The ICC Day organized by ICC Belgium took place on Saturday, March 31st, 2018 but this time, I didn't plan to attend this ICC day as a normal participant; instead, I offered them to help organizing a workshop on traveling abroad, which was gladly accepted! As Silke also came up with a similar idea, we … Continue reading ICC Day 2018 and our first self-organized workshop!
I already heard a lot about Couchsurfing and I must admit that the idea of staying with foreign people at their places sounded suspicious to me. But at some point, I decided to try it out anyway. In fact, some of my friends already tried it before and told me a lot of positive things … Continue reading A trip to Switzerland and my first Couchsurfing experiences
Nope! This time, it's not one of those traditional ICC Newyear's parties. I was invited to join a private meet-up organized by Silke and Julien in Roeselare, Belgium together with some friends from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the UK. I met up with Philipp and Yannik (from Germany) in Cologne on board the … Continue reading Celebrating newyear’s eve in Belgium
Libby and Bernie - two volunteers on ICC 2015 from the US I stayed in touch with - told me about their travel plans in 2017 and we eventually decided to plan a reunion in Utrecht, the Netherlands! As if I haven't seen this city for ages... 🙂 In Marburg, the train station staff printed … Continue reading Meeting Libby and Bernie in Utrecht
I actually just planned to visit Eva, Youssri and some other friends of mine for a weekend in Zeist, the Netherlands from August 25th until August 27th, 2017. This time, however, the communication of the assistance in Hamburg and Amsterdam Schiphol turned out to be a disaster! For the first time - at least as … Continue reading Chaotic journeys in- and outside the Netherlands
From July 14th until July 17th, I visited Saman, a good old friend in Sweden whom I haven't met eversince my first ICC in Riga. Because booking a flight ticket for two ways was quite expensive, I chose to travel by train which took 16 hours and was very adventurous! As for the way back, … Continue reading An adventurous trip to Sweden and loads of Swwedish public transport companies!
This blog entry will be divided into two main parts. On Saturday, June 10th, the almighty Summer festival of the Blista took place and I decided to invite Julien to come to Marburg for the weekend, after which I visited him in roeselare, so we traveled to his place in Belgium together! Since it was … Continue reading An extended reunion in Germany/Belgium
On April 1st 2017, ICC Belgium organized an ICC day. For me, it was a nice occasion to meet almost the entire ICC Belgium crew and/or some good old Belgian friends again, and because date and time was suitable, I decided to go there. There was only one major problem that I had to … Continue reading ICC day 2017
SCRUM is my favorite band. They come from the Netherlands and play powerfolk music and, funny enough, I found them by pure coincidence! 🙂 I and a couple of friends of mine wanted to see them live anyway, and Eva (One of our Dutch friends) suggested IJsellstein near Utrecht. Date and time was just perfect, … Continue reading Single-malt folk in the Netherlands!
Vienna? Again? No, not this time... 😉 This ICC Newyear's party took place in Hamburg. Good for me, because it was just round about an hour away from my home. As for this time, the only things that were different from other parties were the fact that we were only up to two partially sighted/sighted … Continue reading ICC Newyear’s party number 3