A b o u t m e
I first came to Asia as a Biology student in 1988, for a field study in the Gunung Leuser National Park in Aceh, in the north of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. After graduating in The Netherlands I briefly pursued a PhD study in the USA, but soon realised I had already lost my soul to Asia. So I returned, to never look back…
Since 1990 I have been designing specialised nature and adventure tours throughout Southeast Asia, leading sales and marketing for large international as well as Indonesian hotel management companies, driving growth of a leading Asia Pacific online travel agent and founded Indonesia's first own online travel agent.
Nowadays I work independently, shuttling mostly between Bali and Jakarta and filling a few different roles mostly within the hospitality industry, while spending my (too little) spare time doing what I like most: hiking around through Asia exploring its wildlife, culture and indigenous tribes.
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