Yet another blog…

I’ve started many blogs before and deleted equally many. None of my earlier personal blogs have survived to this day, except some course blogs that I’ve opened for a specific course and that have since then become part of the structure of the forgotten web. I have full confidence (as I’ve always had with every blog that I’ve started) that this won’t happen to this blog. This blog will be different; this blog will have a purpose. This blog has a story to tell.

As a researcher I get to travel a lot to conferences, workshops and other events. Some might say that I have to travel, but I think that traveling is one of the benefits of the job. I get to see remarkable places, taste amazing food, and meet interesting people from all over the world. Sometimes I’ve been in awkward situations on these travels, sometimes even a bit dangerous, and quite often hilarious situations. I’ve seen of the good, bad and ugly in the world. This blog is about those situations and unforgettable incidents that I’ve thought will make a great story later on and about the places, people and animals that are too beautiful and too amazing not to share.

Sossusvlei in the Namib-Naukluft National Park in Namibia

In the coming weeks and months I’ll be writing about a mugging in Beijing, the confused American that didn’t know which country he was in, and about the time I rescued a Frenchman in the Namib-Naukluft desert. I’m also going to write about the beauty of Taj Mahal, the serenity of cremations in Kathmandu, and perhaps the caipirinhas enjoyed in good company in a rooftop bar in Rio de Janeiro. Stay tuned.

Disclaimer: This blog will be updated very irregularly. Views and opinions expressed in this blog are my own, as are all the photos published here, unless otherwise stated.

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