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In this category there will be stories that are all about my own personal adventurous. What I experienced while I was abroad, all the preparations needed for my travels, finding an internship, submitting for an minor, looking for a company I can do my thesis.

Preparations

There is an exciting new adventure coming! What are the thing is need to prepare before I can go? From on this time my trips will be mainly to the tropics, that means that there is a variety of tropical diseases. I have to make sure that I am well prepared for these diseases. Most of the times that means vaccinations :( . And is my equipment still up-to-date enough? do I need to buy something new, or do I need to replace something? And the most important part, is al my paperwork done to even get on the plain without any trouble?

Internship? Minor? Thesis?

What are the things I have to do so I can find a internship that fits my goals, and the goals my school set up for us. And my minor, am I going to follow it in Holland, in Europe or on the other side of the world? What are the costs that I can expect? Is it even possible what I want? Time for the last part of my study, time for the thesis! what to I want to investigate? where do I want to do it? Can I found a company that is willing to give me the opportunity? In my personal blogs I will come back to all of these subjects, giving you updates about where I’m going and how fare I am with all the preparations.

Stories abroad

And of course I am going to provide you with updates about how I am experiencing my adventurous abroad. It will nog always be as regular as I wish, simply because I will be on remote places a lot of my time.

Weekend at Dovrefjell

Weekend at Dovrefjell

National park Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella   I’m currently studying in Norway for 5 months, and that means also enjoying all the beautiful things Norway has to offer me. And last weekend that meant spending 2 days in national park Dovrefjell. The national park of the musk oxen… It was about 2,5 hours driving from my campus in Evenstad, For Norwegian terms that is pretty close by… for Dutch terms, it is really far. But with good friends and good views, we were there…

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Photography day!

Photography day!

Day of Photography! 19th of August 2018 was the day of photography. That means that today 20th of August I’m one day too late… But that does not mean I will wait for another year to pass by. I will still post this blog about the day of photography and I thought it would be nice to show my favourite photo’s from my recent trips! The last few years I have made a couple of trips abroad, both for myself…

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The short road trip to Norway

The short road trip to Norway

Hello there! It has been a bit quiet on this website but not without a reason. The last few weeks I have been busy with all the last preparations.  For the coming months, I will be studying in Norway! At this moment I’m sitting behind my desk in my room on campus in far remote Norway, watching the rain pouring down. Cannot imagine a better time to start writing down everything I had experienced during our short road trip to…

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Horse riding in Uganda

Horse riding in Uganda

Before I went home on my last day in Jinja, Uganda I decided that I was going to do a horse riding tour. Back at home, I have been riding horses a lot. So I gave myself up as experience and for 3 hours. Without realizing that is has been quite a while ago. And therefore, my legs, but and belly muscles were not used to sitting in a saddle anymore. Not even thinking about 3 hours long! But I…

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Climbing the Ben Nevis

Climbing the Ben Nevis

When I was on holiday in Scotland back in summer 2017 we have climbed the Ben Nevis. It was more like a joke than a well-prepared plan. At the end of the morning, we were really close to Ben Nevis and we thought, well why not have a quick look? We reached the starting point and after having a look at the map we said to each other let’s walk up to the lake to have a look and then…

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Rafting on the Nile

Rafting on the Nile

After I finished my trip throughout Uganda I had a few days left in Jinja. Both my mom and my boyfriend couldn’t pick me up from the airport back home, so I had to book a few days later. On the other side, life in the tropics is never a problem. And I had on goal left in Uganda: Rafting. I had one free afternoon, one full day and the one almost full day left before I had to go…

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The mighty mountain gorilla

The mighty mountain gorilla

I still have to pinch myself when thinking about it… I have seen the endangered mountain gorillas! After my internship I did two weeks travel throughout Uganda, to see some more of the country before flying back home. Visiting one of the gorilla families is something you have to plan months in ahead. There are limited people allowed every day to visit the gorillas. Every gorilla family will be visited once a day by a group of maximum 7 people, excluded…

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99% human. As close as you can get.

99% human. As close as you can get.

When I was doing my trip throughout Uganda I went on a chimpanzee tracking. In other words, we went out for a walk towards the place the chimpanzees should be. After looking around, communicating with other rangers and listening to their screaming, we found them! Before I tell you about my experience and thoughts during this track, first some more information about the similarity between these chimpanzees and humans. The exact percentages of identical DNA are something scientists are still…

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The big 5!

The big 5!

During my stay in Uganda I joined a safari tour, and on that tour we have seen the complete big five. I was beyond excited about that, so happy that I decided te tell something about the big five. And to show some of the pictures I took from them 🙂 So, the big five obviously contains five different animal species: The Elephant (Loxodonta africana) The Rhino (Rhinocerotidae) The Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) The Lion (Panthera leo) The Leopard ( Panthera pardus)…

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Trip to Suriname!

Trip to Suriname!

Hello!   It has been a bit quiet over here the last weeks, I’m sorry about that! But it wasn’t without a reason, I was in Surinam 🙂 Not just for fun, although I had a lot, we went to Surinam with school. So that meant that it was some busy weeks, doing a lot of forest inventory, both in the education forest as in the community forest and other research. But also having a lot of fun in the forest…

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