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A buddha statue 'looking out' over Golden Bay

Living between hippies in Golden Bay

Golden Bay is New Zealand’s paradise for hippies. After the Queen Charlotte Track we return to Nelson, back to the Foot Prints Lodge, close to the beach, where we find-out that Lorain, the Irish girl, and Massut (Iran) are still there. They’ve got some company of James (UK), Corry (Canada) and Antony (New Zealand). With […]

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View over Queen Charlotte Sound

Hiking Queen Charlotte Track: undiscovered New Zealand

The Queen Charlotte Track (71 kilometers) runs through the Marlborough Sounds; a national park that most tourist who visited New Zealand miss out on. Too bad, because this nature reserve, in the most Northern Point of the Southern Island has everything a lover of the outdoors can wish for: beautiful views, azure, blue bays, steep climbs, flourishing vegetation […]

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My life in Rome: shooting yoga videos with Sara Bigatti

My life in Rome, Italy (video)

My life in Rome is history, El Puertito de Guimar on Tenerife is the new ‘now’. After three weeks of shooting videos for Sara Bigatti’s La Scimmia Yoga and shooting online video classes for my own YouTube channel Dutch Smiling Yogi I moved on. Tenerife is my new home. For now. I ended up in a […]

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Mount Egmond; normally to be seen from New Plymouth. Now hidden in clouds

New Zealand: surfing in Sandy Bay

After our diving trip at the Poor Knights Islands we’re planning to leave the Northland behind us and go South: to surf in New Playmouth. Jeroen Jongejans, owner of Dive Tutukaka, however advises us not to go South: too cold. If it’s surfing we’re after we might as well stay around and go to Sandy […]

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Zeppole; an Italian sweet delicacy; eaten with Eastern

Zeppole an Italian Easter delicacy

Zeppole is an Italian delicacy eaten in the period of Easter. Traditionally they were made on St. Joseph’s Day which falls on March 19th. Saint Joseph was the husband of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. Making Joseph the foster-father. Probably because Zeppole is so nice they are eaten up until Eastern. Around Christmas Zeppole […]

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Touring around in Goa.

Digital nomads: Working hard in paradise

Ocean, beach, three yoga shalas to practice in, beautiful people around me, amazing food and every day sun and heat. I’ve been living in paradise in the last few months, but I’ve been working hard in paradise as well. I’ve been on the road now for fourteen months. Well, more or less. Legally I have […]

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 The wake-board bay in New Zealand; close to Goat Island

New Zealand: Wake-boarding at sea 

As soon as we’re back from our snorkeling trip, our disappointment about the poor under water life we’ve just witnessed in the Okakari Point Marine Reserve is gone. The little hike back to the camping makes up for it. The big, green paddocks make us feel small and vain and a nice silence falls over […]

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