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Who are we?

Welcome on our website. We are Jolien and Sander and we are on a trip around the world in 2016 and 2017. Through this website we will keep you informed and share our stories with you.



My name is Sander. I am 33 years old. I live together with Jolien in a small town called Doetinchem. I was an event manager for a foundation to make kids enthusiastic about science and technology. I my free time I love to travel, do some mountain biking and spinning, visit a game of FC Twente or just having drinks with friends.


And my name is Jolien. I am 29 years old and I was a Light Engineer at a small firm. I am  also a graphic designer. I love to do create images and do photography. I love my weekly runs and also enjoy good talks with friends.

It will come as a surprise but we both love to travel and meeting new people. Furthermore, a summer is not complete without a visit to one or more festivals. This is a topic where we write about on this blog.

We are together now for 3 years and as soon as we had our first date we knew that our main goal for the future was going to be a trip around the world.

As we mentioned before we live together in a small town called Doetinchem. It lies in the east of the Netherlands. We both are easy going, in for a joke, creative and open minded persons.

We think that travelling is one of the best ways to explore who you are and what you want to become. You are going to be faced with new experiences which will make us completer persons. We also want to understand what kind of differences we can make in this world.  

We left on June 6, 2016 and we started our journey in Rio de Janeiro in Brasil (due to the Olympics). Also our good friends Bart and Nathalie live in Uruguay and we are going to visit them (do you want to meet them? Go to hastalaproxima.com) . After South-America we want to continue to New Zealand and Australia. The uncle of Jolien lives close to Nelson (NZ) and we most certainly will visit him. A place we also want to visit is Singapore because our good friends Jeroen and Hayley just emigrated to Singapore.

So that is who we are and what our journey is going  to look like… will you be a part of our journey? Follow us on this blog, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Hope to talk to you soon.

Sander & Jolien

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Send us an email, as we are on the road 🙂