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chronicles of a modern bohemian with itchy feet

Where to nap in Japan

Unlike most countries I’ve visited, booking ahead is a must while traveling in Japan. Especially if your planning your visit during the Spring. We’ve met several fellow-travelers being stuck in a city a little longer, because they couldn’t find accommodation for their next destination, or moving hostels because the place where they stayed couldn’t provide…

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Our ‘Epic’ Baby-moon

Sometimes I wish I could go back in time to high-five myself for past decisions and actions. First, I would go back to October 2014 and thank myself for saying ‘yes’ to going out for drinks with this witty guy. Next, I would go back to the beginning of June 2016 and congratulate us on the…

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Mobile Citizens of the World: 24h in Rotterdam.

Last weekend the boyfriend surprised me with a weekend abroad to celebrate our first year as a couple. By now he knows how I value experiences over material things. He also knows that I prefer experiences that take place beyond national borders. So he booked us a night at CitizenM in Rotterdam. Only a short drive from…

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The Monkey Hut

Take a 200m deep crater lake surrounded by a lush forest, add some howling monkeys, a dock, some more floating docks (aka “wooden islands”), toys (kayaks, tubes, hammocks,..) – not to forget the amazing sunrise – and you’ll get the most relaxed version of… well, me! Even though meeting great people is one of my…

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I know your type

That’s what he said, while showing us to our room. Funny how four little words can swipe a girl off her feet like that. The next words that did the trick were “you look beautiful in the morning”, baring in mind that my right eye was swollen big time thanks to 3 mosquito’s who bit my tiny…

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Turn On Your Love Light

Come as Guests, leave as Friends. This is one of the toughest posts to write. I have such great memories about Woodstock, that I hardly know where to begin. Let’s start with the breakfast. Because I love food. It is the first meal of the day, so I tend to be rather critical about it. Arriving on Nyepi, the…

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Walking with Elephants

Ok. We didn’t really intent to go and volunteer. In all honesty, the BF even hoped to ride an elephant when we decided to visit the Elephants Livelihood Initiative Environment E.L.I.E., located 20 minutes outside of Sen Monorom (Mondulkiri, Northeast Cambodia). Spending time with the elephants was superb. You get to wash them, walk with them,…

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