Ex post facto

In retrospect, what has travelling taught me so far? I know who I am when I travel. And I like it. Nature is like water. I thrive in it. I can be Dutch, European and a world citizen at different times and all at the same time. There is no rush in the mountains. It’sContinue reading “Ex post facto”

May the forest be with you

These photos are from when I hiked the Bosbesjestocht (blueberries hike) for the third time last year. It’s a beautiful route starting in Groesbeek, near Nijmegen. The route leads across the border into Germany and passes through the beautiful Reichswald. It’s a lovely hike through forest and along small back roads.

May it guide you on your journey

On my latest travels to New Zealand last December/January, mom and I went to Te Wairoa Buried Village, near Rotorua. In 1886 Mount Tarawera erupted, destroying the Pink and White Terraces and burying the village of Te Wairoa. Today, it’s the most visited archaeological site in New Zealand. I’ve always been fascinated by the storyContinue reading “May it guide you on your journey”

Quiet people have the loudest minds

When I woke up this morning, I thought it would be an ordinary working day. I commuted to work, started my computer and started my work day. I quickly checked Whatsapp and read something I found hard to grasp. Stephen Hawking has passed away. One of the most brilliant souls on earth, one of the mostContinue reading “Quiet people have the loudest minds”

Wisdom begins in wonder

Wonder is one of those words that mean many things. Whether it’s thinking or speculating about something in a curious way, or to be filled with amazement and a sense of awe. Everybody probably has some kind of sentiment to the word wonder. Socrates put it so eloquently in the phrase ‘wisdom begins in wonder.’Continue reading “Wisdom begins in wonder”