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Finally! It’s time for a holiday.. since my travel trough Asia I haven’t been out of the country at all. I was craving for some free time, fun and friends. So I decided to hop over to England and join my Canadian bestie at the London Tattoo Convention. I’ll be staying a few days with an other Canadian friend and travel buddy, and yes big reunion an other travel buddy from England as well.

I’m so enormously excited! Right now I’m in the bus (yup, took the bus instead of flying, super cheap and fun as well!) thinking about all the fun stuff we’re about to do.. I have been on a shopping diet for ever now, so I’m allowed to do some (vintage!) shopping in London and spice up my winter wardrobe a bit :)

The fact that I’m traveling on my own always feels a little scarry, but so good and free at the same time! Reminds me of backpacking.. man I want to go do that again so badly! But oke, London for now. Hope to have some great nights out with my Canadian galls!

For now I’m gonna have to leave you with this, and I’m gonna try and share so nice photo’s with you the coming days. And for daily photo’s follow my instagram account!

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This is the magazine I did the photography for at the Board chicks winter festival.. I’m quite happy with the result. It was hard to shoot, because it got dark quite fast, so we had to work with studio lights outside. But it was a nice day and experience to do something like this.  I’m wondering what’s up for the 3rd and next edition of the Boardchicks festival!

Credits:Concept & Production: Riemkje Poortinga
Fotografie: Juliette van Oorschot
Styling: Nienke Lit, Assistent Styling: Kelly Ann Volckmann
Visagie: Nastassia Kallendorf, Assistent: Naomi Timan

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Like I said before, I’m saving money for a new tattoo. One of my next ones is going to be with leaves, 1 or 2 flowers and some other elements.  A bit like the 1st picture. I would consider a skull but a little less scary than this one. I’m going to place it on the inside upperarm though to keep it a little hidden.
I know you see flowers pretty often, and so it’s my job (and the person who’s going to draw it) to make it look different from all the other ones. I like that style using only outlines and thin lines without shading (first & last pic)., which keeps it light and subtile.
By the way, isn’t the branch of the fern plant as a tattoo just amazing?! Love it!

 

All images found through Pinterest.

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THUISWEDSTRIJD VOOR LEGOWELT’S NACHO PATROL OP HET SCHEVENINGSE STRAND

 

Jägerland line-up brengt Den Haag tot zomerse hoogte

 Nieuwe editie van de Jägerland Tour 28 juli in Den Haag

Het is zomer, het is warm, dus waarom zouden we binnen blijven? Precies daarom is de volgende editie van de Jägerland Tour bij F.A.S.T. Surfdorp (Free Architecture Surf Terrain) in Den Haag op 28 juli, anders dan bij eerdere edities, buiten! De line-up voor deze editie is alles behalve Haagse bluf. Zo staan o.a. Rats on Raft, Jan van Kampen en Nacho Patrol, of te wel Legowelt, klaar om een muzikale vloedgolf over het Scheveningens strand heen te laten rollen.

 Het weer werkt in Nederland misschien niet altijd mee, maar de lijn aan artiesten die paraat staan voor deze Jägerland editie zorgen gegarandeerd voor het ultieme zomergevoel. De avond wordt afgetrapt met de band Rats on Rafts, die om stipt 22.00 uur een live concert op het strand geven. Vervolgens verplaatst het feest zich naar binnen, waar Jan van Kampen (Dekmantel) met zijn deephouse de zwoele zomernacht laat beginnen. Nacho Patrol, een pseudoniem van de Haagse dj Legowelt, draait zijn Haagse handjes niet om voor een set ‘spaced out house discofunk uit Ethiopië’.  Daarnaast komen de broertjes van het Selamat Makan Soundsystem bewijzen dat de in een nieuw jasje gestoken hits van onder andere Nat King Cole en Elvis en het bereiden van snacks perfect samen gaan.

 De locatie die Jägerland voor deze editie aandoet is zoals de naam al doet vermoeden een vast adres voor surfend Nederland. Maar F.A.S.T. Surfdorp is naast een hostel, restaurant en bar ook een plek waar kunstenaars hun gang kunnen gaan en waar regelmatig hele goede feesten worden gegeven.

Kaarten zijn verkrijgbaar via inschrijving op de Facebook pagina van Jägerland. Aanmelden voor kaarten kan hier.

Overzicht info

Datum:                     Zaterdag 28 juli 2012
Locatie:                    F.A.S.T. Surfdorp, Scheveningen
Programma:           Selamat Makan Soundsystem, Rats on Rafts (Live in concert), Jan van Kampen (Dekmantel) en Nacho Patrol (Legowelt Live Band)
Doors open:            21.45 uur
Concert starts:        22.00 uur
Party starts:             23.00 uur
Doors close:           04.00 uur
Toegang:                 Gratis (alleen op inschrijving via Jägerland Facebook en Jagerland.nl)
Minimumleeftijd:   21

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So after Thailand, and more than a week in Vientiane and Vang Vieng, I’m now staying in Luang Prabang with Minne, Thomas and 2 English guy’s they met in Thailand before. It’s very nice here! People are much more friendly, speak better English and are actually looking for conversation to better their English.
Vientiane has been nice, although it’s a very small town as a capital of the country. Most fun was outside the town, driving on a scooter (yeah, actually had my first ride on a scooter) to the Buddha Park on a dirt road for like 45 minutes. It probably doesn’t sounds like fun, but it actually is. Driving trough all the small villages where you actually see the way they’re living is so amazing. Cows cross the street constantly, you have to stop for every dog when driving the scooter, and kids are waving from the sides of the roads everywhere, which is lovely!

Vang Vieng is a different story though, it actually is a village where people go tubing on the river from bar to bar and use zip-lines to get into the river, but it is quite dangerous and people die there every now and then from accidents being on alcohol etc. We did check it out for like an hour just to see what’s going on there, and it was actually pretty fun to just see, but not really our cup of tea. A much better thing we did was renting a scooter again (yeah, this time with gears) and drove to a cave with a lagoon which was amazing! We couldn’t go to far into the cave, since it was without a guide and just a head light, so after a nice trip, went back down and had a quick swim in the blue lagoon water. Later on we went back by scooter and stopped on the way to climb up another hill to see the sunset. That was a bit of a bigger and more dangerous climb we thought it was going to be, but the view on top was just wonderful with the orange/pink sun!

We had to actually drive through some villages, and I think that part of riding scooters outside the cities is just the most amazing, since you really get to see how the people actually live, and what they have to do during the day.

Now in Laung Prabang, we went to the Kuang Si waterfall, which until now was the most beautiful things I’ve seen. The nature here is just sooooo beautiful, green/blue water, palm trees, and flowers. It actually looked fake, couldn’t believe it was just the nature without anything or partly being made or being fake.

After Luang Prabang I’ll have to head to Vietnam, my visa will run out, and since I can’t get any money myself here, but really want to move on and don’t want to bother my friends by sticking around with them, I just have to leave and get ready for my next journey travelling alone again!

 

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