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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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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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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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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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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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Creative Globetrotter: Limitless networking


Expand your network during your travels This is the English translation of the Dutch blogpost   I wrote last week. Since I had an overwhelming amount of positive responses, I decided it to write in English for my International readers. My initial intention was to inspire Hard of Hearing and Deaf people to achieve their dreams. As you may be aware,…

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Meet up with a starting freelance copywriter


Seattle also known as the Emerald City is a vibrant city in the Pacific Northwest.  I did not succeed with visiting the creative spaces at Publics Seattle or DNA Seattle.  I was not too disappointed because Seattle is a city that expresses its creativity in a variety of ways,  from the Space Needle to the largely scaled museums, galleries and…

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Nick Klinkert & Creative Globetrotter

Creative Globetrotter at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners


San Francisco is everybody’s favourite city in the United States of America. At least, it is for me! Today, I was invited by Nick Klinkert.  He is an creative director at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners (GS&P). GS&P has been honoured several times as the Agency of the Year by numerous advertising organizations, magazines, and blogs. Additionally, their staff and work…

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