Interview by Leontien Aarnoudse
Nucleair power, limited freedom of speech, human rights abuses – is this all we know about Iran? Isn’t there a world behind these controversial news headlines? What do we really know about Iran and its people, its culture and the daily life? A couple from the Netherlands wanted to find out themselves and explored Iran: “There’s so much we didn’t know about this country, because all we see and hear is politics in Iran. During our visit, we learned about the history, culture and people and how the Iranians view the world. It changed our view of things.” Five Q&As about their trip. (more…)
By Leontien Aarnoudse
Around the world in 80 days is the unforgettable story of Jules Verne, who impressed the world in the 19th century with the speed of his journey. Nowadays, however, there is more of a need for making a difference than speeding from one corner of the world to another. Like a trip around the world by bike, for example. James and his wife Tracey made an impressive Giant Bike Tour like that. During 800 days, they explored the world by traveling “slowly”, which enabled them to meet people and observe everything in greater detail. I asked James five questions about their adventurous, sustainable way of travelling. (more…)
By Sanne Breimer
“That looks like a resort where you’ll meet a lot of people on their honeymoon. Single travellers like you must feel very alone…”. That’s what my boyfriend told me, when I was surfing the internet looking for places to practice yoga in Thailand. How encouraging to visit this place by myself at the end of my holiday! But as single travellers win battles against their fears all the time, I decided to visit this pearl in the The Land of Smile. Did loneliness become a part of me there? Not for a single moment. Surrounded by friendly people, beautiful nature, good yoga and delicious food all the ingredients where there to feed my body and mind. (more…)
By Eeke Helder
Israel is a land full of contrasts. There are the well-known religious and geographical differences, old buildings next to hyper-modern flats, and there is a sense of direction and purpose next to no direction or purpose at all. It’s a thrilling country where for some people everything seems possible, but at the same time it’s a restricted sad place because of all the pain and losses for all sides that have roomed the land for so long. But there are moments when people come closer to each other, especially at night when they go out for drinking or dancing.