16.000km full circle

It’s been roughly a year since I asked Tod whether he would like to travel with me. It’s been roughly a year since we began talking everyday. It’s been roughly a year since we started counting down the eight months we had to wait until we could meet again. I’m thinking about this now, in […]

Pt. 2: Us in the Jungle and Some Jungle in Me

Meeting fellow backpackers is never a bad thing. Especially when you’ve come to a foreign country with little more than a vague geographical understanding and definitely none whatsoever of worthwhile activities. Talking to Els and Bruno set us off on our path with the destination ‘jungle’. This had a day long bus ride in store for […]

16.000km and Then

In the beginning of our eight month countdown my, at the time not yet, boyfriend and I created a “list for then”. It holds all the things which at some point we thought we would like to do together when we were geographically close to each other. We kept sending it back and forth with […]

Bali feat. Best Friend Power

You know someone is special when you meet them after two years and nothing has changed. They have changed, you have changed, but between you nothing has. The first time it really sank in I was going to see my best friend again, after what had been the longest time spent apart in our six […]

Diving & Komodo

This photo and underwater photos by Laura F. When I travel I divide my journey into legs in my head. They usually relate to time spent in a certain place or with a certain person. This one I spent on the edge of Komodo National Park in a little resort only accessible by boat. Had […]

Lembongan’s Unlikely Events

Sorry about the terrible layout and possible typos, writing this on the iPad. Asia. It’s the warm air that engulfed me upon stepping outside of the airport and that unmistakable smell whcih tell me I’ve returned. It’s not the same as before, especially considering I’m here with my parents for now, but there still is […]

The Princess and the Magikarp

Once upon a time in a fantastic realm, there lived a Princess. Her world was inhabited by creatures called Pokémon and the Princess played with them as if they were her friends. However, there was something missing in her life – from early on she had been told that every Princess needed a Prince, and […]

16.000 km is mildly problematic

When people hear ‘our’ story they sometimes spin a fairytale out of it. “You’ve only met for one day and are together now? That’s unreal!” “I can’t believe you got to know each other through letters – that’s so romantic.” “He’s liked you all that time? It sounds like a true love story.” They tell […]