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We Slept On Southeast Asia’s Biggest Landfill (And It Was Wonderful)
There are flies. Flies everywhere. Thousands of them, I’m not exaggerating, not today. A literal fuckton of flies are swarming all around us. It’s not us they’re after, but all the trash, mountains of the stuff. Actual mountains. There’s so much trash; cans, carpets,...
A Whale Shark Adventure
A whale shark isn’t a whale and doesn’t much look like a shark. Go figure. Also, whale sharks are not scary. Sharks, for the most part, are not scary. Important for the well-being of all sea life? Yes. Out for your blood? Not so much. We were lucky enough to find all...
Walking the coastline of Morocco, near Imsouane, I come across some puppies, all alone in the sand dunes and melt at the sight of their button eyes looking up at me. Seeing these puppies by themselves arouses in me a motherly instinct to help them, to keep them safe...
A Different Penalty
On the island of Java, in Indonesia’s third-largest city, Bandung stands a prison complex on the outskirts of town. Behind the high walls, barbed wire, and ever-locked doors sit, eat, sleep, repeat some 300 boys, aged 16 to 21. They are there for real offenses, yes,...
Albania, Discovering Wonderland (Part 3)
The First Tourists As I wrote in part 2 of our Albania story I have a bad case of expectations. I try to figure out how my life, my week, my day will go and fail immensely at that task. Our time in Theth was no different. When we last met we were on the way to...
Albania, Discovering Wonderland (Part 2)
I suffer from expectations. While I don’t think it’s a rare disease I’m afraid I have a pretty bad case and there are precious few situations where my imagination doesn’t run away from me at such a fearless pace that, for a moment, I believe it won’t ever return....
The Danger of Not Belonging
If we don’t want to be part of the team, we won’t listen to anything. That’s dangerous.
How To Be Lonely
These are strange times, where loneliness is just an isolated day away — how can we handle it?
Hello there! We are Ellis and Martijn and we’re traveling the world on our never-ending honeymoon. To keep ourselves busy we help charities for free and write about it on this website. Feel free to look around.