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13 Sep
Gwangjang Market, Jeju Island

New week filled with lots of nice activities! Yesterday I was aware of the fact that I have already spent three weeks in Korea, time flies. I hopped on the metro and decided to check out Gwangjang Market. It is a traditional market with food, clothing,...

30 Aug
Week 1: some cultural activities

The first week in Seoul has been great! The entrance of Sejong University has this beautiful gate // Streets in the Gwangjin-gu district around Konkuk University. The Buddhist Bongeunsa-ro Temple (AD794) in the Gangnam district. 'Bongeunsa' means 'honoring the king'. Extraordinary to see these temples in the middle of...

23 Aug
First 24 hours in Seoul

On the 21st, it was time for me to say goodbye once again! Lucky for me, my wisdom tooth is coming through and I had to take a visit to the dentist few hours before I was going to leave :( High on painkillers I took...

10 Aug
10 more days to go

It is insane how time flies.. Almost seven months after coming back from Mexico, it is already time for me to pack my bags and head to another destination: South Korea! Although I am looking forward a lot to starting a life in my new...

21 May
Minor in South Korea!

Last week I finally recieved the last email from the Office of International Affairs, saying that I got accepted at Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea! I could not be more happier :) In the last phase of my study IBL at Avans 's Hertogenbosch, we have to...

25 Apr
Roadtrip to Belgium & France

Bonjour! Oui oui, after a few weeks in which I had exams, it was time to go on a roadtrip again. Together with my friends Inge, Nina and Charlotte, we planned a small trip to some Belgian and French coastline places. On the road! First stop:...

17 Mar
A day in Liège

As weeks passed by, my adventures got put on hold. When I returned from my half year away in Mexico, I got super busy right away with adapting back in The Netherlands, which honestly has not been an easy task. Planning, arriving on time, much...

24 Jan
Izamal, La Ciudad Amarilla

When my friends left for their next destinations, I suddenly was alllll alone in the big city Cancún. Lisse left on Friday, Hilde the next Friday and Floor on Sunday. Two more weeks in Mexico without my good friends that I had met here.. But, I...

23 Jan
Chiapas: San Cristóbal de las Casas

Hi there! Apologies for the delay of my post about our next stop: San Cristóbal de las Casas! Also located in the beautiful state Chiapas, of course. We continued our trip from Palenque on to this city more in the south. We read in our Lonely...

10 Jan
Chiapas: Palenque

After the amazing trip to Cuba, off to the next roadtrip! I worked extra hours at the office of my internship to be able to have three weeks of vacation, so I decided I should finally go to another state: Chiapas! I read about this...