• Kyanjin Ri
    Confessions of a travel blogger

    5 Things I learned while traveling in Nepal

    Things I learned during my trip to Nepal – confessions of a travel blogger Hello, I’m home again! For a few days already by the way, but I decided to extend my vacation by a few more days. Apart from occasionally posting a social media message, I did almost nothing online. Most of all acclimatize back home again (especially to the nice and warm here in the Netherlands!), but also the horror that is called pollen allergies and I’ve enjoyed some outdoor time with my boyfriend after being away for two weeks.     Even though I truly enjoyed my trip to Nepal, it didn’t really go as planned. Far…

  • digital nomad life
    Confessions of a travel blogger,  Sunday social travel talk

    The disillusion that’s called digital nomad life

    It’s about time for me to speak up. Really speak up that is. Digital nomad life was a big disillusion for me. Nine months I tried it and deep in my heart I already knew after a few months: this is not my future. I love to travel and love to write and still want to continue traveling but just not as a digital nomad anymore.   A few years ago the so-called ‘digital nomad life style’ seemed to be popping up everywhere. Whoever scrolled through social media or read popular magazines saw pictures and/or stories of entrepreneurs working location independent in the most tropical places on the world, sipping…

  • Confessions of a travel blogger,  Sunday social travel talk

    How I’m doing … one year later!

    Wow … time flies when you’re having fun! A few years ago I used to share quite a few personal stories on We12travel, however over the past one and a half years I cut down on that. Because I didn’t want to share too many personal details anymore, because I was not proud of the burnout that I was diagnosed with and because I traveled the world for no less than nine months. A reader who contacted me on Facebook recently, reminded me about a blog that I wrote almost a year ago but never translated into English. Reading this blog made me think of what happened over the past…

  • Confessions of a travel blogger

    America … here I come!

    I realize it has been awfully quiet on the blog. Although this never was my intention, it just seemed to happen that my Dutch articles don’t really get translated anymore because it was just too time consuming over the past couple of months. However, from Friday on I’m leaving my office job behind and I’m finally able to travel and write at the same time, something I’ve been looking forward to forever.   My journey to America is about to start at the end of this week. I’ve got four more days in the office coming up, then I’ll pack my bag and the next day I’ll be flying to…