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Scuba Diving in Huatulco – the marine life of Oaxaca

Diving in Huatulco A few days ago we went for two dives in Huatulco, my favorite city in Mexico. Huatulco lays in Oaxaca on...

Getting ready for a year of diving in the Maldives

Diving in the Maldives A new adventure has come across our path and with this comes a new destination. Thom and I will spend...
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Meeting people on the road – Tips for finding someone while traveling solo

Meeting people can be very easy or extremely difficult, depending on what type of person you are yourself. While pages like the international Cupid.com...
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Freediving – a new passion on one breath

Freediving. A word that brings many different pictures to mind. It could show the image of a person jumping from a high board that...

Finding a baby seal in Greece – the endangered Mediterranean monk seal

The endangered Mediterranean monk seal When you think of seals, where do your thoughts go to? To the Californian coast where the wild sea...
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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...

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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Travel Guide: How to explore Athens in 2 days

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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 summer-season destination had to include Athens. We had 2 days to see most of the ancient city of Athens.
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It’s been a while!

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The sun hits my head on a daily base.

After a lot of flights, many different countries, making plans with my viking, diving every day multiple times, moving from one place to another and trying to make each place our home for a few months, I finally got the time to write you something again! Yes, I’m sorry it took me so long! I think you’ll understand though, that my lifestyle isn’t one with many computer hours anymore.

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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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