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On our stay in (probably) the best city in the world

Right now I’m in Tirana, the capital of Albania, and after having spent quite some time in places without too many people and traffic, I once again realise how much I love the energy of cities. Not for too long, just a few days, that’s perfect for me. Long enough to slurp in all of […]

Starting to get used to this crazy life – again

Today marks the day we are exactly three weeks on our way again. It feels much longer. The first few days I felt a bit rusty, but now I am totally used to everything again – this lifestyle, with all its peculiar habits and happenings. In The Netherlands we stayed in Chewie for about half […]

About what happened the last few months

So much has happened the last few months. I would have written a blog earlier, if I would have been sure that it’s interesting. Maybe it was. I guess it depends on why you’re reading this, why you’re following us. Is it for the travelling stories or to come along with me inside my head? […]

We need your help and this is why

We’re stuck. Until we gather no less than at least five thousand euro’s we are not able to continue our journey. Despite our efforts in having invested in a van that was in superb shape (and fitted our full time traveling mode), our engine now turns out to be practically busted and needs to be […]

The people I am jealous of

For almost two weeks we’re back in The Netherlands now. For a little while, that is. Travelling around, as usual. We don’t have our own place anymore, remember? We stay with friends and family and the occasional campsite. It’s strange being back, but nice, too. To be able to talk in real life with the people […]

Discovering I totally don’t want to settle down (yet)

For three months we were in the south of Spain. Andalusia. I knew the name of the region and had heard it’s beautiful, and it is. Also I almost immediately felt at home. After the different world that Morocco was – especially to women, this part of the world seemed so incredibly welcoming. Of course […]

When your phone gets too important

No wonder we yearn to go outside. No wonder we are even jealous of the mail man, or the garbage woman. Outside is where it happens. You know that. But there’s a place where even so much more happens, your phone. And all those worlds within it are so hard to resist. There are a […]

What happens if the toilets stay shut?

Having public toilets to your disposal is an amazing thing. Especially when they’re free. That’s god given. Add to that the possibility of taking a hot water shower for only one euro. We have ended up in heaven. Actually we’re in Cádiz, in the west of southern Spain. We had totally rushed through this area […]

You should totally be buying things instead of wanting to become a minimalist

I want to say something about money. More precise, actually: about buying stuff. Before we left and when we sold almost everything we had, including some of which were precious belongings, I thought I had become anti-materialist. Ultimately, I would be able to travel with only a rugsack full of things, I thought. Okay, you’re […]

What Mad Men has to do with living in a van (and thinking differently)

Finally, I am enjoying the seventh and last season of Mad Men. There’s a spoiler coming up, not a big one, but if you are still to watch it – skip this article. In the fourth episode Roger discovers his daughter Margaret abandoned her husband and son and went off to live in a commune […]