Do we, the new generation, refuse to grow up?

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When will the new generation settle down

Every once in a while people ask me and my boyfriend when we will settle down. Once we do settle down, they will ask us when we will get married and after that, when we will have kids. The big questions always remains:

Where are you going to settle down then?”

We never have an answer. Not when or where. At least not yet.

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A Travelers Puzzle of Love

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While the snowflakes come down…

Today I woke up in a warm bed. Outside the temperatures are -10 CΒΊ and the mountain scenery is quite different compared to where I come from. Hiking up a hill is something that exhausts me because I grew up with low and flat lands. I don’t mind going down hill though, especially when there is enough snow and I can use a snowboard to do so. Staying in the Italian Dolomites lets me discover more about myself. About why the Netherlands isn’t really my thing the whole year through since right now I can be in surroundings with extreme nature. Huge mountains, snowy peaks, frozen waterfalls and lakes, curvy roads and wild foxes that take my breath away as they appear so suddenly.
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Best birthday gift ever

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When I was a small kid I used to be always very nervous the days before my birthday. A month before the party date I would start making a wishlist and I’d hang it on the refrigerator, asking for a horse, a trip to anywhere and some drawing material.

It was also always fun selecting a certain outfit for your birthday. I remember my mom and I finding the perfect excuse for some shopping right before our birthdays.

In the Netherlands we celebrate a birthday with family in the afternoon having coffee and cake, while you all sit in a circle in the living-room or in the garden. After that your friends come and so does the wine and the beers.

The last eight years it wasn’t like that anymore. I was either traveling and spent my birthday with local people abroad or I went back home and made a party with friends and some family in the evening.

I never lost that nervous feeling though.
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Oh darling, let’s run wild together

A few years ago I was living in Kenya. Then I moved to Spain, followed by Mexico and some travel writing adventures after that as I started backpacking. Five months ago I left Italy for Greece to continue with my current job as a rep. I have been moving my strong long legs continuously around this globe over the last 9 years, but I never thought I would actually find someone to run with.

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7 reasons why you should never date a Brazilian

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What in the world are they feeding people in Brazil? How else is it possible that everyone over there in the land of Carnival is gorgeous? Now let’s focus on those handsome Brazilian hunks and why you should stop meeting their pretty eyes.

Here are 7 reasons why you should never date a Brazilian.
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7 reasons why you should never date a Mexican

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They are cute, warm, macho, outgoing, positive and have a great sense of humor. I spend a lot of time in Mexico and I noticed that after 2014 all the foreign girls had a secret crush on Ochoa. They will love you with their entire Mexican heart and you will never be able to accept less love from anybody else in the future.

So here are 7 reasons why you should never date a Mexican!
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7 reasons why you should never date an Italian

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Italians, the handsome gentlemen, always seem to capture many hearts. Interesting, I thought. Over the last few months I lived in the Italian Dolomites and I noticed a couple of things.

Here are the 7 reasons why you should never date an Italian.
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