trails & tribulations

by Jakob


‘Happy dance’ made by Crutches. Yep, I’m in a couple of times too, thx Crutches!

Post tagged with: ‘tropics’ - Published on Tuesday June 24 2014 at 10:18 AM

All Hands Volunteers, Project Leyte, Philippines

Post tagged with: ‘tropics’ - Published on Wednesday May 21 2014 at 4:31 AM

Almost there

More than 11 hours later I am in Singapore again, and that feels good! I have only one fly-stage to go, but first I chill out a bit on this beautiful airport. I buy a snack, smoke a cigarette and update facebook. Also the time flies … it’s almost time to check in for the […]

Post tagged with: ‘tropics’ - Published on Wednesday March 19 2014 at 9:07 PM

I want to volunteer!

and so I decided to volunteer: Congratulations – your application to volunteer as part of All Hands’ Philippines Response has been received! We are working hard to process requests as quickly as possible and will be in touch shortly with more information. In the meantime you can see all the latest updates right here. Hope […]

Post tagged with: ‘tropics’ - Published on Saturday January 4 2014 at 5:46 PM


Singapore, quite a contrast compared to Phnom Penh … Singapore makes me initially think of Europe, to be more specific: a hot summer day in Europe, this impression changed soon when I was in the center of Singapore: numerous high and modern skyscrapers stand close together and where there is some place left building activities […]

Post tagged with: ‘tropics’ - Published on Sunday December 30 2012 at 4:30 PM

Phnom Penh

From within the bus I watch the landscape of Cambodia: very flat, many rice fields, houses on high stilts, it all looks green and friendly. The majority of the ride is on a well maintained or perhaps new road, only the last part of the journey is on a unpaved road and the clouds of […]

Post tagged with: ‘tropics’ - Published on Monday December 24 2012 at 4:33 PM

The ruins of Angkor, Cambodia

The 4000 islands in Laos are beautiful, but four days being lazy is a bit too much for me, so I decided to take a bus to Siem Reap in Cambodia. A longtail-boat would pick me up at for about 8 o’clock in the morning to bring me to the main-land. In Laos everything goes […]

Post tagged with: ‘tropics’ - Published on Friday December 21 2012 at 2:33 AM

Laos (the 4000 Islands)

After a long train ride, with a few stopovers in Hat Yai and Bangkok, I arrived in Nong Kkai, a border town near Vientiane in Laos. With a group of fellow travelers we took a Tuk Tuk to the border for our ‘visa on arrival’.

Post tagged with: ‘tropics’ - Published on Sunday December 16 2012 at 3:30 PM

Back in KL, feels like home, but still getting lost

I don’t know what went wrong, but I booked a ticket to Hatyai in Thailand, but my luggage was checked out in Kuala Lumpur and to get my luggage back I first had to check myself in Malaysia again. When I got my luggage I didn’t have much time left, “what the heck”, I thought. […]

Post tagged with: ‘tropics’ - Published on Saturday December 8 2012 at 9:03 PM


I love these animals. Not only because they eat the mosquitos but they are also quite funny to observe. They have become a bit of my mascot.

Post tagged with: ‘tropics’ - Published on Wednesday December 5 2012 at 11:30 PM

Silimalombu, Lake Toba, Sumatra (again)

After a brief stopover in Kuala Lumpur I arrived in Medan, the capital of Sumatra. From the airport I walked to my guesthouse, the same guesthouse I had a year ago. It felt like I was here yesterday and at the same time I felt amazed to be back here. I bought some snacks at […]

Post tagged with: ‘tropics’ - Published on Wednesday November 14 2012 at 6:53 AM

Sabah, Borneo Malaysia

Kota Kinalabu … op een of andere manier had ik het mij heel anders voorgesteld (overigens niet in negatieve zin): ik had van te voren weinig informatie ingewonnen over deze stad en omgeving, ik had alleen van andere reizigers gehoord dat de eilanden vlakbij fantastisch mooi zijn, waar je geweldig kunt duiken etc. Kortom: klonk […]

Post tagged with: ‘tropics’ - Published on Monday October 29 2012 at 9:34 AM

Krabi and the Andaman sea

The rain is pouring from the sky, it’s clearly: it’s the rain-season in Thailand. Together with Henry and Sabine we try to entertain ourselfs on the cozy balcony of the Nature View Guesthouse. It looks like the weather in the coming days remains this way, but anyway, the rainy season has its advantages: everything is […]

Post tagged with: ‘tropics’ - Published on Monday September 24 2012 at 2:30 PM
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