Do you like heights? Do they scare you? They do me, and I suppose it’s only normal they do: from an evolutionary point of you view, they’re pretty bad for you. Yet I have this thing with heights, I’ve always had this uncontrollable urge to step closer to the edge. Not to jump, mind you. That’s […]
A massive 18 wheeler swooshes by as I drive in the right lane of highway 17 from Phoenix to Flagstaff. He must be doing at least 100 km p/hour, or 60 miles here. For a country that -driving wise- seems to entirely be made up by a population that is old and slow, American truckers certainly are […]
“You can call me later, maybe? I’m in room 603..” As she speaks the words, the petite black lady in the brightly coloured flower dress gives me a big wink and leaves the computer room of the hotel. I’m left feeling a little confused. Why would I want to call her, after only
Waking up and looking at my phone I witnessed the damage: 13 missed calls, 29 messages and hardly any battery left. What?! Apparently I got married. Congratulations to me. Or at least that’s what all the messages said.What the hell happened?
After the big scare of nearly missing the plane, arriving in the US felt like a weird, warm blanket. It’s a funny experience, coming here, it’s like coming home to a country you have never been to, but somehow everything seems to look and feel familiar. The cars, the houses, the parking lots, the people, the […]
So you go on a trip. You arrive on time at the airport, checked in nicely, did a bit of shopping and then boarded the plane, only to wait at the gate for what seems an eternity for no clear reason? An hour later all of a sudden it becomes very apparent why all 200 […]
Yessss, it is happening…! Travel Viking TV is a thing, and you are here to witness it from the very first step..! Here’s episode three, we have a beer at the Temple Bar and play footgolf in the hills just outside Dublin!
“This is the last time, I promise.” How many times have we heard this before? Without joking? I think at least seven times. Another “last” visit to the promised land it was for my good friend
You ever have those thoughts where you go: “I HAVE to go on a trip/learn a new language/have a glorious bbq with friends this summer? Maybe you do, just like me. As this is my last summer in the promised land, I decided to
An expert coffee man, Mr. Bas had to show off his magical coffee making skills to the ladies. And the effect was dramatic: where they usually doze off on the backseat of the car, there was no way they
What is the most famous village in The Netherlands? Don’t know? It’s Bourtange! Well, famous from above, that is! I’m sure you have seen the outlines of the little village before, as it is built in the shape of a star.
Rotterdam, you beautiful, beautiful girl! Rotterdam has always had a special place in my heart, and just the other day I was lucky enough to go there again for a cheeky, 48-hour visit in which we just did the best of Rotterdam! It is the city known for its impressive skyline, its Erasmus bridge, its football club Feyenoord, its […]
Sweet baby Jesus, what an incredible place Giethoorn was. With a red face from the day on the water we headed to the next place on the list of me being a total tourist in my own country (check out the Bucket List of Glory here). The next place might be somewhat less romantic, in its own right it […]
Very high on my Bucket List of Glory (TM) was to go out for a day, be a total tourist in my own country and visit the city of Giethoorn. I know, I’m a total nerd for doing it, but SWEET BABY JESUS, it is NICE!
How not to prepare for a trip: finding the biggest suitcase you can find and throwing in as much stuff as possible. That is exactly the way I used to prepare myself before going on a trip. Bringing lots of stuff is very handy, if you want to have plenty of choice of what to wear. The problem, […]
Ever been curious whether there are sharks at Barcelona beaches? So have I been. I found out, keep reading! After having spend the past couple of days trying to feel better (& succeeding!) and spending a lot of time with the nest of seven puppies here in the house (yes, there is probably
There is something about sitting alone in the airport in between the thousands of anonymous fellow travellers, eating your banana, staring blankly at the screens telling you about your delayed flight. The boredom in my eyes, the boredom in theirs, it connects us without having to say a single word to each other.
Day 4 then, Sunday. D. & I wake up early and after a quick shower D. has gone down five floors and back up again to get some freshly baked German bread rolls. I love German bread, it is a lot heavier than the stuff I’m used to in Holland and somehow the tast always […]