• plog,  Sunday social travel talk

    October recap: 4 countries in 4 weekends!

    While contemplating the past 6 months on a never ending train ride home earlier this week, I was wondering about the craziness of my travels these days. While I thought traveling from Norway to Curaçao to Turin within 2 weeks back in June was pretty insane, I can’t help but think that October was even more hectic. During the week I worked and in the weekends, I traveled. Four different countries in four weekends. Packing on Friday (or any other day), leaving the next morning, back on Sunday night and unpacking on Monday. Then work, gym, sleep and packing again. My friends have a hard time keeping track of where…

  • Mountainous Monday,  Netherlands

    Mountainous Monday: Vaalserberg – Holland’s Highest!

    As found on Wikipedia: “There is no universally accepted definition of a mountain. Elevation, volume, relief, steepness, spacing and continuity have been used as criteria for defining a mountain. In the Oxford English Dictionary a mountain is defined as “a natural elevation of the earth surface rising more or less abruptly from the surrounding level and attaining an altitude which, relatively to the adjacent elevation, is impressive or notable.” When figuring out what our next Mountainous Monday should be about, the best idea seemed our own highest mountain. However, since it’s only 322,7 meters above sealevel (yes, do note the ,7 … a very important 70 centimeters for the Dutch!) we weren’t sure…