Time to update my VT-pages
In December 2008, me and my kids left NY back to our birth country; The Netherlands.
It will take me while to update all my pages, since it has been more than 5 years for me to really do anything with VT, it is time to get back on track, but that will most likely take me several months with two children demanding most of my time.
My first travel-experience was in my first year on earth, my parents took me to Canada. Although I have no clear memory of it, I have been to the Niagara Falls! Ever since I can remember I have enjoyed traveling. I can not imagine a life without it. My parents took my sister and me on trips, mostly to the Canary Islands, but also to Germany, Canada, London, Tunesia and the USA.
As a teenager I took short trips with my friends in Nederland and Belgium until I left for one year to live as an exchange student in Missouri, USA. It was fun to be part of a different culture, not always easy, but definatly interesting! When I came back I wanted to see Europe and traveled around with two friends. We went through Belgium, France, Italy, Greece, Austria, Slovakia, Poland, and after Berlin headed back home. It was my first budget-travel experience and I felt good traveling that way, I knew from then that I wanted to travel like that more often. I feel I become more creative when traveling on a budget, I meet more locals, because I often rely on their help, and it is more interesting since I feel I get a closer look at the culture.
China is until now my favourite, because of its diversity. China is a country of contrasts in many ways. Crowded cities, empty landscapes. The desert on one side, while they are having an ice-sculpture festival on the other. Buddhists and Muslims. I also enjoy countries with an interesting variety of food, well...China has lots of variety in that too!
Cambodia also has become very special to me, maybe most of all because I became pregnant somewhere between Phnom Penh and Battambang. I spent quite a few months here in 2004. The most precious memories are of the time at Srepok river in Mondulkiri. The walk through the jungle was rough, though, but very much worth the blisters!
My last trip was Cambodia. I left 9 February 2004 for BKK, from where I went go to Cambodia. I came back early July 2004. And my next one is New York City in September (again).
I hope you all enjoy what I have written and that it might be of some help to you. If you see anything that I should change, or mistakes that I have made, please let me know so that I can update it. And please, don't rate me if you don't read it or are just glancing through, I don't care about the ratings, I just want to write about my travels and enjoy.
Thanks and Enjoy!
My favorite destinations [and therefor my favorite pages] are:
ANGKOR in Cambodia
SULKAVA in Finland
NEW YORK CITY