28 Dec, 2016 in Madrid, Visions

Visited Spain during holiday time to warm up a bit, venturing into a new area of central Spain that I haven’t been to yet. While visiting Madrid, I took a quick daytrip to Toledo without doing any prior homework, and had the most wonderful surprise. Although the day started out foggy, with almost zero visibility, […]

21 Nov, 2016 in Bristol, Visions

In 2001, I had a plan of visiting a friend in New York, with a British Airways flight stopping over in London. Then, 9/11 happened, and all flights to New York were cancelled for almost three weeks, leading to my first ever out of the blue backpack trip through England. I had visited the UK […]

15 Nov, 2016 in Berlin, Visions

Berlin has been on my GOTO list for a long time. Many of the people I meet who have heard a bit about my travels kept asking whether I’ve been to Berlin yet. Having moved to the Netherlands, and having visited quite a few German cities, it was only a matter of time before I would make […]

3 Nov, 2016 in Dusseldorf, Visions

I’ve used the Dusseldorf airport quite a number of times, but have never really taken the time to go see the city itself. One lovely Sunday, I decided to take the quick 1.5 hours bus from Maastricht to go explore Dusseldorf. I spent a day walking around the old town and the Rhine river and […]

2 Nov, 2016 in Luxembourg, Visions

The wonderful about living in Maastricht at pretty much the center of western Europe is that many countries are within easy reach for a weekend getaway. One gloomy weekend I decided I should head out and see more of the area before it becomes too cold and rainy. So, two hours south through clear roads […]

25 Oct, 2016 in Bonn, Visions

Just before heading out to spend the summer in Asia, I had a chance to visit the nearby Bonn in Germany. It was only a weekend daytrip, so i didn’t get to see all that Bonn has to offer, but still, there were some nice things to share. I started with the old town and […]

20 Oct, 2016 in Hong Kong, Visions

On and off I spent over 5 years living in Hong Kong. It’s where I lived the longest out of my home country, and it therefore has a special place in my heart. This summer was the first time I went back to visit since I left in 2014, and – as expected – it […]

14 Oct, 2016 in Venice, Visions

Oh, Venice. How long I’ve waited to see you. For years I’ve been meaning to go, and came close many times, but never quite got around to it. Something always came up. But this time, a family gathering to celebrate a significant holiday finally gave me the opportunity to catch this beautiful city in almost […]

12 Oct, 2016 in Ghent, Visions

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of visiting a nearby city I’ve been meaning to go see for a long time – Ghent. It’s a charming old town, filled with canals and cathedrals, with a laid back bohemian feel to it, lots of options for drinks and food, music and culture everywhere. It was […]

7 Oct, 2016 in Daytrips from Sapporo, Visions

My recent summer was mostly spent in Asia, with the longest time spent in Japan. Since it was boiling hot down in central Japan, I made an unexpected change in my plans and went up to Hokkaido, to see a bit of the wonderful scenic north and cool down a bit on the mountains. I […]

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