31 Dec, 2017 in Yearly summaries

So what did 2017 look like? The year 2017 was very hectic summing up my 2 years European experience and finally ending up back in Asia. It’s been a crazy year, both personally and professionally. I like Europe very much, and was hoping to stay longer, making the most of the opportunity to travel across […]

30 Dec, 2017 in Sicily, Visions
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Earlier this year I had the chance to join my family to a holiday trip around the gorgeous Italian island of Sicily. From Taormina, with the beaches of Cefalu and Mondello, to the gorgeous Etna active volcano mountain. Along the way, we also made several stops in interesting towns, Catania, Enna, and Monreale, with historical […]

My first visit to the Hague was back in 2014, as I was transitioning from Asia to the US and was just blown away by how nice the Netherlands. It took me over a year, to somehow make it back to live in the Netherlands, but further down south in the Limburg province. I thought […]

28 Dec, 2017 in Penghu islands
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More that a year later, I realized I have not summed up my wonderful summer trip to the magical Penghu islands in Taiwan. That trip reminded me of everything I loved about Taiwan. Crazy temples, gorgeous beaches, breathtaking scenic views, Taiwanese village life with Fijianese architecture houses, ancient Dutch and Japanese forts, amazing local food, and very […]

Greece has been very high on my travel TODO list for long, but have never found the time to go visit. I’ve recently concluded two years of living in Europe and then had to move back to Asia and realized that I might have spent all that time in Europe but not visit Greece. I […]

26 Dec, 2017 in Granada
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This summer I finally had the opportunity to visit Granada in Spain with a conference taking place in the area. I roamed the city in the little time I had before and after the conference, some with conference organized tours (which I rarely do). Granada met and exceeded my expectations, especially with the gorgeous Muslim […]

After realizing I have not visited much of north-eastern Europe I took a quick look on a weekend getaway to Lithuania. First stop was Vilnius which left a very positive impression on me. With the little time I had, I also had the chance to venture out of Vilnius towards the west and visit Trakai, […]

I began my Costa Rican adventures renting a car at San Jose and heading off to the north towards La Fortuna. First stop the La Paz Waterfall, a waterfall areas turned eco-Disney land that made me realize just how touristic and commercial Costa Rican “eco-travel” is. Still, can’t beat paved hikes to some gorgeous nature, […]

Earlier this year I had a chance to visit Geneva and Lausanne, at the French speaking side of Switzerland, but it was only later that year that I was able to take a trip to see the northern German speaking side, with Zurich being the big city of that area. I was expecting much larger […]

22 Dec, 2017 in Visions

I had a month to explore Central America, and took the opportunity to visit Cuba for almost two weeks, a destination I’ve been meaning to go visit for a long time. First stop was Havana, the capital, the center and by far the most developed of the cities in the country, for better or worse. […]

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