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We are moving on…

We are moving on…

The time has come to move on, literally… Our project in the “toko” is almost finished after more than one year. The things we still need to complete can be done from remote so we decided to continue our journey. Travelling to a place where creative minds, innovative ideas, and like-minded people are default. That place is called Yogyakarta… Yogyakarta is a student city that has a great vibe, also for tourists. Great and cheap food, some of the best…

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Sharing is caring!

Sharing is caring!

Dear readers! We have now launched our first ecotourism project. The intention of all this is to protect the forest next to our village and everyone living in it. Humans, primates, birds, insects, and plants… Ecotourism is a good way of giving a sustainable income to the current and the next generations. We need to change the current way of tourism and we need to guide the people in the right direction by showing how. By your visit and contribution,…

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Warm greetings…and a Dutch visitor!

Warm greetings…and a Dutch visitor!

Sometimes this blog feels like every post is solely a sign of life. In its essence, it is, but it’s also more than that. When writing a new post or story we let you know what’s going on on the other side of the world and what keeps us busy. For the moment not much, except the toko project obviously. Every day is like the next one and like the previous one, maybe similar to the working people amongst us….

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A Country Of Extremes Part II : The Ugly

A Country Of Extremes Part II : The Ugly

DISCLAIMER: this article is based on personal experiences and things in it are biased because of the country of origin of the person. Therefore it is absolutely not the truth. It is more like a perspective on a living experience in another country that is very different from the country of origin of the person writing this.   Let me tell you. The difference between visiting Indonesia as a tourist and living there is huge. It’s a different world. People…

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A Country Of Extremes Part I : The Good

A Country Of Extremes Part I : The Good

Indonesia is not like what I thought it was. It has exceeded some of my expectations on both the positive and negative side. Being here for almost half a year gives me a better insight into the lifestyle of Indonesian people and how they do what they do… Comparing my western lifestyle with everyday life here keeps me thinking, every day. And that is exactly the problem… Indonesians are the most careless people I have met and it’s exactly that…

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The Toko

The Toko

Being in Indonesia for almost 4 months now, I have enough stuff in my head to write a book. The culture, the village life, the people, the good, bad and the ugly. It’s all part of this diverse and lively country. As promised in our last post we wanted to show you around in our everyday office, the family business store (store in Indonesian is “toko“).This toko has been around for several decades. If you’ve been to Asia you might…

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A sign of life…

A sign of life…

Hi guys! It’s been a while since our last post. We’ve been traveling for 3 weeks with my cousin in October. We explored a big part of Java and the island of Flores together. Wonderful Indonesia! Now that we are back home it’s time for “kerja, kerja, kerja” like the Indonesian president “Djokowi” would say. That means “work, work, work”. We have started to inventorize the store bit by bit. It’s still going to take a very long time but…

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Selamat datang di Indonesia!

Selamat datang di Indonesia!

After a bumpy ride, I made it to Indonesia around 3 weeks ago. I’m still integrating and struggling with the language but my bowel system seems to have adapted to the local cuisine. Fingers crossed… Some of our readers wondered where I ended up exactly. How is your life now? What changed and how is life different there?… Well, life is quite different here to say the least. The food, the culture, the people, the mindset, the habits. Many things for…

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