After 30 beautiful days in Iran I'm now back in the freezing cold low-lands (The Netherlands). And going to Iran as a solo female traveller I got quite a lot of questions, before travelling, while travelling and now I'm back home again. "How is it to wear a scarf/hijab?" or "How did the men treat … Continue reading Women in Iran
When I’m travelling I’m always trying to make the best decisions. How can I travel the world and make a positive impact? Or is it by definition negative? The nature, people and animals can suffer due to tourism. In this post I try to raise awareness about ethical travelling, I made an overview of questions … Continue reading Ethical Travelling
Voluntourism is a concept or understanding of going to another country and volunteer. You can volunteer for grassroots organizations and arrange it yourself or through big companies. Isn’t it the best way to help the world? Get to know the country? The culture? The local norms & values? And the locals? Well, yes absolutely!! But … Continue reading Tourism + Volunteering = Voluntourism
I’ve spent a fair time in Latin America and have experienced a fair amount of Machismo during my travels. Now I’ve been in Nicaragua a bit over a week, and never had I ever experienced so much whistling as I experience it in Nicaragua. So after a coffee in a small restaurant run by deaf … Continue reading Latin American Machismo
Gentrifi.. WHAT? No I didn’t make that word up. Gentrification is a real thing that I would like to discus with people… with you! Gentrification is what happens when a deprived (poor) region, neighborhood or even country is suddenly hip and happening. Many people with economic good wellbeing move into these deprived places and suddenly … Continue reading Gentrification
Bogota the capital of Colombiaaaaa, beautiful Colombia! I’ve been here before so I expected just like Medellin that many things have changed in only 2 years. Probably there have been many changes, I just didn’t see any of the changes. Only more hostels then before and more competition in the bike tours (big recommendation!) and … Continue reading One week in Bogota
A couple of days ago I arrived in Jakarta. Extending my visa and in the meantime, in the 4 days that I had to wait I decided to spend it on a dump. Bantar Gabang, the biggest dump/landslide in south east asia.