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The Kalmar Castle – Back in time in Sweden

A guided tour in Kalmar Castle ‘Are you here for the English tour?’ A young man asked us as he shook our hands and...
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Back home, a tourist in my own country

Travels to the Netherlands I will have one week “back home” and I don’t need much time to think about the things I want...
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Doing a PADI IDC in Bocas – becoming diving instructors

In the beginning of 2017 Thom and I did the IDC. But what’s an IDC? It stands for Instructor Development Course! As we both...

It’s all Greek to me – things about the Greek culture

  Culture from elsewhere makes us see differences between what’s normal and strange. Your perspective changes. Take the bits and pieces of that foreign...
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Travel Guide: How to explore Athens in 2 days

The last few years I’ve been in Greece quite a bit, but I have never been to Athens before! This year’s travel-route to our...
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It’s been a while!

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Adventurous cycling in Badem-Würtemmberg, Germany

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The Kalmar Castle – Back in time in Sweden

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A guided tour in Kalmar Castle

‘Are you here for the English tour?’ A young man asked us as he shook our hands and then led us to the first royal room of the Castle. It was a place I had wanted to learn about for the last two years. During my previous visits to Kalmar I found the castle to be closed or we didn’t find a guided tour that matched our agendas. Today we were very lucky to have Filip guide us in English during a private tour.
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Back home, a tourist in my own country

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In Sweden.

Travels to the Netherlands

I will have one week “back home” and I don’t need much time to think about the things I want to do. First of all, ‘home‘ is a word I see different in comparison to many other people. Secondly, going for one week to the place where I have my roots means seeing friends and family. Lastly, it means I get a chance to do the things I always used to do and buy casual items I used to have around me.
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Doing a PADI IDC in Bocas – becoming diving instructors

padi-owsi-idc-bocas-wanderlustIn the beginning of 2017 Thom and I did the IDC. But what’s an IDC? It stands for Instructor Development Course! As we both are passionate divers it didn’t take us long to make the decision to go from PADI divemaster to instructor.

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It’s all Greek to me – things about the Greek culture

 

2017 Photo by Marjolein van Hout

Culture from elsewhere makes us see differences between what’s normal and strange. Your perspective changes. Take the bits and pieces of that foreign culture that you like better from yours while staying respectful to their and your own culture.

This summer I realized what the true differences between my Dutch culture and the Greek way of living are. I do start to get confused about the what’s normal and what’s strange part of it. It must be because I’m working around other cultures and taking bits from each foreign culture over the years. Latin cultures, Nordic ones, Southern places, colder areas, island vibes. They all mean something to me and provide me with a different mindset. It gives you a choice of lifestyle.

This is what I see in the Greek culture.
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