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Pictures tell stories – Devils Marbles

Pictures tell stories – Devils Marbles

Thousands of photos are stored in my Google Photos account from the past year of travel. I selected the 10 best pictures, with the most interesting stories, to give a good impression of my journey. Sit back and enjoy!! “Nu snap ik waarom de aboriginals dachten dat dit eieren waren die door slangen zijn neergelegd” fluister ik in mijzelf terwijl ik met mijn zusje Femke rond de opgestapelde rotsen loop. De zon is langzaam aan het zakken en de kleuren…

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Pictures tell stories – The colourful temple

Pictures tell stories – The colourful temple

Gently I sit on the patch of dry grass on top of the elevated hill. This spot gives a stunning view on the valley in front of me. Fields of corn, okra, wheat and grapes spread as far as the mountains in the back. Small farming villages are dotted around. The sun is setting with al her glory against the incredible mountain background. The red globe is about to crash into the spiky peaks of the hard rock. Her last…

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Pictures tell stories – Desert adventure

Pictures tell stories – Desert adventure

Thousands of photos are stored in my Google Photos account from the past year of travel. I selected the 10 best pictures, with the most interesting stories, to give a good impression of my journey. Sit back and enjoy!! “How do you like the desert sir” the man asks me in broken English as I get off the camel’s back. “Unforgettable…” is the only thing I can reply. He looks at me with a smile. His dark weathered skin is…

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10 pictures, 10 stories

10 pictures, 10 stories

Thousands of photos are stored in my Google Photos account from the past year of travel. I selected the 10 best pictures, with the most interesting stories, to give a good impression of my journey. In this new series ‘Pictures tell Stories’ you can read and watch my travel from the past year. Sit back and enjoy!! The post will be updates with new stories when they are released! 🙂

Pictures tell stories – The dosa maker

Pictures tell stories – The dosa maker

Thousands of photos are stored in my Google Photos account from the past year of travel. I selected the 10 best pictures, with the most interesting stories, to give a good impression of my journey. Sit back and enjoy!! “Look, this is how you do it..” the Sri Lankan chef says while he swiftly makes two flawless circles from the dosa batter. The large grill in front of me radiates an intense heat but somehow feels as my trusted companion….

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Project Mexico

Project Mexico

My dear readers, just as I have set foot on Dutch soil, I will leave it again. This time I make my way to Mexico! The land of the burritos, sombreros, desert cacti and the burning sun. But also home to the relentless drug wars and, maybe even less known, a large refugee problem at the border regions. Thousands of people are escaping the highly unstable Central and South American countries El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Venezuela to seek a…

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Pictures tell stories – Small help for a big kitchen

Pictures tell stories – Small help for a big kitchen

Thousands of photos are stored in my Google Photos account from the past year of travel. I selected the 10 best pictures, with the most interesting stories, to give a good impression of my journey. Sit back and enjoy!! “How do you want the pumpkin to be cut?” I try to explain to the old lady next to me. She is dressed in a colorful sari typical for India. Her weathered dark skin reveals her age and connection with the…

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Pictures tell stories – The cricket game

Pictures tell stories – The cricket game

Thousands of photos are stored in my Google Photos account from the past year of travel. I selected the 10 best pictures, with the most interesting stories, to give a good impression of my journey. Sit back and enjoy!! “Would you like to try a local drink?” one of the guys asked me in broken English while handing me a bottle. It is difficult to see what is in the jar as the small room is scarcely lit. It is…

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Pictures tell stories – Design & Construct

Pictures tell stories – Design & Construct

Thousands of photos are stored in my Google Photos account from the past year of travel. I selected the 10 best pictures, with the most interesting stories, to give a good impression of my journey. Sit back and enjoy. “Can you please secure this beam there…, 27 mm from the edge?” Michael is instructing me while giving me the other end of the beam. I take the edge and carefully position it at the almost washed out pencil mark. I’m…

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Back home..?!

Back home..?!

Cold and windy but with very comfortable homes. That is how I see the Netherlands now. I’m back! Arrived safely a few weeks ago and staying at my parents place in Lelystad. I left everything 11 months ago: my house, my work, and threw away most of my belongings. Returning ‘home’ is not really the typical ‘returning home’ as you do after a short holiday. The way I did it is life changing. It makes me think of what ‘home’…

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