Two weeks in South America

I just came back from my first time in South America! The 5-year programme I am working on is being implemented in Asia and Latin America. We had the Asia workshop in Thailand (Bangkok) in February already, and the Latin America workshop was to be held in Bolivia (Santa Cruz de la Sierra) in March. … More Two weeks in South America

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Wandergreed

Eight years ago, I went on my first backpacking trip through seven Southern African countries in six weeks. I particularly loved Botswana and Malawi. People told me that if I love Botswana, I would surely love Namibia. But, since I was travelling by public transportation, the best places in Namibia were hard to reach without a car (preferably … More Wandergreed

The worst and best flights of 30+ years of plane travelling

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

Stories from Southern Africa – part four: South Africa & Lesotho

So much has been going the weeks before I left Thailand and since I arrived in Cambodia… So now, from a balcony in Phnom Penh, I gather the motivation to write up the final part of my 2008 backpacking trip through Southern Africa. South Africa I arrived in South Africa from Swaziland and my first … More Stories from Southern Africa – part four: South Africa & Lesotho

Stories from Southern Africa – part two: Zambia & Malawi

Last time, I wrote about South Africa and Botswana. I’ll continue with Zambia. Zambia The plane landed in Livingstone, Zambia, and I got to my hostel where the South African guy I met in Kasane had made a reservation for me. We hung out and I also met two Dutch girls. With these two Dutch … More Stories from Southern Africa – part two: Zambia & Malawi

Stories from Southern Africa – part one: South Africa & Botswana

South Africa The port of entry and exit for my 2008 Southern Africa solo backpacking trip was Johannesburg, South Africa. It is known as one of the most dangerous cities in the world, so I planned my trip accordingly. I stayed in a hostel outside of the city centre. It turned out to be quite … More Stories from Southern Africa – part one: South Africa & Botswana