, believing that everything will work out when you stay true to yourself and fearlessly pursue what sets your soul on fire.
You can follow my adventures here. Enjoy!
……… that is short
i expanded it a little… 🙂
good friend and thoroughly wonderful person 😉