Early in our travels, we decided to start our Follow the Adventure blog to document our experiences, share how we get the most out of life, broaden our horizons, open our hearts, and have fun!
September 08 2023
“In life you walk your own path at your own pace”.
What do my grandma, hiking and self-coaching have to do with each other?
June 20 2023
Some say the charm of holiday is in coming back home.
Think about it: what’s a holiday without a home to get back to?
May 30 2023
There is probably never a good time to write about the war that took place here during 1992 and 1995. But as a foreigner who is observing life here, it’s also hard to ignore and not write about it.
February 17 2023
We know it takes at least 4 seasons to really “get to know” your new environment.
And while it already seems much longer, we have only been in Mostar for 6 months now. So, what do we really know?
January 06 2023
“Driving home for Christmas” sings Chris Rea warmly every year on the Christmas playlist. I always had a hard time to relate to the song: ever since we live abroad I have been flying home for...
October 14 2022
How to settle and build friendships in new places...
With Bosnia & Hercegovina being the third country we moved to, we notice we kind of “know the drill” by now. Here are 5 tips that work well for us!
August 06 2022
When the travel section of the biggest bookstore in Utrecht, the Netherlands, does not have a single travel guide about the country you are about the relocate to, it makes you wonder...
January 03 2022
Living with a teacher for over 25 years, I know that teachers tend to think different when it comes to the concept of a “year”.
November 18 2021
Distance is relative. Even though the 8.798 km’s between Changshu and Utrecht never change, some days the distance feels bigger than other days.
October 23 2021
During the recent Golden Week break we learned again a few important lessons about life in China.
September 29 2021
It's funny how we often feel a bit lost and overwhelmed when we travel in China, not being able to read any sign or ask. And how every single time this happens someone just goes a long way to help us.
July 25 2021
They say that time flies when you are having fun. Well, I can’t say time is flying right now exactly, but little by little it did pass and here we are: 7 day’s done, 7 day’s to go.
July 20 2021
n our last blog I wrote how uncomfortable it can be not to know where you are taken to for quarantine. It made me almost wish that we could simply return to the same room from last year..
July 18 2021
I’m writing this blog while flying somewhere above Ulan Bator, Mongolia. After 4 wonderful weeks in the Netherlands, where we submerged ourselves in the warm and loving embraces of our friends...
January 01 2021
At the end of 2020, how I would love to be able to say: “The End”.
“The End” to a year unlike any other. “The End” to a global pandemic which is still impacting so many lives today.
September 02 2020
While I am not superstitious I am somewhat in doubt if I should write this post or not.
For sure, our friends are all eager to hear any update about our upcoming move to China…
August 12 2020
It’s been a while! Reason being that there is not so much exciting to report. We wanted to follow the adventure and ended up living the slow life.
July 06 2020
Sometimes life has a funny way to throw you something interesting. Something totally unexpected. Something you never even thought about. Something that makes you smile like a little boy or girl..
June 02 2020
Every now and then a thought pops into my head. It happens at those moments when I feel down and troubled. When I am tired of the nothingness and insecurity of our situation.
May 12 2020
If this had indeed been a Netflix series we would have lost many viewers after the climax of season 1. For the simple reason that season 2 is horribly boring so far. We are indulging in nothingness..
April 11 2020
A little over 1 week ago we left Dubai in a whirlwind of stress, anxiety and insecurity. It was not a farewell we anticipated, but many people have found themselves in similar situations recently.
April 01 2020
In the Old World we would drive to Sharjah tomorrow, to catch the ferry to Iran and drive our way home from there with our FJ. In the Old World our last days in Dubai would have been filled...
March 27 2020
How else can we name an update that is controlled by the one thing that keeps the whole world in a firm grip right now?? Corona. Once a lovely light beer, now the invisible enemy that got the world...
February 29 2020
Since recently it feels we find ourselves in a constant changing labyrinth. A Corona Virus Labyrinth to be clear.
February 15 2020
When she entered his office she looked a bit tense, chattering away at his assistent who had let her in. He was the Consul, he knew had that effect on people.
February 09 2020
Who would have thought that preparing for a road trip is actually one big learning experience? And yes, a frustrating one at times.
January 09 2020
It’s not too often that a year seems almost laid out ahead of you, from one season to another. It’s like being in a Netflix series; you know it will exist of at least 4 seasons...
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