Archive for the ‘Holland’ Category

Sustainability includes a big responsibility

March 22, 2011

Yesterday the Dutch website joop.nl published an opinion article I wrote on American coal mining company Drummond in Colombia and its supposed ties with paramilitaries there. In Holland at least one power producing company that talks about sustainability and green energy on its website buys coals from Drummond. There are politicians who want to punish those companies. The government doesn’t agree with that, because Drummond hasn’t been condemned (yet). (more…)

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Malaria, that only happens to others….

July 20, 2010
The only picture I took in Istanbul

The only picture I took in Istanbul

When I was in Istanbul in May I got ill. Thought it was a flu, but it didn’t get better. Back in Holland, in the hospital to do blood examinations, I heard I had malaria. Strange, I had been in malaria areas in Colombia, but one always thinks those things happen to others. I couldn’t do anything but accept this disease that ruined my stay in Istanbul and Holland. (more…)

Looking for love in Colombia and die

August 4, 2009

The most remarkable news yesterday: a Dutchman died, waiting for his supposed girlfriend, who had promised to marry him, according to Colombia’s newspaper El Informador (I don’t know if the link works, because today it seemed to have ‘died’). (more…)

Struggling with T Mobile or Holland 3

July 2, 2009

Since my stay in Holland (a bit more than a week) I feel I am being tested. All kinds of funny, nasty or a combination of those situations is getting on my way. (more…)

Greek nostalgia in the garden (Holland 2)

June 28, 2009

Except modern life, which keeps surprising me – beneath the kitchen’s oven of which it is still a mystery to me how it works, DSC04164is a ‘department’ where you can warm up the plates – Greek nostalgia in the garden, where I lived fo four years as well. (more…)

Modern life in my home country Holland

June 25, 2009

DSC04149Since a few days I am in my home country Holland and as always I am surprised about how modern, healthy and clean everyone and everything looks. (more…)