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Portugal and a website for Marlies

After Boom Festival I travelled south, to one of the places on our planet I call home. I grew up in the sunny Algarve and went to school in a small costal town called Tavira. Along with it’s 37 churches there’s a old roman bridge…

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Volunteering at Boom Festival 2014

“Boom is not only a festival, it is a state of mind. Inspired by the principles of Oneness, Peace, Creativity, Sustainability, Transcendence, Alternative Culture, Active Participation, Evolution and Love, it is a space where people from all over the world can converge to experience an…

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India – A transformative experience (Part I)

India. The second most populous country of the world, thousands of years of history and culture, a multitude of languages and uncountable dialects, utter variety of religions and customs, stretching from tropical beaches and dry planes to the high peaks and fertile rich forests of…

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10 days of silence

From all the countries I’ve visited and things I’ve done the last 9 months, one of the most astounding experiences was to spend 10 days in complete silence, meditating 10 hours every day. I attended a Vipassana course at the Dhamma Bodhi International Meditation Centre…

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27 hours to Delhi

India! The night bus from Nong Khai to Bangkok, a plane from Bangkok to buzzing Mumbai dodging the thick black clouds of the monsoon. From Mumbai, I took a bus to Pune to visit my cousin. After a great stay, I fought for a day to…

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Openmind Projects in Nong Khai, Thailand

Finally, my first trade for a NGO in south-east Asia. I found out about Openmind Projects while studying my Lonely Planet ebook, shortly after arriving in Thailand. OMP offers volunteer training, teaching english and IT to trainees and locals. They support various projects in Nepal,…

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Southern Thailand and a trade in Khanom

Departing form Jakarta in Indonesia, I flew to Thailand. I was a bit of a short notice decision, but a good one. I didn’t know much about Thailand, except it having a slightly fragile political situation, a buddhist majority and an abundance of german expats…

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A GLIMPSE OF EVERYWHERE – Part I

I’ve been on the road for 6 month, bartered in 4 countries and took 150 short video snippets on my way. It started pretty randomly and I knew I’d want do something with video, but only half way through New Zealand did I start to…

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Beautiful Indonesia from Bali to Java

Indonesia. A culture and temperature shock was likely, and yes, it was quite an experience to be amidst the crowds, heat, smells, motorbikes, colours and things of busy Denpasar on Bali, coming from Australia and New Zealand. I got a full dose in Kuta and…