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Sjeezes, wat is een jaar kort! Het lijkt wel gisteren dat ik op Schiphol stond met mijn 2 grote tassen, klaar voor een jaar vol avontuur, nieuwe ervaringen, mensen, culturen en zelfreflectie. Hier zit ik nu dan, achter mijn tablet, in Leuven, te bekomen van de hectiek van verhuizen, poetsen en de o zoveel spullen…

Beautiful Bali – yoga retreat

After Thailand and my meditation course, this was another milestone in my journey. Inspired by the book of Elizabeth Gilbert ‘Eat Pray Love’, I was expecting to find spirituality in Bali. Actually it’s not the ‘pray’ part if I would make a comparison, because I had that in Java. And the ‘eat’ I experienced in…

Java – Jakarta & Yogyakarta

Indonesia ia so big! I found it hard to decide how to spend my time and how to devide it between Java and Bali. My fantasy would run wild when thinking of Bali: lush green ricefields, yogis and yoginis, healthy raw food, spirituality,… But Java is so big and beautiful. Even in and around Bogor,…

Dhamma Java – Vipassana meditation

I have been looking forward to this moment for a long time. Since beginning of december to be precise. Reading lots of stories about it, meeting people who have done it before me, it got me more and more curious! I didn’t feel nervous, even tough I knew there were a lot of rules and…

Bangkok – little, less fancy Singapore

With a little sadness I had left Pai, but knowing that I would meet Rachel (the girl I had met on Koh Lanta, American teacher living and working in Bangkok) again I also had something to look forward to. It would be a pretty long journey. The bus from Pai to Chiang Mai took 3…

Pai. I was there. All of me was there.

My journey to Pai started on the wrong foot. But I just used my other foot insead. This was definitely my favorite place in the whole wide Adrianaworld. As I left my guesthouse – they just don’t use the word hostel around here – I was picked up by a minivan and shortly after we…

Chiang Mai – 7 times different

After exploring the neighbouring landscapes it was time for me to spend some time in the old city within the wall and explore the city properly. I chose a very good hostel in the North-East corner within the square, called Jaidii Guesthouse (Moon Muang Rd Lane 6). It is one of the few with its…

5 things to do in Bosang, just outside Chiang Mai

Hooray! I’ve made it to the North of Thailand. I was looking forward to this region because I had the feeling this is what Thailand is really about. I was right. As I landed, I managed to get in touch with Angkana via Couchsurfing. It was a long time since I’ve used this tool ánd…

Thailand – Koh Phangan

If you google this island, the majority of results you get are about the Full Moon Party. Oh not another party island, please! But if you search a little further you can also find a lot of yoga studios, at least 4 kitesurfing schools, boat tours, snorkeling, diving,… The only reason I came to this…

Thailand – Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta should be a relaxed island. Still, like every island it has its particular party beach, but if you know which one it is, you can perfectly avoid it. And that I did!  The first things I look up in a new place: yoga studio, coffeebar, good restaurants. The day I arrived, I’ve spent…

Thailand – Koh Phi Phi

Setting sail from Phuket port to beautiful Koh Phi Phi! A very short daytrip to see the beaches, walk around and have lunch and then continue to Koh Lanta. Yes, that was the plan! I started talking to the girl that took this shot. We sat next to each other for almost 3 hours, both…

Thailand – Phuket

I have been waiting to get to Thailand for a long time? Why? Because fo the Thai massages & curries. I should have done a little more research tough for my starting point. I chose badly: Phuket. It wasn’t so bad tough, but if you only have 3 weeks to spend in this country, I…