During our December holidays, after visiting Hong Kong and Malaysia, we continued to the Philippines. We considered a few options, but decided to stick to the islands of Palawan in the South-West; mostly persuaded by the option to do some wreck diving and having read that it has some of the best island hopping in […]
After our passage through Hong Kong, we continued to Malaysia. Kim is an amazing researcher in her job, and that’s no different in our travel planning. She had found out what the best parts of Malaysia were in that time of year; apart from a few showers, we were able to avoid rain altogether. Kuala […]
When looking for flights to South East Asia, we found that travelling through Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific was the cheapest and most direct option. We decided to give ourselves a few days to explore Hong Kong rather than continuing straight to Malaysia. My brother-in-law, Devin, was also en route to South East Asia with […]
It had been a while since Kim and I had been on a trip that didn’t involve family visits. We love our family, but we also love exploring and road tripping, so after the stress of renovating our place, we went for a 9-day road trip. Coastal part We chose to do the longest leg […]
Cape Point near Cape Town is often perceived as the Southernmost tip of Africa, but it’s actually the Southwesternmost tip. The real Southernmost tip of Africa is Cape Agulhas. In February, when Kim’s mom came to visit, we went there for a long weekend. It was very stormy and windy, but the rugged scenery made […]
One of the big advantages of both Kim and me working remotely is that we aren’t tied to a single location. A few months ago, that meant that we were able to spend almost seven weeks in Europe without taking much leave. Itinerary I love living in South Africa, but at the same time, I do […]
The first ten days of our trip, we were in Vietnam. On the last day of 2016, we flew into Cambodia for the next half of our holiday. Start We arrived in Sihanoukville when the sun was already setting. It was New Year’s Eve, and we had no idea what to expect of this coast […]
Kim and I have family and friends all over the place. It’s great to visit them, and we love them, but it sometimes results in us exploring less than we’d like to. So we decided to go on a 3-week trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. The first ten days we spent in Vietnam, and we […]
My team consists out of people spread over three continents and several times zones. Once a year, we meet, and in 2016 we opted to go to Dublin, a city neither of us had been to before. The time together was great, and Dublin was a good scene for the event. The city has a […]
In May and June, we went to Europe, originally for just the WordCamp in Cologne, but we combined it with Kim doing research in Vienna, a short trip to Bratislava, visits to friends and family in Belgium, and a holiday in Estoril and Lisbon to celebrate our birthdays.
Around Christmas we went to visit Kim’s mom in Scotland, friends and family in Belgium, and some friends in London. We both had never been to Scotland or London before and it was a great time exploring these beautiful places.
The parents of friends have a house in Greyton, so we could have a cheap weekend away there. Great company and great scenery in this beautiful little town.
Even though I had seen many parts of South Africa, I had never been to the Western Coast, so for our birthday weekend, Kim and I went to the peaceful Paternoster. The winter sun gave a lot of great light.
Kim’s brother lives in Harare (Zimbabwe) and we went to visit him, but of course also took some time to visit the beautiful Victoria Falls and view this wonder from both then Zambian and Zimbabwean side.
A few months after arriving to South Africa, we hiked up Stellenbosch Mountain and pitched our tents. It was windy and freezing, but we got a great story out of it. On the way up I thought I was going to have to give up, being unfit and carrying a 10kg bag. I however made […]
I’ve been on Youth Camps (both as participant and as leader) tons of times. The last time was a few weeks before I left Belgium for South Africa, and we went to Czech Republic with its beautiful Prague.
I’m someone who rarely takes snapshots with my camera – I mostly carry it to events. Here are a few of my rare snapshots.
Celebrating Christmas and New Year with friends and family in Belgium.
In 2012 I came to South Africa for the first time. Kim and I did a road trip along these places: Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Hermanus, Plettenberg Bay, Coffee Bay, Sani Pass (Lesotho), Swaziland, Marloth Park, Inhambane (Mozambique), Kruger National Park, Waterval Boven, Johannesburg. It was a great intro to what is now my home country.
Outside of places in Belgium and South Africa, Amsterdam is the city Kim and I have been to the most often. We both love the cosy city centre, the great museums and the interesting crowd.