A weekend trip to Hong Kong

Last January I paid a visit to Hong Kong, which was a long desired destination as I heard many great stories about the world's most vertical city - 311 skyscrapers to be precise. Although HK and Singapore are often being compared amongst expats, I got to experience in person that both cities are completely different and…

Exploring Australia’s Bellingen

Last December I celebrated the holidays with family in Bellingen, an idyllic village in New South Whales at the east coast of Australia. Located halfway between Brisbane and Sydney, Bellingen is surrounded by a beautiful scenery. While most travellers head straight to the famous big national parks, I got to experience the overwhelming beauty of some smaller nature reserves…

5 green outdoor activities in Singapore

While many people visit Singapore only for a few days as a stopover for another destination, most visitors head straight to hotspots like Marina Bay Sands, Chinatown and Little India. However, as Singapore aims to be a city in a park, your stay is not complete without a visit to one of the many lush greeneries. I wrote about Pulau Ubin…

An eco-conscious divestyle resort at Bali

In November 2015 we travelled from Bali to the Gili's for a dive trip. As our final destination was Gili Air, we booked a one night stay at the OK divers resort & spa in Padang Bai. Although we were looking forward to our stay at the Gili's, we were sad to leave this place…

Elephant volunteering at the Surin Project

Last april I had the privilege to travel to Thailand to participate as a volunteer at a very unique elephant project. It turned into a special week where I met many passionate people from all over the world, felt part of the local community and most importantly: had the unique opportunity to experience elephants from up close.…

A stay in Bangkok’s historic district

In the heart of Bangkok's historical district Pra Nakhon, you will find the unique colonial-style boutique hotel Baan Noppawong. It is located at a quid road that is parallel to the busy Ratchadamnoen Klang Road. Baan Noppawong is a small hotel with only seven rooms, guaranteeing a big amount of personalised service. While I had to leave at 06.30…

Volunteering at Tasikoki Wildlife Rescue Centre in North-Sulawesi

This destination holds a special place in my heart. Ever since I saw its founder Dr. Willie Smits in a Dutch television show talking passionately about his dedication to fight deforestation, protect rainforests and rescue wildlife and the orangutan in particular, I knew I wanted to contribute to his work myself. So in June 2013 I packed my bag…