two thousand seventeen

Happy New Year my dear friends and family! I know, I am a bit late, but that’s okay because I was too busy celebrating love, friendship, family, Antwerp and Belgian food. To say it in Michael Van Peel’s words: We survived 2016. I don’t really like looking back because what’s done is done. But if I’d […]

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Fiestas de independencia

So in the week of 11 november, Cartagena celebrated its independency, remember? Of course, we had to check this out.. The Cartageneros say that this year was a rather weak edition as the Misses from around the country didn’t come to Cartagena because the election of Miss Colombia didn’t take place. And no ‘Reinas’ (Queens) = no […]

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Quote Of The Week – 15 nov

Another week, another quote.. I was on the phone with my sister the other day.. she was driving home from work and was stuck in a traffic jam. Suddenly she started laughing and said.. “Aah so funny, the lady in the car next to me is going loco singing and dancing in her car!” I said […]

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Did you know…

Did you know that…
– In the week of 11th of November Cartagena celebrate’s its independency, since 1811 (after 275 years of Spanish rulers).
– They are so happy about there independence that they celebrate for 4 days and not just one.
– In that week not only the independence of Cartagena is celebrated but also […]

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About happiness, ignorance, and life

“It cannot all be fantastic. We are not gods. We are humans, with our shortcomings, with our restrictions, vulnerability, and fallibility. Realizing that, can already help a lot.” – Flemish psychiatrist Dirk De Wachter in Flow Magazine

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Hold it right there, young lady!

Do you remember that feeling when you snuck out of the house to do something adventurous and you try to sneak back in super quietly but your mom catches you and says: ¨Hold it right there, young lady! Explain yourself?!¨ Nope, me neither.. But that is how I think I’m feeling right now. Except it’s […]

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To be or not to be.. a volunteer english teacher?

As you may know, the purpose of this blog is discovering. This means I am trying a lot of new things to figure out the life I want to live, living in Cartagena, Colombia. Now that I’m here, I feel obliged to myself and to you guys to get the most out of this adventure. For me this means […]

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Getting back on track

You’re not feeling like yourself? Not exercising as much as you’d like? Not doing the things you want to do? Feeling stuck in a feeling you cannot really describe other than “Bleh”? Well.. I am, and this is what I am going to do about it (or at least try, let’s stay honest)!

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The art of Waiting

It wouldn’t be a long story if it wasn’t about waiting. But if you want to have an idea of how crazy Colombia can get, you should definitely read this one!

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Peculiar Pelican

I felt the wind blowing through my hair while the last sun rays of the day laid an orange colour upon the city. My hand was cold and wet, holding an Aguila (the local beer), as I was enjoying another beautiful sunset. A friend pointed our attention towards a Pelican flying over. With his wings widely spread, he was softly sailing on the breeze, crossing the see, over the city. And while the pelican flies by, he says..

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