Hi there! My name is Roselinde and I’m a visual storyteller with an undying passion for travel and photography (and ice cream). My motivation for exploring new places is to discover other perspectives. I truly believe I learn the most when I explore unfamiliar places and experience different cultures. My absolute favourite thing to do (apart from travelling) is sharing my journeys on this blog. For now, I am based in the Netherlands, so when I’m back home, you’ll probably find me in Amsterdam or Breda.
When and why did I start my blog?
I have been blogging since 2010 and post visual reports of my activities within the Netherlands and abroad. I had just received my first DSLR camera as a birthday present and discovered my passion for photography. After blogging for a while, I received a ‘WordPress Freshly Pressed’ status in December 2011 and June 2012. That’s when I realised that anyone could start their own platform and reach others with their personal stories, which motivated me to keep on going. Then, in 2014, I participated in a photographic exhibition for young artists, which was held in Rovaniemi, Finland.
I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in June 2015 by studying Liberal Arts and Sciences at Amsterdam University College (AUC), majoring in the Humanities. Academically, I mainly focus on topics within digital anthropology, new media, and visual culture. I wrote my thesis about mobile snapshots and their influence on traditional ideas about photographic time and space.
I attended the Beijing Normal University Philosophy Summer School in July 2015, and it was one of the best (travel) experiences of my life! In September 2015, I was honoured to be one of the first student speakers at the Magna Charta Universitatum annual conference in Bologna, Italy.
Currently, I am studying Cultural Analysis (research master) at the University of Amsterdam. If you are still reading this, it probably means you’ve taken the time to scroll through my blog, so:
Thank you very much for visiting!