Strumming and Sewing
Rich and Anniek are travelling around the world with an acoustic guitar and a sewing kit! Rich is a keen guitarist and would like to spend a year playing as much guitar as possible, improving his technique and learning about new styles of music and rhythms. Anniek is obsessed with fabrics, patterns and textures and can't wait to explore foreign fabric markets to find unique pieces of material to make into clothes. Through this we hope to meet like minded people, visit unusual places, learn about other cultures, share experiences and be inspired! All this and more while on our year long honeymoon around the world! You can read about our experiences in our blogs by clicking on the buttons above. And we would love to hear from you, so do leave a message!
So far we travelled through parts of Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Oman, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mongolia and Brazil. Before we go home we hope to explore parts of Bolivia, Chili and Peru.
Our Travel Stories
From southern Bolivia, we plunged down into Chile, where we have been blown away by the beauty of the Atacama Desert! This means we have now been to the driest and wettest (town in northern India) places on earth. Definitely more impressed by the dry!
Not much sewing or strumming has been going on though.... Rich left his guitar behind in Holland, as frankly, it …
Mongolia is the least densely populated country in the world, and outside Ulaanbataar, the capital, most people continue to follow a nomadic lifestyle. As we travelled around the country's vast landscapes, spending the night with nomad families, we felt a real connection with the natural world that made our experience in Mongolia truly amazing.
All well as the people and culture, Mongolia's beauty lies in its huge natural landscapes. It's one of the few places in the world where you can drive for days barely seeing any signs of human habitation. No buildings, no fields of crops, no fences, …
Our time spent at the Bethany Society in Shillong was very special, and an experience we won't forget. The kindness, cheerfulness and tenacity of the kids and staff really touched us, and their spirit and energy to make the best of every situation was infectious. To celebrate Easter they played 'musical chairs' (stoelendans), and we were curious to see how that would work out as 1/3 of the kids couldn't see the chairs as they were blind, 1/3 couldn't hear the music (deaf) and the others had physical disabilities, which made running around the chairs rather challenging. It was amazing to se…