About Me

Hi there! My name is Roselinde and I’m a digital storyteller from the Netherlands 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. I’m sharing that personal journey on this blog. You won’t mind if I take you along for the ride, right?

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When and why did I start my blog?

I started blogging in 2010 and shared my adventures in the Netherlands and abroad for the first time. It didn’t take very long to get hooked. I had just received my first DSLR camera as a birthday present from my parents and simultaneously discovered my passion for photography. We went on family trips in Europe and beyond and, of course, I always had to take my camera with me on the road.

After blogging for a while, I received a ‘WordPress Freshly Pressed’ status in December 2011 and June 2012. I started getting views and comments from people all around the world. 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. Now, I can’t imagine not having this creative corner on the internet to connect with (hopefully friendly) strangers like you!

Moving to Amsterdam

Then it was time to grow up and head off to university. I moved from Breda to Amsterdam and obtained my Bachelor of Arts in June 2015 by studying Liberal Arts and Sciences at Amsterdam University College (AUC), majoring in the Humanities. I mainly focused on topics in 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.

That summer, I attended the Beijing Normal University Philosophy Summer School in July 2015, and it was one of the best 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.

The Gap Year

Then I hit the first season of my quarter life crisis series and couldn’t decide what I wanted to do next. I was pretty sure that I wanted to continue my university studies, but I also wanted to see more of the world and escape the classroom before I became a ‘real’ grown-up (spoiler alert: that never actually happens). I decided to take a gap year to figure it all out, before I went back to university.

The year in travel

While I worked a few part-time jobs to pay for my room, I connected to the We Are Travellers team and went on my very first press trip. I was absolutely fascinated by the whole experience. More press trips followed and I slowly morphed into one of those millennial travel bloggers that use way too many hashtags in their caption.

Becoming a Cultural Analyst

I spent the summer of 2016 going on even more adventures. But, as I had promised myself, I returned to the University of Amsterdam to become a cultural analyst. Of course, tourism is fun, but what truly intrigued me was understanding how cultural processes shape our lives and societies. I realised my passion for travel came from this same fascination: the places where we live have an enormous influence on the way we think. The way we think determines the way we behave and build our cities. And travelling might just be the best way to encounter other ways of thinking.

I realised my passion for travel came from this same fascination: the places where we live have an enormous influence on the way we think. The way we think determines the way we behave and build our cities. Naturally, traveling is the most inspiring way to encounter other ways of thinking.

So What About Now?

I recently graduated and currently live in Amsterdam, mostly working as a freelance content creator and photographer. I identify somewhere in-between a cultural analyst and travel writer and recently founded Globonaut, an open storytelling platform where a crew of curious explorers share their ways of seeing the world. We would love to hear yours too, so do check it out!

If you are reading this, it probably means you’ve taken the time to scroll through my blog, so:

Thank you very much for visiting and don’t hesitate to connect!

80 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hello, Rosalinde! I love your site. I love the color and the contents and the way you present yourself. Keep it up!

  2. Lovely work. I have to ask about the rocks behind you in your masthead portrait: where is that? It looks like Joshua Tree in California. Thanks for visiting Wing\’s World, fellow traveler!

  3. Hi Roselinde! Thanks for stopping by our blog. Your photography is quite stunning. It’s nice that you give the reader small historical details of the place you visit. I’ve seen very few bloggers who do that. Look forward to reading more accounts of your trips! πŸ™‚

  4. dear Roselinde,
    you write and photograph with such enthusiasm πŸ™‚ thatΒ΄s why ur blog is so interesting!! I would love to invite you to visit my World Wide PedroL, maybe you can suggest me how can I improve my layout, since yours is pretty much better πŸ™‚
    all the best

  5. hi roslinde,
    thank you for your recent visit, likes and follow. i am delighted you like some of my work.
    its been almost 15 months since i started KAP and its only now that I got to know of your blog, and it is wonderful. thank you and have a good weekend.

  6. Nice use of the Zoren theme, especially your header! I need to keep playing with my layout to get it where I like it. Thanks for some inspiration!

  7. Hey Roselinde
    Just setting up my blog with the Zoren Theme. Because you are mentioned in “Awesome blogs using Zoren Theme” I wonder how you managed to set up your “Connect”-Widget? I can’t find a fitting one in the Widget list.

    1. Hey. I added links to a link category (which I named “Connect”). In the widget section, there should be a “link widget” and you’ll be able to select a link category to be displayed. Hope this helps!

  8. Just happened to run into your blog. Its a real interesting blog that you have here. Loved some of your write-ups. Its very subtle . I guess I will be hanging around here a lot. πŸ™‚

  9. Bonjour Roselinde

    You have a lovely blog here full of fabulous pictures and heartwarming expΓ©riences.
    We will be following with interest – you must grab your opportunities where you can and enjoy life to the full while you can.



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