Grote Vriendelijke Reus

Datgene waar ik het meeste aan terugdenk zijn zijn ogen. De kleinste ogen die ik ooit heb gezien, of toch in verhouding met de rest van zijn lichaam. Ik weet niet of hij me even hard heeft aangestaard als ik hem, maar zo leek het wel. Als ik aan onze nabijheid terugdenk, lopen de rillingen…

Ozzie Eastcoast highlights

To be perfectly honest,  the Australian eastcoast did not wow me. It is too crowded and there are so many drunk “I don’t know how I ended up in this tent” teenagers. In my humble opinion, only the expensive trips to the three most obvious highlights makes it worth going there. I am just a…

Jurassic Park

Something’s moving in the bush. There is no sound whatsoever, but I can definitely see the plants right in front of me moving. Maybe not that much. Maybe I’m imagining it. All of the stories about crazy dangerous creatures in Australia have been getting to me lately. The snake nightmares did seem pretty real after…

Koalas and Kangaroos

I’m afraid to admit it, but I saw my first koalas and kangaroos in Featherdale Wildlife Park. A zoo. Who does that? Of course, in the meantime I’ve met Australians that haven’t seen as many koalas in the wild as I have, but still. It all started out wrong wrong wrong. Why would you lock…

All things rare and extraordinary

As I was reading my last blog again and thinking over what I’d written -we all need a little self-reflection every now and again… – I started to realize that that’s just the way I am. Although I do appreciate the small things in life and the big things of course, I don’t get excited…

Enjoy the moment

Two years ago, I was in Laos visiting one of my colleagues on her round-the-worldtrip. I had about three weeks off work and was thrilled about spending it in paradise. I had never been to Asia and it was love at first sight. The trees were greener, the people nicer and the cocktails yummier. I…

The Great Barrier Reef

Dag mijn allerliefste duikvriendjes en -vriendinnetjes, We zijn weer enkele maanden verder en ik heb iets te veel tijd boven water doorgebracht, maar dat heb ik intussen ook alweer ruimschoots goedgemaakt. Op de vlucht voor de dronken tieners hier aan de Oostkust en natuurlijk omdat geen enkele zichzelfrespecterende duiker het Great Barrier Reef zomaar kan…