Life in Egypt

Had the opportunity to visit Egypt with the wonderful people of SV IDEE in May of this year. We visited Cairo, helped out in one of the local elementary schools, shared meals with the locals and explored the city.

Cairo itself is a beautiful city. I found Egypt to be very interesting, partly because of its rich history but also because of the nice people and great food. Maybe one of the last Arab countries I’ll visit. As I have now found out that from an outside perspective there isn’t much (observable) difference between people and culture.

Walking in the cold

Fairly recently I’ve been walking once every month with the “Green Muslims” , our last walk in one of the many national parks in the Netherlands (Veluwezoom). A great opportunity to take some photos in the cold and somewhat foggy landscape.

Found it also very nice to see the nature change during our 10km walk. I believe at first we started in the forest, moved on to heathland and finally finished in the forest again. Have to admit maybe the editing make the photos feel colder than the temperature actually was.

Glow Eindhoven

Glow Eindhoven is one of those light festivals you see all over the country. Glow seems to be the oldest and the biggest. Once you go you’ll have a hard time finding a good place to look at the many light shows spread across the city.

Tried to take various photos. Mainly concentrated on the architecture as I found most other light displays less interesting and even harder to photograph. I think I did well with the church.

Visiting Rome

Rome was one of the last cities we have visited in our interrail trip. I especially liked the wide variety of people in the city. Not like most of the north European cities I’m used to. A great mix of tourists, people from the Vatican, old, young rich and poor.

Architecture is very impressive in Rome however didn’t really have the time to photograph all the beautiful buildings. And at the same time, due to all of the tourists it was hard to get a nice shot anyways. The tourists did however provide some nice photo opportunities in the many historical buildings of Rome.