Monday, October 27, 2008

Happy dog's day

Today was the second day of the Tihar festival in Nepal; the day of the dog. This means that dogs are honored. While walking around I ran into some dogs who were well taken care of...

Friday, October 24, 2008


After my arrival Kathmandu, I have visited two stupa's, two community radio stations, the office of the Forum for Environmental Journalists, a hotel with a fantastic view of the mountains for breakfast, two bars (one of which is the Kathmandu's first jazz bar), the training venue and my hotel, of course. This is my view - which I haven't seen a lot as you can imagine... Now, I'm off again to eat some Newari food!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Boersma brothers

My brothers Lennart and Jesper...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New hope

Thought that after the demise of Amy Winehouse's health, the end of wonderfull music had begun...but then there was Esperanza. Why do some people have it all??! Well, this girl definately does!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Inspiration; Ted and Obama

How do we remain inspired when we're living our daily lives and going about our business as usual? Well, the answer is to keep on listening to what other people have to say. Not everyone has luminous ideas, but fortunately some of the most inspiring people have been brought together on a platform: TED - It's actually quite addictive... Even though it's impossible to choose, I've embedded only one speech below; Once upon a school. It's about a project started by Dave Eggers, great stuff! Watch it and do something...

Not only TED gets me going though; there's more inspiration in Barack Obama's speeches and the words of those trying to underline his... So here's Bruce Springsteen for you:

Finally, the people I work with and for never cease to inspire; journalists and human rights activists operating on the edge of what is allowed in their countries. Keep it up, my friends!