Note To Self

Inspiration, Travel

Bass Coast Music & Arts Festival, Merritt, British Columbia (July 2017)

“Push yourself to do more and to experience more. Harness your energy to start expanding your dreams. Yes, expand your dreams. Don’t accept a life of mediocrity when you hold such infinite potential within the fortress of your mind. Dare to tap into your greatness.”
– Robin S. Sharma

Day Trip To Figueres

Inspiration, Travel

Figueres, Spain (April 2016)

“Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.”
– Salvador Dali

My friend and I had an excellent day trip to Figueres in the third week of April. We visited the Dali Museum, which was absolutely exquisite. We were lost inside the building and made jokes that it was probably Dali’s twisted sense of humour. After a lovely lunch on the terrace of a restaurant, we hiked around the Castello Sant Ferran. The walk offered amazing panoramic views of the small city and the surrounding farmlands. The castle dates back five hundred years or so, and is said to be the largest fortress in all of Europe. After a short trip to Spain, I headed back to the sub-arctic (though spring-like) climate of the Netherlands!

Nothing Is Black & White

Inspiration, Travel

Kasteel Steen (February 2016)

“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.”
– Mark Jenkins

Learn Wherever You Go


Big Ben (April 2016)

“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.”
– Anthony Bourdain