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It freezes in Arrecife, Lanzarote

Nederlands Español Olga is sick and tired of it, and slams the door shut of the empty restaurant. “I’m going  to my mother” she shouts upstairs. It is Sunday, May 18th, their wedding day, mind you. Alejandro looks down, at the … Continue reading

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Three J’s, the start of the day

Nederlands Español “Estupendo, fantastic, all those wonderful pastel colors” Julia thinks when she slowly opens her eyes. She looks at the shimmering sky with the rising orange sun. This is her favorite part of the day, the fresh morning aroma,  the … Continue reading

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Inside pocket

Español Nederlands When you live in a city close by the sea, you also want to swim in that sea. People descend from fish and fish have to swim, always, even in the kitchen the chef exclaims, “fish must swim“. … Continue reading

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Every smile does a small miracle

I cross the street at a crossing, a fast car breaks suddenly, the tense driver is in a big big hurry. When I walk slowly over the zebra I halt in the middle, look, wave and smile at her then … Continue reading

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WhatsAppening? : Qué pasa?

¿Qué pasa? is the first thing you ask when you enter your regular bar, in Arrecife, Lanzarote. Without looking back the men at the small tables shrug their shoulders and reply ‘¿Aqui?’ (Here?) and return back to their daily business. Life in … Continue reading

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Kâhjes – a Valentine blog

Nederlands A  country without kâhjes, is a country in stagnation. And everyone knows that stagnation means decline, a country without kâhjes is therefore not just a nation in stagnation, it is declining land. I don’t know if you have ever seen declined land, but … Continue reading

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te – 1st of January 2014

[Nederlands] Richard stood silently in front of the window and stared outside to the calm water on this first day in January. He loved it when the sunlight was just touching the ocean as  this part of the world was becoming … Continue reading

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