Auctioned off

27-01-2017 In Hebei at a a friend’s family celebrating Chinese New Year. Here’s a short conversation when meeting a friend of the family: * How old is she? “She’s 26 * Has she found a partner yet? “Not yet, she’s currently looking – I’m not looking *Maybe we can introduce her to my son -I’mContinue reading “Auctioned off”

Misunderstandings on Love

17-11-2016 “Is Bingbing related to you?” I ask my roommate, Bree, about the guy that sort of lives in our house but then sometimes just isn’t there. He’s been living in our apartment ever since I got here, but I’ve never seen Bree touch him or smile at him; so I just assumed maybe theyContinue reading “Misunderstandings on Love”

My new flatmate: Mr. Lim

19-10-2016 This is Mr. Lim from Korea. He is one of my 4 new flatmates, and boy are they an interesting bunch. One of them is apparently really famous and Mr. Lim is his agent. This picture was taken on the day they arrived and when I didn’t know anything about them yet. I wasContinue reading “My new flatmate: Mr. Lim”

Smog Kills & Instafamous

First of all; don’t be an idiot like me and do a workout in a park in Beijing when the smog levels are high. How self-defeating can you be ?! I don’t know wat astma is like, but I think it felt pretty similar. I also have a throat infection. It’s great. Also: After 10Continue reading “Smog Kills & Instafamous”

The strongest woman I have ever met

August 1, 2016 The lady on the right, Guljekrem, invited us over for tea one day while we were just resting on the side of the road. We came back a second time to thank her. That’s where I learned Guljekrem’s story. She once had a husband and several children; all dead. She’s suffering fromContinue reading “The strongest woman I have ever met”

The deadly Karakoram highway

July 22, 2016 We nearly died, I was sexually harassed and I peed on myself, sort of The Karokoram highway is the road that leads from the city of Kashgar to Pakistan. It’s built in the middle of insane mountains, grasslands and rivers. Because it’s so far west, it borders or is located close toContinue reading “The deadly Karakoram highway”

The night(mare) train from Wuhan to Urumqi

July 3, 2016 The night train from Wuhan to Urumqi was one of the best (and absolute worst) experiences of my life. There were no seats left, so I had to buy a standing ticket for a 36 hour trip from practically east to all the way west. Locals warned me beforehand: “it’s not whatContinue reading “The night(mare) train from Wuhan to Urumqi”