Pearl of the orient – Hong Kong photography

Access to China or a stop over when you go South East Asia. It is a perfect mix in between. Everything comes together in this city. It’s mix of the orient, Asian, modern, western, foreigners… bottom line a perfect place to have a stop over for 1 day or longer before hitting the road again.   If you like this…

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Daily life at Zhengzhou University of Aeronautics campus

New photoseries of the campus where I’m teaching in Zhengzhou (郑州). Just a couple of weeks in China so I have use my free time wisely. I’ve been already to downtown (pictures coming soon) but just lazy sunday for me. So I made pictures on the Zhengzhou University of Aeronautics campus.   If you like this check also these photoseries:…

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Photo series: Bagan and trekking from Kalaw to Inle Lake

From the biggest cities to the ancient sites of Bagan and the trekking between Kalaw and Inle Lake on the mountain plateau of over 1500 meters above sea level. Bagan (Pagan) You haven’t visit Myanmar if you haven’t been to Bagan. However not on the Unesco heritage list it is must visit. Bagan can be compared with the ‘Angkor Wat’…

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Photo series: The 2 biggest cities of Myanmar

The two biggest cities of Myanmar are Yangon (the former capital) and the 2nd largest one Mandalay. Amazing culture those Burmese / Myanmarese(?). It feels like a mix of China, South East Asian and Indian. Two Cities north vs south with 2 distinguished own cultures. Yangon Yangon also known as Rangoon is the former capital. The Myanmar government decide to…

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Laid back Laos

Het is zo’n contrast. Voordat ik naar Myanmar vertrek heb ik intrek genomen in de Thaise hoofdstad Bangkok. Vandaag aangekomen in terwijl ik vanochtend nog in Laos was. En het contrast kan niet groter zijn. De chaos en de drukte van Bangkok tegenover het rustige ‘laid back’ gevoel van de Laotianen. Zo kan je in een notendop Laos wel omschrijven:…

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Photo series of Vientiane, Thakhek motorbike loop, Pakse and 4000 islands

Traveled even more south near the Cambodian border. From Vientiane, the capital, I did the 3 day motorbike loop in Thakhek and ended up in the 4000 islands (one of the most relax places in entire Laos). Vientiane If you travel Laos most of the time you follow the Mekong River what is also a border with Thailand and in…

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North Lao Photoseries – Luang Prabang and Phonsavan

In North Lao I visit the cities of Luang Prabang, Luang Namtha and Phonsavan. In this post I post the photos of Luang Prabang and Phonsavan. The Luang Namtha trekking photos you can find here. Luang Prabang My travels in Lao I started in Luang Prabang an ancient but small city. Has an international airport direct connection with China and…

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Photo series ethnic groups in North Lao

The different ethnic groups / minorities in northern Lao. Actually I don’t want talk about minorities. It sounds weird like those people are ‘minor’ to other people. So I prefer to talk about ethnic groups. I’ve met people from 2 different groups in the area of Luang Namtha. Famous of it nation park and the people within. During the 2…

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Vietnam photo series: Ninh Binh, Ha long bay/Cat ba, Hanoi, Sapa and Ha giang

Photo series of North Vietnam Well my journey has come to an end in Vietnam. Currently I’m in Laos now. But with a huge load of pictures and memories I want to share you a bit of it. This photo series is about the Northern part of Vietnam. In wintertime it is much colder, rainy and if you are lucky…

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Ha Giang and Dong Van Motorbike loop – Video and Photo series

Save the best for last If you travel from the south from Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City all the way up north to the northern border with Vietnam/China. You save the best for last. If you have time I would recommend do the Ha Giang Motorbike loop. The trip goes through the Dong Van plateau with the most stunning scenery you’ll…

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Photography – Hoi An – Da Nang – Hue – Phong Nha

After one month in Vietnam it feels very comfortable to be in this country. So I continue my photo series of Vietnam. This time I traveled from Nha Trang (beach resort city – please pass this city if you can) to Hoi An, Da Nang, Hué and Phong Nha. Amazing places each with their distinguish highlights. If you want see…

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Photography Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City, Dalat and Mui Ne, Vietnam

Just have an amazing first week in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon, Dalat and Mui Ne. And made some awesome pictures as well of the locals, fishermen, tradesmen, businessmen and the locals as well. Hereby a photo series of the cities in southern Vietnam.   Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon All travelers start in Hanoi or in the south…

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Local fishermen of Sri Lanka

The Fishermen of Negombo Negombo is the more relax part of the greater Colombo area. Because I started my Sri Lanka trip in Colombo it was nice to end the trip in Negombo. I take a walk on the final day of my stay in Sri Lanka. Some photos of the local fishermen on the beach. How they catching their…

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Interview op C-Talents over mijn reisblog

Als je veel reist en veel blogt over diverse plaatsen die je aandoet gebeurd het wel eens dat je geïnterviewd wordt. Zo ook deze keer door het uitzendbureau C-Talents. Een uitzendbureau speciaal voor mensen met (auditieve) beperking die naar de talenten van de personen kijken om ze vervolgens op een plek te detacheren die écht bij hen past. En in…

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Reistips voor slechthorenden, doven en mensen met CI

‘Traveling disabled becomes disabled traveling.’ Dat is een van mijn motto’s als ik aan het reizen ben. Slechthorend met 65 dB gehoorverlies aan 1 oor en met het andere oor doof weerhield mij er niet van om vanaf december 2014 continu aan éen stuk door te reizen. Regelmatig terug geweest naar Nederland maar niet stil kunnen zitten en met mijn…

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Traveling the world for over 2 years and travel 150.000 km

This is my round the world trip so far. I travel 20 countries with a distance of over 150.000 km. But the story continues. Keep an eye for future travel blogs and videos. My travel itinerary Traveling, blogging and teaching in the countries: Dubai, Nepal, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, China,…

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European Youth Centre visit in Budapest

Several weeks ago. The Creative Globetrotter was in the Hungarian capital: Budapest. And was visiting the European Youth Centre what is a part of the European Council. Do workshops, give workshops and give my TED talk again with the IFHOHYP (international Federation Hard of Hearing Young People). Everything what has to do with human rights and especially the United Nations…

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Indonesia part 2 – Java

My second part of this journey through my country of birth Indonesia took me from Jakarta all the way to the far east part of Java island up to Madura Island. Amazing journey where I found my roots, saw the most impressive temples and heritage sights, met old friends and meet new ones, crazy but friendly guides and van drivers.…

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First part of Indonesia – Sumatra

My first encounter with my country of birth is an amazing but sometimes a confusing experience. Not only personally about thoughts you have but also other people look at you. Besides that Sumatra i’ve visit is a great Island with a diversity of vegetation, national parks and wildlife. The best off all I was lucky to see 8 Urang Utans.…

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Danish creativity and agency experience in Copenhagen

How such a small country is leading in digital, design, fashion and advertising My Chinese adventure ended last year in 2016. But for a change, I posted a blog online about my Danish experience in Copenhagen. Somehow being in Denmark intrigued me. Because of the holidays I didn’t have much time to write so I post this as soon as possible in…

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Happy new year

2016 was an interesting year, my 2nd year as The Creative Globetrotter brought me to the again to the highest mountains in the world the Himalayas, one of the most Spiritual places in Tibet like Lhasa, Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, the unique red village of Tibet Buddists of Sertar and Larung Gar Institute, sharing knowledge with my creative students…

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Merry Christmas you all

Traveling the world almost for 2 years and came home again preparing for my next trips. I want thank all my followers and people I’ve meet the past 2 years for the amazing experiences. I’m ready to hit the road for the 3rd year of The Creative Globetrotter adventure. Merry Christmas to you all!

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Creative Globetrotter give a TEDx Talk

Yes it is on. Next week in the Chongqing Theatre in China. I give a TEDx talk about possibilities of disability. My experiences as a hearing impaired person in the creative industry and talk about believe in possibilities and create awareness. Also talk about my 2 year experience as The Creative Globetrotter. I’m the only foreign speaker in between the…

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My last semester

My last semester was amazing in China. I saw the Himalayas, the Gobi Desert, inner mongolian Hills and mountains, Tibet, Hong Kong and of course my experiences at the Chongqing Technology & Business University. So it is time to look back with pictures.  

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De laatste dagen…

The final countdown… een dezer dagen doet de single denken aan de band ‘Europe’. En Europe is inderdaad waar ik terug naar toe ga. Best gek eigenlijk de tijd is ontzettend maar dan ontzettend snel gegaan. Nog sneller dan met mijn wereldtrip. Omdat ik langere periodes had waar ik van plek naar plek moest reizen waardoor de tijd wat langzamer…

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Public lecture at Yunma

Creative Globetrotter public lecture at Yunma Design

Last week I gave my first public lecture in China, at Yunma Design. Together with Rens vd Heuvel (Graphic & Multimedia Designer, Netherlands), Kym To (Head of Foreign Teachers and Graphic Designer, Netherlands), Javier (3d Animation and Illustration, Spain) and Marie Doutrepont (Fashion Designer, Belgium), we elaborated on our experience in sharing knowledge with Chinese students, and our Western approach…

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Big Buddha

We tellen af…

Zo even weer alles op een rijtje zetten. Het einde van het seizoen nadert. En ik heb een groot deel van dit verslag in Hong Kong geschreven. Om toch maar eventje mijn lokatie Hong Kong te zetten (dan ben ik in ieder geval nog buiten China geweest). Alles is ontzettend snel gegaan. Wanneer ik dit schrijf is mijn laatste les…

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The Creative Globetrotter – workshop weeks at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute

The final works following a 5 week workshop with sophomores of the English experimental class of Artistic Talents at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute (SCFIA) were presented on the 28th of May. This was also the last day that I spent with this special group of students of different majors, after an amazing journey. It all started in the beginning of…

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Creative Globetrotter at Yunma Design, Chinese vs European creativity

Last week, after the extremely busy graduation exhibition and evaluation interviews at MIADA were completed, I finally got the chance to visit Yunma Design. The plan was to visit this agency in the first weeks of my stay in Chongqing, but time has flown by seamlessly. The name of the agency had dropped several times during conversations at MIADA and…

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Creative Globetrotter: teaching at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute & creative meetings

Everything has been so fast paced in the last couple of months. When starting the semester at MIADA (Modern International Arts & Design Academy) I planned on settling in, learning the language, focusing on teaching and kicking back with some leisure activities around Chongqing City while eating my way through the Chinese culture. But my expectations have been overruled by…

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3 bridges - locatie van de film Curse of the Golden Flower

We zijn halverwege…

Of ik nog iets bijzonders heb gedaan de laatste tijd. Tja waar zal ik beginnen. Het lijkt net of mijn dagen steeds drukker worden dat ik soms aan de rem moet trekken om de hoeveelheid informatie ontmoetingen binnen de perken te houden. Het moet ook ontspannen zijn nietwaar. Het semester is nu halverwege. Wat betekent ook een drukke periode voor…

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Oude Sichuan Fine Arts Institute

De ‘taal’ van de Chinezen

Al een aantal weekjes verder en het dagelijks leven begint steeds meer grip op mij te krijgen. Maar op een of andere manier heb ik nog steeds het gevoel dat ik aan het reizen ben. Met de week leer ik steeds meer mensen kennen. Waren het eerst de studenten, dan de leraren en de staf van MIADA daarna leer je…

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