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Creative Globetrotter in CQ – Sichuan Fine Arts Institute


I’ve been in Chongqing for a few weeks now, and the less jetlagged I get, the more I enjoy being here. Students are working hard on their projects and I make it my mission to keep things fun. Graduate students remind me of myself in my time at the  Willem de Kooning Academy. You can really spot them borderlining between…

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Chongqing skyline at night

Creative Globetrotter in China, Ni Hao Chongqing


I’m on the road again. China. It is a totally different experience from last year’s. Last year I kept going, this year I will be staying put. Last year was about taking, this year is about giving back. For the next couple of months, I will be a guest teacher within MIADA, the Modern International Arts & Design Academy at…

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Creative Globetrotter and Brett McKenzie

Creative Globetrotter at ADC Global New York


ADC Global I am almost at the end of my North American trip that began in Los Angeles. This leg of the trip took me from the West coast of USA and Canada all the way up to the East Coast of North America – New York City. I visited agencies like Goodby & Silverstein, Wieden + Kennedy, DDB, James…

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Vrijheidsbeeld met de skyline van Manhattan

Het hart van de Amerikaanse onafhankelijkheid


Het was tijd om Canada te verlaten en weer richting de Verengde Staten te gaan. Het werd algauw duidelijk dat ik naar de VS ging. In Montréal waar ik op de bus stapte controleerde de buschauffeur of je genoeg gegevens bij je had om de grens over te steken. Veelal waren Amerikanen dus die konden zonder problemen de bus instappen.…

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Nicolas, ik and Carl @ Publicis Montreal

Relax vibe at Publicis Montreal


Thanks to Nick Palmer, Creative Director at Publicis Toronto I was able to get in touch with some French Canadian Creatives Directors in Montréal: Carl Robichaud and Nicolas Massey. It took some time for me to travel from Toronto up to Montréal because I first want to reach another goal: see the east coast of Canada. Soon after my return…

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Pressure at Metroland Media Belleville


Because Iwas really busy with traveling through Canada. I wasn’t be able to write the story about my experiences in Belleville, Ontario Canada. A friend of mine that lives in Hillier and I was staying there for a couple of days. My friend’s partner is Andrew. He works as an Account Executive at Metroland. The period I was staying in…

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Creative Globetrotter samen met Nick Palmer

Creative Globetrotter Agency Day: JWT & Publics Toronto


Just before the long weekend started, on Friday I left Calgary for Toronto.  Because I would be arriving during a long weekend, I knew I would not be able to visit some agencies in the biggest city of Ontario, I decided to email a lot of people and hope for some responses.  You see, normally, I would do walk-ins at…

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I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award!


I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award by Nomadic Ambition. It’s an online award given to bloggers by other bloggers. It’s created to recognize and/or discover new bloggers and welcome them into the world of blogging. So again thanks Nomadic Ambition for my nomination. The Liebster award has it’s origin in Germany. The word ‘Liebster’ has several definitions: Favourite, Sweetheard,…

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Wild Pacific Trail - Lighthouse loop

Need some funding to traveling further.


Yes guys i already reach my goal to travel my 5 months. After the Middle East, South East Asia, Oceania and North America. I just booked my trip to South America. But it isn’t finished yet because i want to gravel further and keep inspiring people with or without a disability. I have some money for traveling further for several…

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Inspireren en geïnspireerd worden door dove tieners


Normaal schrijf ik over mijn ontmoetingen met creatieven en mijn reisverhalen in het algemeen. Vandaag heb ik iets bijzonders meegemaakt. Momenteel ben ik in Belleville in de provincie Ontario, Canada. Jonathan is een Canadese vriend van mij en Mikael die we 5 jaar geleden ontmoet hebben tijdens het IFHOHYP Summercamp in Zwitserland. Jonathan werkt als leraar op de dovenschool genaamd:…

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In het hart van de Annapurna Range

De reis top 5 in Nepal


Vergaap je aan een mooie mix van de hoogste bergen van de wereld, mooie natuurparken, vriendelijk bevolking, culinaire hoogstandjes en culturele verschillen. Nepal zal altijd het land blijven waar ik altijd prettiger herinneringen aan zou overhouden. Dit is mijn persoonlijke reis top 5. Trekkings in de Himalaya Of het de Everest Basecamp Trekking is, de Annapurna Basecamp trekking (2 bekendste)…

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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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Josh Stark - Freelance Copywriter

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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Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco

Welcome in the Land of the Brave


De Arend staat fier overal op de grote gebouwen. Streng kijkend op iedereen in de straat. The Stars and Stripes wappert overal. Muscle cars: Mustangs, Dodge Challengers en Corvette rijden hier af en aan. Mensen die gek zijn van Basketbal, American Football, Baseball en (Ice)Hockey. Dit is inderdaad The Land of Brave de Verenigde Staten. Ik zit momenteel in Seattle…

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Wieden + Kennedy Portland ft. Ellen McFadden


After making an exhausting overnight trip from San Francisco, I arrived in Portland, the biggest city of Oregon.  Because I wasn’t able to check in at the hotel, I headed into the city for a long walk before deciding to return to the hostel.  However, suddenly, in an area of many breweries, I spotted the Wieden + Kennedy Gallery –…

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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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Eriks Chase - Stand up comedian

Power of improvisation by Eriks Chase


After a long day of flying, I arrived in Los Angeles, which is also known as the City of Angels.  I stayed overnight in the Hollywood area. Despite being in Hollywood, I didn’t see any famous celebrities, but I met several actors. For example, I met a French woman who is often on French television shows.  She informed me that…

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De rest van de creatieven bij JWT Auckland

Welcome at JWT Auckland


What an interesting day today was! After having a terrific journey throughout New Zealand, stretching from South Island to North Island, I ended up in Auckland, the largest city in this nation.  I came to Auckland without a plan.  I knew that I would be here for only one day and decided to try a tactic that I used years…

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Tongariro Alpine Crossing hike

Het land van Middle Earth en de Kiwi’s


De wolken kruipen over de heuvels en de hoge bergen om vervolgens weer in een fjord uit te komen waar dezelfde wolken haast verticaal de fjord overtrekken. Het land van Mount Doom en Rohan. Het land van zijn duizenden gezichten die zo divers zijn en je afvraagt of je wel in hetzelfde land bent. Niet groter dan Groot Britannië maar…

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Creative Director: Pim van Nunen

First meeting with creatives


     I just had a awesome conversation with Pim van Nunen. Former Employee of the agency i worked with as well. A creative that does not call himself an Art Director but more a creative and concept thinker. He worked with the big (and small) agencies like Ubachs Wisbrun, Y&R, AGH & Friends and in Australia for Mojo and…

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Mates from Down Under


De zon gaat op in het westen en gaat onder in het oosten. Het is herfst in begin maart. Het zuidelijk halfrond heeft toch zijn vreemde bijwerkingen op de persoon. Daarnaast blijft het ontzettend heet. Een land met vreemde dieren, hartelijke mensen die continu je ‘vriend of je mate’ zijn. Ja ik ben in Australië. Down Under ookwel genoemd. Inmiddels…

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Koala beer - Magnetic Island

Video’s die ik nog moest uploaden


Ik moest nog video’s uploaden en had er nog de kans niet voor gehad. Dus nu bij deze. Laatste blik op MBC en de Annapurna regio. Geweldig gevoel als ik iedere keer hier aan terugdenk. Rugby wedstrijd Broncos vs. Rabbitohs. National Rugby League Australia. In het Suncorp Stadium in Brisbande. Superleuk en keer eens wat anders dan voetbal. De Thee…

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Petronas Towers in het donker

De laatste etappe in Azië


De allerlaatste etappe op het Aziatisch continent het voelt een beetje raar. Ik zit op het puntje van de landtong in Zuid-Oost Azië. Singapore kijkt uit op de ‘Straat van Singapore’. Daarachter, als je goed kijkt vanaf het hoogste gebouw, kan je Indonesië zien liggen. Best bijzonder om daar overheen te vliegen en niet in je geboorteland te zijn. Dat…

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Streetart - Georgetown Penang

Penang – street art special


Georgetown on Penang and Penang itself is a great island to stay. To get lost in a maze of streets and buildings of the first British colonists. Besides the street food what’s the main attraction on this island there is also street art. You can find it on every corner, pavement, wall, hidden alleys, doors, balconies etc.

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Snorkeling near Koh Lipe

My last view on Thailand


My last view on Thailand. Breathtaking landscape if you think about the sea, the beaches, the islands. Also the north is terrific in the mountains especially during a trekking. Experience different types of street food (simply brilliant though). But above all the transport is an adventure. The best nighttrain i had in my life. But the Ferry was 7 hours…

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Proloog / Prologue


Acclimatiseren… een woord die ik vaak genoeg zal horen. 5 jaar na dato van mijn Eurotrip met de trein door Europa pak ik het grootser aan. Een wereldreis door een aantal continenten op deze aardbol. 3,5 jaar werken bij mijn laatste werkgever zit ik op kerstdag na te denken wat er de voorgaande jaren is gebeurd. Acclimatiseren naar een ander…

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Photography: FC Sankt Pauli


You can say a lot of about this football club from Hamburg. Nope i’m not talking about the succesfull blue-whites. But the beauties from ‘Der Reeperbahn’ from the Hamburg Area: Sankt Pauli. I’ve been football fan of that club (besides my own football club NAC Breda). It’s the cultclub: FC Sankt Pauli. I was there during my Euro-trip in 2010.…

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