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Friends of the road – Nepal

In each and every country it’s the same old story… I actually do not want to repeat myself, but I can’t help it that I meet so many nice people. People who I want to thank for their generosity, people who I want to introduce […]

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Tough tears (EN)

“When I regained consciousness, I didn’t know where I was. Around me were staring men and scantily clad girls with heavy makeup. I had never seen this, not even in movies. I was scared, very scared. I had never left my parents before. I was […]

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Taaie tranen (NL)

‘Toen ik terug bij bewustzijn kwam, wist ik niet waar ik me bevond. Rondom me enkel starende mannen en schaars geklede meisjes, zwaar gemaquilleerd. Dit had ik nog nooit gezien, zelfs niet in films. Ik was bang, erg bang. Ik had nooit eerder mijn ouders […]

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Behind the scenes (EN)

January 22nd, 2018. It was still early when I went through dark Kathmandu. I passed the impressive Bouddha Stupa. Around, clockwise, muttering monks and nuns. I was on my way to the bus stop.

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Achter de schermen (NL)

22 Januari 2018. Het was nog vroeg toen ik me door het duistere Kathmandu begaf. Ik passeerde de indrukwekkende Bouddha Stupa. Rondom, in wijzerzin, prevelende monniken en nonnen. Ik was op weg naar de bushalte.

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Cool (EN)

‘My’ altitude is around 4,000 meters. And everything above.* Where you have passed the tree line. Where the landscape is rough, bare and overwhelming. Where you bump into a lost yak or into a mosquito which is not only in search of blood but also […]

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Reuze (NL)

‘Mijn’ hoogte is rond 4000 meter. En alles daarboven.* Daar waar je de boomgrens gepasseerd bent. Waar het landschap ruw, kaal en overweldigend is. Daar waar je op een verloren gelopen jak botst en zelfs een mug niet enkel bloed maar ook zuurstof zoekt. Daar […]

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Wild animals (EN)

“To whom can I donate my tent? It’s not completely ruined, but no longer sufficiently reliable for the extreme conditions in which I often camp. I can certainly please some homeless person or perhaps a sherpa or … maybe you know someone?” That was the […]

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Wilde beesten (NL)

‘Aan wie kan ik mijn tent schenken? Ze is niet stuk, maar niet meer voldoende betrouwbaar voor de extreme omstandigheden waarin ik vaak kampeer. Ik kan er zeker een dakloze mee plezieren of een sherpa of… ken jij iemand?’ Het was die vraag die ik […]

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Treasures (EN)

I melted. Despite it being barely fifteen degrees. I felt the warmth. The warmth he had for his country. I heard it in his words. His beautiful words. The words of an eight-year-old boy who proudly spoke to me in English: “We are poor, but […]

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