Cycling 2000km in Sulawesi

Sulawesi? Where’s that?! I had no idea where I’m heading, what the place looks like or what can I expect there. When I was looking at the map of Indonesia the other day, the island caught my eye with its peculiar shape and I decided to go there. Just like that. The idea is to buy…

Sahara DONKEY Caravan

Hello nomads! I’ve got this dream for a long while now and I think its time to make it finally happen. In October 2014, I want to buy a donkey in Morocco and travel in a donkey or camel caravan across Western Sahara and Mauritania to Senegal! SUICIDAL MISSION Having done lots of research on…

War zone in Tripoli, Lebanon

22.May – 30.May Kristel puts me through her contact in Tripoli, northern Lebanon and arranges our meeting at Allah roundabout in the outskirts of the city. Almost immediately I notice the heavy military presence. I have mixed feelings walking around alone, with the roundabout full of soldiers sitting in their machine gun nests carefully watching…

Chennai, Pondicherry and Auroville

PISSED OFF IN CHENNAI (20.April – 22.April) HANGING OUT IN THE ROUGH PARTS: Since I got back from the islands to Chennai, everything pisses me off. Too many cars, lots of noise and pollution, way too many people, crowded streets, buildings everywhere. Everything is so big here. Plenty of poverty in some areas. Life can…

Andaman Islands

1400km from mainland India and 1000km from Thailand, Andaman Islands are one of the most remote spots on the planet CHAPTER ONE (23.March – 30.March) NEW BEGINNING: I go through all the stuff in my backpack and give away my clothes and everything that’s not essential for me to the people at bazaar in Port…