In November 2021 I handed over the lease of the house I lovingly restored and happily lived in for a year in Heyang to my friend Chang. I didn’t know …
First impressions of the Street of Eternal Happiness in Shanghai. A world away from life in a Yunnan village – or maybe not?
I’m writing this on a quiet and cold Sunday in the warm Amsterdam house of a friend. I have to eat my words from the last blog post – the …
A quick recap of 2022 and a look at what might be in store in 2023. It was a quiet year despite all the travel and ambitions.
The answer to a question that I have received many times before and after my return to Europe to settle in a new country – why Bulgaria?
Finding my Balkan beat – building a rhythm of freelance work, travel and study.
On the road, pondering the unfairness of my privilege and freedom to travel while a war has started next door in Ukraine.
After returning from Amsterdam to Bulgaria with a nasty bout of Covid I discover why gong fu cha is still a great experience – even without taste or smell.
I have arrived in my new home country – Bulgaria! First impressions are mostly about feeling free, funny words and food.
How to wrap up four and a half years of living and working in China – this love won’t let me go.