Sweet Goodbyes

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Dear everyone who has ever been reading this blog, We have been writing this blog for almost two years now and it has been great. We have learned a lot by writing this blog. Especially the travel stories were what we loved writing for you. But now we are going to stop. For everyone whoRead more

Our Crazy Adventure in Indonesia

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It’s been a little over a two weeks since we’ve come back to The Netherlands. It’s cold and rainy here, but it’s also kinda nice to see everyone again. This past weekend, I’ve been working hard on creating a video that captures our trip. And here it is! Have fun watching! X Sanne  Read more

Reintegrating

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Hi Sanne, It’s been about two weeks since we’ve both come back home. I’ve started again at university (a huge adaption) and seen a lot of my friends and family. It’s been great to see everyone again! I’ve been the getting the question ‘how was it?’ a lot, which is kind of a funny questionRead more

Homebound

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Dear Sanne, So… This is it. Today is the day that we fly back home again. After all the adventures we’ve had in Vietnam, Spain, New Zealand and Indonesia, it is time to go back to our friends, family and university. Also known as reality. I had an amazing time these 5 months and can’tRead more

The difference between #Bali & Lombok

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Hi Sanne, We’ve been in Indonesia for 3 weeks now. We’ve been on Bali and Lombok and now we’re back on Bali again. Although our first week was a slow start (we all got sick one by one) after that we did some amazing things. Althouhg we have only been on two islands next toRead more

Reunited! #Bali

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Hi Sanne! Yes, I know you know and I know you’re on the other side of the room, but I’m going to keep doing this. Sending you letters, telling you how I think about it and what was a beautiful experience to me. So, we are reunited!! The three of us back together again onRead more

Bye Bye Beautiful Vietnam

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Dear Marije, the last three weeks have been amazing, adventurous, refreshing and heart warming. I can definitely say that I’ve found a way to live in Vietnam. Yes it took some adjusting, but boy oh boy I had so much fun. The last 2 weeks we finally got more time to explore the country asRead more

Things I learned in #New Zealand 

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Kia ora Sanne, I wanted to write you one last letter from New Zealand before I get on an airplane to Bali tomorrow. I have noticed several times before that going on a long trip like we did learns you stuff. It gives a different perspective, teaches you new things. In Australia I learned toRead more

Swimming with Dolphins in Kaikoura #New Zealand

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Hi Sanne, So, we are both coming to an end of our solo trips.. How was your Christmas on the other side of the world? I didn’t really have Christmas, but that’s okay. Didn’t really feel like Christmas here (it is sunny and warm instead of snowy and cold). At the moment I’m in Kaikoura,Read more

The Experience of Nature #New Zealand

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Dear Sanne, So, I just got back from a two day kayaking trip through Abel Tasman National park and I just have to write about it. The experience was amazing. I went out for two days with Abel Tasman Kayak and I was totally reintroduced to the peace of nature. I’m feeling a bit offRead more

Excerpts from a voice message in Vietnam

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*Excerpts from a voice message I sent to a few of my friends* Starts: Monday December 11th – 22:03 Hi. I just want to share this or something. I need to channel this. Well, I just had – I meet people here that are so inspiring and at the same time there are so manyRead more

From Waitomo to Taupo #New Zealand

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Dear Sanne, I’ve been busy the last week. I discovered that I have way to little time to do everything I want in New Zealand and I did some fast stops. I’ve done some pretty cool things as well and met some people to travel with. Right now I’m in Wellington, arrived here this evening.Read more

Hitting it off #New Zealand

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5-12-2017 Dear Sanne, I’m in New Zealand!! After all these years of wanting to go I made it! I Arrived in the middle of the night in Auckland (2am) and had a huge jetleg the day after (no wonder if you only sleep for 6 hours in 2 days). So it took me one andRead more

Livin’ in Vietnam – part 2

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Dear Marije, a lot has changed since the last time I wrote you. I feel much more at ease now and I’ve gotten a little more used to the culture. I’m here for about 5 more weeks and I plan to make it a great experience. I should take my time to enjoy it, causeRead more

Travelling Solo

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28-11-2017 Hi Sanne! The things you tell about Vietnam sound amazing and I’m glad that you have become at ease. It can be quite a culture shock when you travel to Asia for the first time. Everything is different there. Meanwhile I’ve been traveling through Spain with a spontaneous trip to Lisbon the last fewRead more

My first days in Hanoi, Vietnam

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Dear Marije, here I am writing my first letter to you from the city of Hanoi, Vietnam. I’m sitting on the bed of my dorm room more than 8875 kilometres from home. Let me be real honest with you, the first days have not been easy. I’ve fallen into a culture shock and together withRead more

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