Friends of the road – India

‘Namaste!’ In an overpopulated country like India, it’s normal to meet many people. But I had no idea that many of them would be so kind to me. I would love to present them to you. Dhanyavaad, dear friends of the road! Advertisements

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‘More’ mere (EN)

“After October fifteen, the government is no longer responsible for what can happen on the road to Chandra Tal. This is because of the extremely cold climate and unexpectedly heavy snowfalls. Tent camps have broken up. No one is there anymore.”


‘Meer’ van dat (NL)

‘Na vijftien oktober is de overheid niet meer verantwoordelijk voor wat er kan gebeuren op de weg naar Chandra Tal. Dit door extreme koude en onverwachte hevige sneeuwval. Tentenkampen zijn opgebroken. Er is niemand meer.’


Explorer of the year (EN – NL)

[Nederlandse versie onderaan] Somewhere at the end of December, not only my mailbox was pleasantly surprised, but me as well. Full of disbelief and blushing cheeks I got to read that, the American website for everyone who likes cycling through mountains and valleys with minimum […]


More new year (EN)

31 December 2017 Thagnak, a village in the Himalayas, 4682 meters above sea level, Nepal It’s New Year’s Eve, 9 pm. I try in vain to keep my eyes open. Struggling, knackered, I locate my manger for the night. The yak dung in the stove […]


Meer nieuwjaar (NL)

31 december 2017 Thagnak, een dorp in de Himalaya, 4682 meter boven de zeespiegel, Nepal Het is oudejaarsavond, 21 uur. Ik probeer tevergeefs mijn ogen open te houden, helaas, mijn kribbe roept. Ook de jak-stront in de kachel van de lodge blaast zijn laatste adem […]


Santa Clause is in da house

Santa came early this year… If you read my previous blogpost, you saw I sell postcards in favour of The Girls Hostel in Spiti Valley, India.   Santa decided to help the girls! Instead of selling the cards shown above for €15 each, he gives you […]


Stille Nacht (NL)

4 uur 36 Ik lig in mijn tent, in de jungle, in Nepal. Ik hou van junglegeluiden, van geluiden die ik niet kan plaatsen. Geluiden waarbij ik denk: ben jij een vogel of insect?


Friends of the road – Kazakhstan

[‘Friends of the road (Vrienden van de weg)’ bestaat enkel in het Engels, excuses hiervoor] I feel extremely spoiled meeting so many nice and friendly people on my way to Taiwan. Here again, in Kazakhstan, only spending twelve days, I could taste some of Kazakhs […]