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Farmstay in Kurow

As I stated in my previous blog, my next stop was staying somewhere over the holidays. Housesitting. That sounded like a good idea. The family was away on holiday and I needed…
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Oamaru

It was nearly Christmas time. My plan was to leave New Zealand at 18th December and travel to Australia. Visiting some old friends of last year and spend the holidays…
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Dunedin and Solve Sanctuary Milton

I was really looking forward to go to this place.I had contact with Pippa way before I came to New Zealand. Now finally it was time to go there: Solve…
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Real farm work in Pahiatua

Next stop after Napier was Pahiatua. It was a big sheep and beef farm. They used working dogs for moving the stock and herd. Of course I was very interested in…
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Rotorua, Taupo and Napier

After my weeks on Kay’s farm, it was time to move on. First I went to Rotorua. Then I stayed two nights in Taupo and after that I went four…
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Whakamarama: volunteering on an eco farm

Whakamarama is a place not far from Tauranga, in the district of Bay of Plenty. I found myself a place to volunteer on an eco farm. Which was interesting to…

Stunning Coromandel: often overlooked

The Coromandel area is located at the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. An area often overlooked since tourist tend to travel from Auckland directly to Rotorua. Officially the…
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Auckland: gateway to New Zealand

I was looking forward to this moment for 20 years. My boyfriend at that time and I were searching for a way to move to New Zealand. He would start…
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Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House Amsterdam

Amsterdam has a lot of touristic places but the two must sees are definitely the Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House. If you have not enough time, please skip the Red…
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Dealing with boredom in Durrës

When I first met Ellen we immediately hit it off, so to speak. Ellen is a Dutch regional development consultant working and living in Tirana, the capital of Albania. We…

Working while traveling and what you can do

Have you ever considered working while traveling? Yes, then this post gives you more insights on how to combine the two. Of course you can have a job or work…

Mindful in Prague

So I had 2 weeks to kill in November. Where to go? Traveling to Prague by bus was a good deal. So I jumped on my beloved Flixbus and got…
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Visiting Tirana, Albania’s capital

After the ‘hurricane Irma experience’ I needed a down to earth place, not much hassle and a bit of nice weather. So I choose to go to Tirana: Albania’s capital.…
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Three days Bonaire – Dutch Caribbean

We had this great plan my best friend and I: I came visiting her in Sint Maarten and we would both go to Bonaire for a couple of days so…
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An unexpected visit to Curaçao

It wasn’t my intention but sometimes things just happen to you. So suddenly I found myself on the island of Curaçao, part of the Dutch Caribbean just north of Venezuela. Very…

Surviving hurricane Irma Sint Maarten

“Did you ever thought of cancelling your trip”, was Katja’s question during a friend’s dinner the night before hurricane Irma destroyed the island of Sint Maarten. “No, I have had…

Work and play in Madrid

As a digital nomad, Madrid can be a great choice if you want to work and play in a European city with a friendly climate and reasonable prices. Especially when…

Transportation in Europe

If you (are going to) travel frequently, it’s nice to know some travel rules and hacks. Even if you are a non-conformist like me, you can’t escape from (security) rules even…

Traveling to Crete

When a fellow digital nomad asked me if I wanted to go traveling to Crete for a month I didn’t hesitate a bit. She rented this little apartment in the center…

Packing your backpack

I have had several bags and suitcases before I bought the backpack I have now: Queshua 50l for ladies. It’s light weight and has a frame which is perfect for…
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