Just three weeks ago, everything looked pretty great. I had just completed my PPL theory, work was going well, we were about to go to New York for a few days and I was finally about to start my official PPL flight training.Oh, how things have changed… That goes for everyone in most parts of … More All flights cancelled
I realised this month that it has been over two years since I last travelled with the intention of just travelling. That is a very long time and I never would have thought to reach such a stagnant travel situation. But it has all been for a greater cause. Almost three months ago, I started … More All those who do not wander
Over two years ago, I published a blog entitled “Pilots: I don’t want to date one, I want to be one!” While I still live by the latter, last summer has showed me that I cannot judge people by their professions. I did indeed fall in love with a pilot, and while it happened so naturally … More No way… Norway?!
It’s been two weeks since I left Namibia. I spent about three weeks there and, just like before, I did not want to leave. But, I had to. Because I was going to help out at a dropzone in Kenya during their boogie. I had arranged this through Workaway.info, a website that connects volunteers to … More The workaway that made me walk away
For the past four and a half months, I have been living on the island of Texel where my daily life evolved around skydiving and flying. About 99% of my time was spent at either three places: the dropzone (Paracentrum Texel), our house in Oosterend (shared with 14 other trainees) and De Kievit (where we … More My world has never been so small… and I loved it!
My first skydive was a tandem on 9 September 2016 at Ground Rush Adventures, Swakopmund, Namibia. I was hooked and I did another tandem the same day. The following hours and days, I relived the experience in my head and talked my travel buddy’s ears off about it (he was a skydive student going for his A licence … More Free fallin’
Since I was a kid, I have been fascinated with aviation and I wanted to become a fighter jet pilot. When my eyesight wasn’t perfect anymore at age 11, this dream faded. Instead, I decided to become a lawyer because my mum said I could argue very well and the job would fit me. Ally McBeal inspired … More Pilots: I don’t want to date one, I want to be one!
A little history This is a photo of my apartment in The Hague. I moved here after 4,5 years of living in different countries, moving into a new apartment every (half) year or so and after a turbulent time in Egypt. When I moved into this apartment, I was longing for some peace and quiet, a place … More Plot twist!
This weekend, I had the pleasure to go on my first bike tour weekend! Since I only had three days off, I decided not to go too far away: Zeeland. My friend Lisa, experienced bike tourer, joined me for part of the trip. At noon on Friday, I left from my home in The Hague … More Test riding: to Zeeland and beyond (and lessons learned)…
Being born in the Netherlands to parents from Hong Kong meant that I travelled in planes since I was a little baby. I really hope for my fellow passengers that I wasn’t one of those crybabies. I have no fear of flying and, as a child, I wanted to become a fighter jet pilot (even … More The worst and best flights of 30+ years of plane travelling