We are planning a trip via Copenhagen to Stockholm from July 14th until July 20th, 2018. To get a feeling on what you can expect, be sure to check out this little audio file below for more details. introduction to Scandinavia trip 2018
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
The 22nd ICC took place from July 25th until August 3rd, 2016 in Dresden, Germany. This time, however, it was handier to travel by train than by airplane. As a plus, eversince I linked my bank account with PayPal, it was less than a problem for me to book the tickets myself. As for the … Continue reading 22nd International Camp On Communication And Computers
this time, Moritz (A good friend of mine) and I decided that it would be a good time to catch up with some good old Belgian friends. 😉 Thanks to Silke whom we got to know at ICC2015 in Zeist, we had a good host, good occomodation and an awesome time! But first things first... … Continue reading Welcome back to Belgium, it’s been a long time!
We actually tried to plan a newyear's party in Prague, the capital of Czech Republic. Unfortunately though, we started planning to late and the hostels were full. Therefore, we again went to Vienna. On the other hand though, we were able to see some more attractions that we haven't seen before, and not everybody participated … Continue reading Servus Vienna!
Before we get to the article, be sure to check these ICC2015-related videos: NL for Netherlands, ICC2015: a video by the Croacian delegation VICTA trip to ICC 2015 in Zeist, Netherlands (UK) Time for another report on ICC, this time at the Bartiméus institute in Zeist, the Netherlands... This took place from July 27th until … Continue reading ICC 2015 in Zeist, the Netherlands
A couple of weeks already, we kept talking about an ICC reunion party to again bring together some of the people involved into ICC 2014, however, it turned out to be a rather difficult task. First of all, in order to get an event like that organized, we'd need a lot of know-how, a place … Continue reading ICC Newyear’s Party 2014
On November 14th 2014, ICC Belgium organized an ICC day and invited some international guests to come to Belgium for the weekend. Adrian and I decided to come and stay together, so we quickly began arranging our journey. We got a sleeping place organized at one of the ICC Belgium staff member's house, and whereas … Continue reading First contact with ICC Belgium, and an unforgettable ICC day!
ICC-Camp stands for International Camp On Communication And Computers. It is an annual event for young blind or partially sighted students from all over Europe and other countries outside Europe, such as Japan. For me, I can say that ICC has a huge influence on my entire life, eversince my first participation; and for all … Continue reading My first experiences with ICC
Pretty soon, after I came to Marburg, I got used to traveling by train, as well as typical Deutsche Bahn situations. 😉 Until April 2012, however, either one of my parents, relatives or people we got to know in Marburg who traveled to the north as well picked me up to accompany me on the … Continue reading First experiences traveling by train and getting independent outside of Marburg