This new year started with a great party with champagne, fireworks, laughs and friends. With the great plans on the way including (but not limited to) finishing my last subjects and projects, hopefully start graduating in September and of course moving! Although it is hard to top 2016, I am looking forward to it. So … Continue reading A new year
I've been back home for mere months and I've been fully emerged into the life of studying. It has been strange being back. I am working on great projects like helping a company address a contamination and writing an article about multi-resistant bacteria. It is all interesting but does not compete with the research in New … Continue reading Settling
Tomorrow we are taking the bus to Jakarta and then flying home in the middle of the night to arrive in Amsterdam on Sunday after an 18 hour flight. I will be back home in less than 48 hours. Crazy. Seven months have flown by. Tomorrow I’ll miss you, remember I’ll always be true. And … Continue reading While I’m away, I’ll write home everyday.
After a very long train ride of eight hours, we arrived in Bandung where we were immediately flooded by people "kind enough" to bring us to our hotel. Our bags were placed in a car before we could say anything. Luckily the driver was kind and the ride was not overly expensive. We are accidentally … Continue reading Java | Bandung
In the last couple of days we have learnt how to batik and how to weave using bamboo. We have also visited the silver crafting area and met Slamet’s family; Slamet has been our driver during the last couple of days and he has been very kind and welcoming. We also went fishing so my … Continue reading Java | Around Yogyakarta
We are staying in a lovely hotel in the middle of Yogyakarta after we decided to leave the apartment we were staying in. The beautiful mansion turned out to be infested with insects; making it impossible to cook in the outside kitchen [beetles kept falling into the food], to sleep [wild animals were crawling on … Continue reading Java | Yogyakarta, Borobudur and Prambanan
The day began with going to the Minimart to get something to drink. The Minimart also had an ATM machine, this came in handy. After one and two transactions, we wanted to do a third (we could only pin a minimal amount at the time). My card went in, I pressed 'confirm', my card came … Continue reading Bali | Tanah Lot & Butterfly garden