The Blue Planet For The Home Sweet Homers


In less then 2 weeks time I had to re- orient my life. A job I took didn’t work out and I was given 14 days to leave Gili Air. Gili Air has been my Home away from Home for the past year and a half, a tiny little island that lies between Lombok and Bali, in Indonesia. Luckily 6 months ago I’d already applied for an Australian Working Holiday Visa, a… Read More

Thank God in life , we are not all the same, how boring would that be? The perception we have on things, differ from one person to another. In my opinion, Psy- trance party are THE best festivals in the world! They blow my mind! Have you been? Don’t you love the mysterious and exciting treasure hunt that arises, on your way to a Psychedelic Trance festival? No matter in which country… Read More

I am on the road again! Just by writing these words,  I can feel my body filling up with Excitement, Heat and Freedom. I asked my Travel -buddy, Nathalie, my former University buddy: “Nathalie, Do we have the guts to drive around Bali, on a motorbike, on the left side of the road?” Her response was: “Julie, we dare Everything!” Which created in me, an explOsion of excitement!

If you have a few minutes, discover two of my co-workers favorite Filipino voices.

Martin Juaristi teaches Spanish in China. He visited the Philippines a couple of weeks ago and did his Scuba Diver course with me. While we were sitting at the bar, sipping a beer for happy hour, he showed me his leather-bound Cerruti pocket notebook. Filled with his sketches, mostly sketches that represent some of China’s characters. I really appreciated discovering China’s personages through his sketches. Like this fashionable “Dongmen Girl” he met in the Shenzhen metro. Which… Read More

Thai people looooove karaoke. I think its an Asian thing because here in the Philippines, they love it too. You regularly come across these standing karaoke machines. In the middle of nowhere, in a hut, you can find a karaoke machine!

See pictures Tulamben and Amed are quiet, but the miracle lies beneath the water. One of Bali’s most amazing wrecks, the Liberty Wreck. A WWII wreck of the US cargo ship. Best night dive of my life, really!

Ko Phi Phi is one of the southern islands in Thailand. After Ko Chang, Phi Phi felt like disney land!

See pictures Bangkok, 8 million people in this never sleeping, active capital. We arrived by bus in the middle of a storm. The huge skyscrapers, were being absorbed by enormous dark gray thunder clouds. It started pouring rain! When I say pouring, I mean seriously pouring! 1 minute in this kind of rain will soak you from head to toe. Its powerful and wild, a wall of water!

The coral triangle, known to have one of the highest biodivercity in the world, is located around Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste.