Leipzig surpasses all expectations on its first visit shortly after New Year's Eve. In my memory it was a grey industrial city in the GDR, where lignite created a depressing atmosphere.
I'm born in Groningen and I grew up in Winsum, where we lived in the rectory on the wierde of Obergum. At the age of 13 I moved to Emmen in Drenthe. Then I lived in Wachtum, a small village north of Dalen. I always cycled to school and was interested in the history of my surroundings. Although we don't speak Groningen at home, I like to hear music in my dialect, for example:
Today is earth overshoot day,
is the calculated illustrative calendar date on which humanity's resource consumption for the year exceeds Earth’s capacity to regenerate those resources that year. I want to calculate how much I contribute to global warming and therefore I went looking for a good standard to calculate my energy consumption.
I live in Amsterdam-West on the edge of the Jordaan. After all my wanderings, I decided to choose my new home in this city - mainly because of its international and liberal character. I cycle to the cozy Ten Cate market in the Kinkerbuurt, within 5 minutes in the Vondelpark or on the Leidseplein. A little further lies the Westerpark or the Amsterdamse Bos. I used to live in the Baarsjes near the Mercatorplein, where there are fewer tourists, who now have to stow this city in large numbers.
The city of Dresden used to be one of the most splendid and baroque cities in Germany. How different it was the first time I visited the city shortly after the Berlin Wall came down. I met a man there and together we travelled through the recently liberated Eastern European countries and Turkey, which had a profound impact on me.
Between 2009 and 2010 I was living and working in Ghent. I learnt to love this exciting city long before I finally moved there.
it has a stunning, well preserved mediaeval city centre and in the twelfth century this was the biggest city in northern Europe. Now it is the stage for the Gentse Feesten. This place is packed with fine scenery, beautiful people and lots of excitement.
Since summer 2008 I've been using Drupal Open Source software for building websites. At the time I was living in the beautiful capital of Georgia Tbilisi and it was here that I started working with Drupal 5 and drupal 6 for the local environmental protection NGO Cenn . Later I worked with drupal 7 and drupal 8 .