In 1988 I came to Indonesia as a Biology student, for a behavioural science field study of primates 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 Ethology, the study of animal behaviour, but soon realised I had already lost my soul to Asia. So I returned, and never looked back…
Since 1990 I have been organising specialised eco and adventure tours and expeditions throughout Southeast Asia, leading sales and marketing for large international as well as regional hotel chains, driving growth for a leading Asia Pacific online travel agent and founded Indonesia’s first online travel agent.
Nowadays I am based in Bali and manage my own full-service digital marketing agency, mostly working with the regional hospitality and ecommerce industry, while spending my little spare time doing what I like most: hiking around through Asia exploring its wildlife, culture and indigenous tribes and increasingly on self-drive safari expeditions in southern Africa.
I’ve recently become a bit more serious about photography and hereby like to share some precious moments captured in time – hope you enjoy!