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 […]
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
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!
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 […]
With the last beers of the night before fresh in my frontal cortex I woke up early in the apartment at the Nymphenburgerstrasse. D. was nowhere to be found but a text message resolved the mystery: “I am in Anna’s room. You didn’t stop snoring.. Calling you around noon.” Oops. While it isn’t the first […]
When I entered the room of my hostel on Thursday night, all lights were out, and the 2 guys in there were already sleeping. So with the aid off my flashlight function on my phone i brushed my teeth and searched for my sleeping bag. 30 minutes later I still couldn’t sleep because
I’m writing to you from the lobby of the A&O hostel in Dortmund, Nord-Rhein Westfalen, which appears to be a men only hostel, to the left of me sits an Asian looking fellow behind his laptop, wearing slippers & sipping on a beer, in front of me there’s a German dude looking at the big screen. […]
Some of the greatest things about my job are that 1. I get paid to go to new places and 2. I have lots of free time. 3. I get to choose my own workspace. One of my favourite things to do, wherever I go, is to stroll around and discover new places. These can be churches, little coffeeshops, town squares, forests, […]
#1. Passion is everything “Do it with a passion, or don’t do it at all.” This seems to be the motto of the people from the Iberian peninsula, and it certainly is one of the things I learned from dating a Spanish girl. Whether it is the cooking, the dancing, the eating, the sex or the […]
Every couple of months my three brothers and me get together someplace and do manly things, like drinking beer, eating a lot of meat & watching movies with many explosions. Last time it was in Groningen at our place, this time: Amsterdam & Utrecht! We’d decided to meet up in Amsterdam to go to the […]
If you’re in my life, then you will, at some point, end up in front of my camera. I love photo’s, but I love video’s even more, as they capture the moment even better than just a single image. Every year I make a compilation of the highlights of the year. This is the one […]
So. The pictures of every trip I make fill up more and more space on my external hard drive, and the dust gathers on it. To avoid this from happening, and avoid the stories and adventures attached to it from fading I created Travel Viking. What it is, is a blôôôôg, which means it’s gonna be […]