Vestmannaeyjar! (Nederlandse versie)

Lees het hele verhaal op mijn nieuwe website: Vestmannaeyjar! – Þar sem hjartað slær (Nederlandse versie).

I normally write my stories in English, but this is a one-off exception. It has become my most popular story by far. I wrote it in January as a public note on my own Facebook page, and it received a lot of heartwarming response. I’ve been asked by several people if I could write it in Dutch too. So here it is – op speciaal verzoek nu ook in het Nederlands ;-) Continue reading


Vestmannaeyjar! – Þar sem hjartað slær…!

See the full story on my new website: Vestmannaeyjar! – Þar sem hjartað slær.

I have been drawn to Vestmannaeyjar ever since I first saw those mysterious island shapes shimmering on the horizon, on my first short trip to Iceland. It was like a force of nature that couldn’t be denied. I just had to go there. Continue reading

The overwhelming beauty of Iceland

See the full story on my new website: ∞ Blown away big time – The overwhelming beauty of Iceland.

I had no idea what to expect of Iceland on my first visit, except for some general characteristics. I just went on short trip because I wanted to see Sigur Rós. This Icelandic band has stirred my soul from the moment I accidently stumbled upon them early 2006. When they announced a free gig in a park in Reykjavík Continue reading

Ode to the mountains!

See the full story on my new website: ∞ Ode to the mountains – The magic of Mount Taranaki.

As long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by mountains. Especially of the fire-spewing kind. Perhaps because of the total absence of them in my home country The Netherlands… or perhaps it’s something more. The awe-inspiring beauty and majesty of them. The mysterious lure Continue reading