Posts Tagged ‘Holland’

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…)


Asking help in my home country Holland

June 30, 2010

In May I went to my home country Holland, to see family and friends and to strengthen ties with the media I work for. I hadn’t been looking forward much to the journey, perhaps because I had been travelling quite a lot in Colombia. And a very nasty welcome surprise awaited me when I had a little problem in Amsterdam. (more…)

Wies says hey again

June 19, 2010

It’s been a long time since I have been blogging. In the beginning of May I wanted to write about my bad start in Holland. A bartender refused to help me when I couldn’t call to my friends who had offered me to stay at their home and weren’t there, at 11 in the evening, after a 24 hours journey from Bogotá.  (more…)

Chávez and Uribe, much alike

November 9, 2009

Winds of war, as they say in Spanish, between Venezuela and Colombia and we don’t know where this is going to end. Never has the situation been so delicate. One spark of fire accross the border and it’s bingo. To me as an outsider from Holland the thing keeps being unreal, this fight between two Latin caudillos who are both so attached to power. (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…)