the night before the big trip

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Dear Marije, it’s the evening before I leave and I’m sitting here with my dog on my lap. I can’t tell him I’m gonna be away for a while, well I could, but he doesn’t understand. I’m gonna miss him a whole lot, my little furry best friend. I had a hectic week filled withRead more

Moving on #Seville

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31-1-2017 Dear Sanne, I’ve found some time to write this. It has been busy the last week. I’m in Seville right now. I left Valencia on sunday and spend 12 hours in a bus (with only one stop!) to find myself in the number one city according to the lonely planet. The second part ofRead more

driven by creativity

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Dear Marije, how are you? How are your last few weeks in Spain? It’s flown by so fast, and I’m not even there! My dog is currently placing his head on my keyboard all the time, I think he’d like to type something too. I’ve been doing pretty well the last 2 weeks, feelin’ likeRead more

Valencia #2. The Spanish way of life

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                                                                                              10-10-2017 iHola Chicka! Que tal? Todos es bien aqui. I swear, I’ve never been this tanned in October. Every morning I wake up and it is sunny, and every day it is about 26 degrees. If you ever think about going to Spain, do it in September or October, and I recommend everybody toRead more

Ready for some change

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Hi Marijprei! It’s been a while since I’ve written you a letter. I guess life just caught up with me, and I needed some time. But I’M BACK. It’s weird not having you and Veerle around, cause you’ve always been in Utrecht with me since day one. (Seriously, how cool is it that the threeRead more

A day of a kind #Valencia

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Hola Sanne! Como estás? Why didn’t you write me back? Is everything okay there in that cold, dreary, little country? You have to keep me updated, I’m missing out on everything now that I’m in Spain. The news, the gossip, the jokes and everything that is going on in your life. Stijn and I haveRead more

10 more days to go #Home

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1-9-2017 Dear Sanne, It is 10 days before I leave and they are a roller coaster. Friends, dentist appointments, birthdays, grandma, last minute shopping, everything is stuffed in these last few days. My head is buzzing because of it. And it is great, it’s nice to see that there are so many people who careRead more

Home but on a Roll

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Dear Sanne, I’m back in the country! It’s not for long, only a month and then I’ll be leaving for my bigger trip. I’m really excited to go. My plan for the coming six months is nog really made up yet, but I’ll see things as I go. Normally that is not really my style,Read more

Valencia. My Lord Polaroid

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Hi Sanne, Corfu sounds amazing. I’ve always wanted to go to Greece and your stories make e want to go even more. I’ve left for my holiday too. We are in Valencia now for a family reunion. My uncle lives in Valencia  and at some point we decided to do a family reunion in Spain.Read more

Interrailing Part 2. Houdoe Corfu

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Dear Marije, I read your letter with great interest and I love the way you look at superstition. Have you ever heard about The Law of Attraction?  If not, you should look it up, definitely. It basically says that whatever you say to yourself or you believe in, finds a way to become true. SoRead more

Home #2: Simply Superstitious

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Heey Sanne! You must be on the sunny Corfu by  now, while here the weather is boring. It has been grey and raining so you are certainly not missing the Dutch summer weeks or anything. Your last letter was a ray of sunshine. I love that you love Rome. It is a city that hasRead more

Opening Letter: Home

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Dear Sanne, I know that you’re gone right now. You’re off somewhere in the south of Europe having all the great adventures you can have with a backpack, and I’m stuck here. Even though it is summer I wish I was where you are, but I just can’t afford it at the moment. So IRead more