Past travels

During the past years I was fortunate enough to visit many destinations and their cultures. I have documented these travels for myself by means of notes, photo’s, short movies, GPS logs and mails I send. I’m currently in the process of bringing this all together on this site.

Indonesia 2004

My foreign travel started in 2004 when I joined a friend and his family to visit in-laws in Bandung. Later we joined a group for a trip trough Java and Bali.

Morocco 2004

Later in 2004 my girlfriend and I joined a group for a trip trough Morocco.

Maya culture 2005

In 2005 my dad and I joined a group to visit the ancient Maya cultures in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras.

Hiking on Madeira 2005

Later in 2005 my girlfriend and I went hiking on the island of Madeira.

Indonesia 2006

In 2006 I returned to Indonesia for two months where I had the honour to be the witness on the wedding of friends in Bandung. Later I continued to Bali, visited friends and got my PADI Advanced Open Water Diver licence on the Gili islands and joined a group to visit the Nusa Tenggara.

Diving in Egypt 2007

In 2007 I went for a week diving to Egypt.

South East Asia 2008

In 2008 I backpacked for some months trough South East Asia; Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. In Vietnam my dad was waiting and we joined a group for a cycling tour trough the Mekong delta.

Cuba 2009

In 2009 an friend an I visited Cuba, a vacation with mixed feelings as the country is beautiful and everything is properly arranged for tourists, but the people are oppressed and don’t have any opportunities.

Japan 2010

In 2010 a friend and I visited Japan. Just before going back a volcanic eruption in Iceland made us have to stay a bit longer, what a pity.

Business and leisure in Morocco 2010

Later in 2010 I made a short trip to Morocco to join a friend on his vacation and check out some business opportunities together.

Cycling the Garden route 2011

In 2011 my dad and I joined a group for a two week cycling tour along the garden route in South Africa.

Africa 2014/2015

In November 2014 I started a road trip from Amsterdam to Cape Town following the west route. The intention was to go back the east route but the adventure had an unfortunate ending in Namibia in April 2015.

Central Europe 2016

In 2016 I made a road trip trough Central Europe; Czech, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria.

New Year in Central America 2016/2017

Around new year 2016/2017 I backpacked trough Panama and Costa Rica.

North Cape 2017

In 2016 I made a three month road trip to the North Cape, via Denmark and Norway and back trough Finland, Estland, Letland, Lithuania, and Poland.

Fly over Europe 2017

Later in 2016 me and a friend joined our friend and his small plane for a trip trough Europe. We visited France, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Czech and Germany.