The travel virus caught me early: I left for Hobart, Australia for a year when I was 16. Living there, I discovered how much bigger the world was than the small village I grew up in in the Eastern part of Groningen in the Netherlands – even if my life there already gave me a relatively wide view of the world.
Since then, I lived in Haenosaki (a small village in Nagasaki-prefecture in Japan), in Osaka, in Tokyo. I’ve travelled, mostly in Europe and Asia, seeing some unique and fascinating parts of this world.
Just last year, I spent a month in Shanghai: that trip started out with the same question that is now the trigger for this post:
In which city do you want to temporarily live and work?
At that time I was looking for somewhere in China. I chose Shanghai.