Back in the 80s I was still living with my parents in the illustrious town of Zoetermeer. In that day the world was simpler, and even in the urban west of the Netherlands a boy could still look to the sky on a clear night and be in awe of all those points of light up above. My dad even took me to a local … Continue reading It’s full of stars!
Indonesia was amazing (fran’s insta will have shown that in some detail) with incredible wildlife such as Komodo dragons and orangutans, diving, kite surfing, beaches and boat rides. Yet for all the awesomeness we were not sad to be leave the country. On the first day of our sixth month of travel we left Bali with Air Niugini. Destination: Port Moresby, the capital of Papua … Continue reading A little piece of paradise
Yesterday was 28 July, which marks both our 9 month wedding anniversary and the end of our 4th month travelling. So far we’ve covered 5 countries and about 21,000km by train, bus, motorbike, bicycle, boat and plane. It’s impossible to convey all the experiences we’ve had, from the thunderous roar of a helicopter landing to the quiet peacefulness of a summit in the Himalayas and … Continue reading 4 months and 5 countries later
Happy Tuesday all! #tbt to our time at Munroe Island, Kerala,India. There was a lot to say about the family we stayed with. hope you enjoy the story! Continue reading Backs against the wall
Hi all! It’s been quite a while since I’ve written anything, and the blame for that rests fully on Thailand’s shoulders. Life here offers too many distractions, and with life going on 24/7 there was surprisingly little time to write. What’s also surprising is how Western Thailand is in many ways. So much so in fact that I sometimes felt it was too easy, too … Continue reading I – All quiet on the Eastern front
After the horrible first week I finally managed to enjoy our trek. I had more energy and strength than before and could keep up with Franzi. It also meant I had time to look around. The next week or so we would remain above 4800m, with peaks at about 5500m at the Cho La and Renjo La passes, Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar summits and … Continue reading The beauty of Nepal
After yesterday’s false start the hard work of 18 days trekking can finally start. We are walking a long loop through the Everest region, ascending and descending over three high passes: Kongma La (5460m), Cho La (5350m) and Renjo La (5200m). In between we will climb some smaller peaks of around 4000m to 5300m, partly for views and partly for acclimatisation. The trip can be … Continue reading A flatlander in the mountains: would that ever work?