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westwind57

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Home is a globe, about 4,000 miles in diameter

  • Full Name: Jacques ( Male )
  • Lives In: Netherlands
  • Citizenship: Netherlands
  • About westwind57:

    One of the Travbuddy immigrants here. I travel for work, business and privately, and I love that mix. I usually don't mind where it goes to. There is something new or unusual, of some funny experience to be found just about anywhere.

    Almost as great as the actual travelling, is hearing and reading about other people's travel stories, no matter about far destinations or the next door city. I don't lack the imagination to picture it.

    I feel like travelling starts already at the moment that I start thinking of it!

  • Hobbies:

    Traveling, nature, photography, history, food, wine, differences in culture between countries/regions (incl. the challenges of dealing with different business culture), languages, snorkeling, listening progressive rock from the 1970's.

  • Favourite places:

    Countries I visit regularly and which I always like to visit "no matter what", include: Germany, France (Mostly the countryside. Love/hate relationship with Paris and a dislike for CdG airport and the smell in the M├ętro), Belgium (Our good spirited gourmand neighbours), Italy, China and Hong Kong, U.S. and Canada.

    Countries that have amazed and surprised me include Indonesia, Malaysia, Cameroon, Thailand, Australia, Slovenia, Iceland. And many others.

    Only a very few countries fail to excite or attract me. No need to mention them here.

    Latin America still a bit underrepresented, and Iran very high on my interest list to visit some time when I have a chance.

    I should not forget to mention the Green Heart and old towns of my own country, and the Dutch Mountains (yeah, they exist... sort of).

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Trip Stats

Xiamen (18887 kms)

01 Jan 2018 - 02 Jan 2018

Visiting: Netherlands and China.

Xiamen Hong Kong 2018 (19566 kms)

Visiting: Netherlands, China and Hong Kong.

Scotland 2005 (1527 kms)

Visiting: Netherlands and United Kingdom.

Travel Help

South_Holland

Born and raised in this province, and still living there. Will be happy to answer your questions and help you with ideas and suggestions. Just drop a message and I will reply as soon as I see it :)

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Gouda

Living close to Gouda, and familiar with the interesting sites in town and in the "Green Heart" of Netherlands. Let me know if you need information or ideas.

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