Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Dear readers, It is already that time of the year. We are in the middle of Christmas days and only a week before 2020 begins. For me, December is always the hardest month of the year. Short days, the cold and the holidays make me often worry about the past year and think about what the coming year will be like. For several years we have been saying "Towards a better year, with more happiness and health" at home. This has not yet been successful. In fact, last year is the toughest year so far for me. Major changes in my home situation and on personal ...
City trip to Bangkok
Hi dear travel lover, After my fantastic period in Bali, ended with a wonderful trip, it was time to head home again. But luckily we first made a stopover in Bangkok. I would like to share my experience with this metropolis with you. My first introduction to Bangkok. We arrive in Bangkok late at night. It is Saturday and even so late in the day it is still hot. We take a Grab taxi to Khaosan Road, where our hotel, Dang Derm Khaosan, is located. When we arrive here we first have to blink our eyes. What a hustle and bustle! It is teeming with young people. Of all…
Fundraising for the heart foundation
Hi dear reader, It has been a while since I wrote my last life blog. In the previous blog I told about my second operation and my stay at the rehabilitation clinic. During this stay I regretted very fast. This ensured that we decided to stop the rehabilitation and go home. In my last weeks in the clinic I have had a lot of frustration about the fact that I am not getting better. The "we can do nothing" statement by a very good doctor is the worst thing there is. Too little is known about certain heart defects. The risks of ...
Bali; My second home
Hi dear travel lover, The past few months I have lived and worked in Bali. In this period, of course, I also explored this beautiful island. I would like to take you along the highlights of Bali. Canggu I have lived the whole period in Pererenan, a small village of Canggu. My favorite places in Pererenan are Wasabi, for fantastic sushi, Mandira's, Beer & Pizza and Santorini. If we wanted to get quickly, cheaply, but good food after work, we would go to Mana's cafe. For going out you have to be at La Brisa. This is a hip tent on the beach. It gives me the feeling of a very big...
Rehabilitation, heart surgery number 2 and ME?
Hi dear reader, In the previous blog I told you about the path I took until I got my diagnosis and about the subsequent heart surgery. I will continue where I left off. The period after my first heart surgery was difficult. On the one hand came the realization that I had to be grateful that I came out of the operation well. On the other hand, the tellor position that they failured to make me better was huge. At that time I was very uncertain about my future and did not know what to focus on. That ultimately became the rehabilitation. After a...
The way to my diagnosis, followed by a first heart surgery
Hi dear reader, Welcome to the first blog about myself. I wasn't sure if I would want to and could write about myself. However, I have received many questions about it and from my work for heart foundations I am used to sharing personal things. So let's make a try .. What are these blogs about then? This will mainly be about my illness. I get a lot of questions about how I study, work, travel and exercise with my illness. I will tell you more about this in the coming blogs. Sick or insulting? Where to start now?…
South Africa II ; Safari and Lesotho from Durban
Hi dear travel lover! In the previous blog I took you to the first part of my trip to South Africa. I started in Cape Town and traveled through various places on the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth. I will continue where I left off; at the end of the Garden Route, in Port Elizabeth. Off to Durban From Port Elizabeth we have taken the plane to Durban. From here we drove up a bit and then spent one night at Ayer Rock Guesthouse. This is located in the village of KwaDukuza (Stanger). We have only seen Indians here outside of ourselves. So the Indian spice supermarket was not to be
South Africa I ; The Garden Route
Hi dear travel lover, It has been a while, but it is one of the most beautiful journeys I have made so far. That's why I like to take you to South Africa. In August 2017 my boyfriend left for this beautiful country for six months. Visiting him and a tour through South Africa could not have been delayed. After months of planning, looking for routes, searching for the best stays and looking forward to this trip it was finally time in December. Off to the aiport with a (of course) way too heavy suitcase, a healthy dose of excitement and the prospect of a month traveling through this large…
Hi! Welcome to my blog. Here I would like to tell you more about the journeys that I have made so far and that I will be able to make. These are both travels around the world and my personal travel through life. Will you travel with me?