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Stories of the places we see and the people we meet.

Journal entries

Imsouane Is A Little Slice of Paradise

Imsouane Is A Little Slice of Paradise

Hey you, Let's start of with a picture of this place to get you going. Ellis watching the surfers (there are many) And this was our guest house. We were right on top of the sea, and when it was high tide, the place was packed with surfers fighting for a wave. As you...

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Thank God for Climate Change

Thank God for Climate Change

We're kidding. We're kidding. We aren't actually glad that climate change exists. Don't hate us. We aren't thrilled that the earth is warming at an alarming pace. Or, are we? No. We can't be happy that the summers are growing longer and the days are getting hotter....

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Tallinn Nights, Better Days

Tallinn Nights, Better Days

There are two guys with us here on this stand facing the beach. I say beach but don’t picture miles and miles of sand being washed over by soothing waves. It’s not like that. It’s a small strip of sand in the middle of Tallinn. But it’s nice. The two guys, they’re...

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The Most Interesting Family in the World

The Most Interesting Family in the World

“What’s that?” She asks the way any four-year old girl would ask, all pointing fingers and standing really close. She is a four-year old girl, true, but she’s not like most of them. She not shy, she’s not afraid, she knows what a ‘chrysalis’ is, and I don’t. She...

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Thank Tourists for the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Thank Tourists for the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

I wake up early here. Normally it’s because the light is better. It makes photographs come alive. Now it’s because of a different reason as well: tourists. And yes, we’re tourists here too, and yes I’m also taking pictures. But you’ve got to have been to Tallinn’s old...

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Sound of Crabs

Sound of Crabs

“There’s this sound it makes when it goes over the crabs. It’s different.” We laugh, loudly. She’s right though. They have this funny-looking contraption. It’s a rake, yet longer, maybe 2,5 meters and they attached a sheet of chicken wire to it. And when you pull it...

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The Porridge People

The Porridge People

Traveling ever onwards we left yet another country behind after too short a time. Too short to get to know it well enough, too short to meet enough of its lovely people. Too short find all its hidden treasures. But as we slide smoothly into the ocean on a humongous...

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Everyman’s right to own a summer home

Everyman’s right to own a summer home

We come from a small country, me and Ellis. It’s almost comically small. Driving from one side to the other only takes a couple of hours and so every distance we have to travel for things like work, visiting family, seeing a band, seems long. Sometimes excruciatingly...

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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.

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