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Gazing into the distance I finally saw it. ‘Right there!’, a macaque monkey jumps skillfully from one palm tree to another. It’s 6 in the morning and we are standing on top of a hill, peering over an infinite landscape covered with rice paddies. The rising sun is trying its best to dispel the fog, […]
Bali, an island some people will say is too popular. Most millennial backpackers even skip this island, because ‘there is no authenticity anymore’. Since I have interned on the island of the Gods for 5 months, I’ve been asked many times if it really is that toursty. Truth is that I will always defend the […]
Coffee, tea and chocolate: three things I wouldn’t want to live without. I’m basically a green-tea addict and as I’m not quite a morning person, I need my coffee in the morning in order to function. As you probably know, most of these products are grown in tropical countries. Today, many fair trade farms and plantations […]
Diving (responsibly) is one of my favorite activities to do when I’m traveling. In fact, I tend to pick my destinations based on whether or not they have good diving spots. I got my PADI Open Water license on Gili Trawangan, a small island west of Lombok. Once underwater I immediately fell in love with […]
Backpacking is not as bad for the environment as you might think. Studies recently showed that backpackers are even quite sustainable, without being aware of it. This statement got me thinking, because fact is that I am a backpacker as well. The headline got stuck in my head for days. Though when I tried to look […]
Hi! I’m Iris.
A travel addict- obviously! I got the ‘travel bug’ from strolling empty beaches, having conversations with locals and diving into new, exciting cultures. Through this blog I’m sharing my story with you, hoping to inspire your future travels.