PERSONAL

All things personal. Take a peek and get to know me while I’m chattering about traveling solo, expat life, local culture, politics, humanitarian principles and a lot of other stuff- the world is so rich.

A farewell letter to Istanbul, my love!

And no matter how hard I try to explain, nobody understands how I can be in a relationship filled with so much love and hate at the same time. Dear Love, We’ve only spent a…

Just Dutch Tag

De “Just Dutch Tag” is bedacht door Marieke en moest ik natuurlijk wel invullen. Ik voel me meer dan ooit een “echte wereldburger”, zowel in de vorm van kosmopolitisme als in mondiaal burgerschap, maar ik…

Common misconceptions about Istanbul

The city is full of rabid dogs and cats. The city indeed is full of stray dogs and cats. They are everywhere. Literally. You will see them sitting on cars, sleeping in parks, lying in…

Ten Strange things that annoy me!

I preach about gratefulness, living in the moment and not sweating the small stuff, but at the same time I’m at detail freak and I get annoyed by the most unimportant things. Mostly silly things…

Top 10 reasons why I love Istanbul

At the moment of writing this blogpost I got an message from Nevzat telling me to not go out because of unknown threats. We soon learned that a coup attempt was going on and ever…

My ten favourite things about summer!

Belly tops, flip flops, Lemonade, in the shade Blue skies, hot guys, Late nights water fights, Ice creams, sweet dreams, Bathing suits, shooting hoops.. Summer is here! Well.. almost. The most fun season of the…

25 tekenen dat ik een echte Turk ben

Naar Turkije verhuizen vond ik niet moeilijk. Hier wonen ook niet. Het land is prachtig, Istanbul is geweldig, Turken zijn gastvrij en vriendelijk.. Nee, dat was allemaal geen probleem. Echt integreren in de maatschappij daarin…