Goodbye Asia …

After two months spent in Asia It is time to say goodbye and move one. It was an amazing experience and now I fully understand why so many travellers are heading to this region. It is safe, hassle free and easy to travel, with people being nice, easy going, smiling all the time and being…

Photo story from Cambodia

After a long and wordy post about my meditation course, here are some pictures to feast your eyes on local colour of Cambodia and Thailand.

10 days of mind training, aloe vera & much more

“Donnnnng, donnnnng, donnnnnng, donnnnnng”. I open my eyes slightly and realise this is the first of the 10 mornings with a 4am wake-up call in order to start the first morning meditation at 4.30 am. True to my old habit I just turn around and close my eyes to steal another 15 or 20 minutes of…

Tiny little piece of paradise…

…. that I found here on island Ko Chang in Thailand in order to recharge my batteries before leaving South-east Asia behind me in a couple of days…. A very basic bungalows, but amazingly “loungy” restaurant over the sea, all in wood, with many smaller terraces. A truly  hidden corner, away from resorts and tourist…

Status update after a while

Enjoying the sound of the rain on this misty morning with a book in my hands on a balcony of a hut, under palm trees… It is a morning after sharing a bed with a stranger this night… with Michelle from UK that I met on the mini van to Ko Chang (Thailand) who was…

Temples of Angkor – giving it another chance

It has cooled down here a bit for the second time since I am here (if you ask Cambodians it is really cold – and indeed, mornings and evenings are chilly), so today was a perfect day to visit the temple complex of Angkor again, after the disappointment I have experienced with my first visit….

Days like back home in Brussels – almost

This past week was my last week here with CCDO and as the group of American volunteers has left, we made sure I got new tasks. Besides editing and selecting best photos for CCDO to have some of them hanging on the walls of their office, I also got involved in making-new-projects a reality, where…

Lively streets of Siem Reap

Some impressions from yesterday’s very lively streets of Siem Reap 🙂 There was a parade of giant puppets made out of paper and created by kids from various schools and socially responsible communities.  

Bringing joy in children’s lives

If someone would tell me before leaving on this trip that I would spend almost 2 full weeks with a group of older American volunteers (the oldest was 77-yup, you read it correctly), I would probably laugh out loud and say “No way”. But it is exactly what happened! It turned out that I arrived…