I breathe in and the sulfur hits me in the face like a sledgehammer. I turn around nauseated, trying to find out where that smell comes from and why it is there, in the middle of the city. I’ve arrived in Rotorua 2 days ago and I’m still not used to the smells that come from the volcanic activities surrounding the city.
Rotorua is the 10th biggest city in New Zealand and it is on my way between the Tongariro Crossing and Coromandel, my next stop which is why I decided to spend a couple of days here. It is famous for its “geothermal activities”, which means that the whole city smells like rotten eggs and that you can take mud baths in natural mud pools and that there are geysers and volcanic craters. Continue reading “Rotten eggs for everyone!”
Sorry for not having posted new posts for a longer time, I’ve been busy with travel prep and leaving the country prep…
Now I finally arrived at my next destination and free library Wifi allows me to post some updates of what happened recently and how minimalistic I’m traveling now. So what happened the past 2 weeks? Well, I had to do what everyone who wants to go overseas has to do: disassemble and sell a household. This is the 3rd time already that I’m doing that and it’s kind of a routine now – I’m getting good at reducing and minimizing things to get to the essence of what’s really important.
Continue reading “Bye bye Wellington – this minimalist is traveling again”
Recently the number of minimalists on youtube has grown exponentially. A couple of years ago there was barely anything about minimalism but now, more and more people vlog about their journey towards a minimalist lifestyle. As I am a blogger and not a vlogger, I take the liberty to take the TAG from youtube to my blog and answer the questions here, because I think the last time I talked about this might be a while ago.
Here are the questions and my answers are below the cut. Feel free to take them and answer them on your own blog if you want to
1. What drew you to minimalism?
2. How did you start the de-cluttering process?
3. Have you ever counted all your things? If so, how many things do you own?
4. What are your tips for dealing with the desire for more?
5. How do you deal with non-minimalists in your life?
6. Do you have any guilty pleasures where minimalism doesn’t apply?
Continue reading “The minimalist TAG”
As a travelling minimalist, I don’t like bringing a lot of additional stuff with me, things that only have limited use so I won’t recommend stuff like bringing your own blanket or bringing an inflatable footrest because even though they are nice to have, these things are inconvenient to carry around afterwards and therefore impractical and don’t go well with my minimalist lifestyle. Instead I’ll focus on the small things that make a big difference, so here are the things that I do to make long flights more comfortable. They can also be used to make long bus rides or train rides more comfortable, so whichever way you prefer to travel, have a look at the below. Continue reading “10 ways to make travel more comfortable – the minimalist version”
It’s almost Christmas! Gasp! I don’t have a tree yet and I don’t have any presents or any decoration around the house! I didn’t send any cards to family or friends and I will be totally screwed if I don’t get busy right now and go buy some presents and get this Christmas started! Am I right??!
Naaaah, totally wrong! Here are three things you should do instead of getting crazy busy before the holidays:
Continue reading “Minimalist Christmas”
My head was facing the space between my hands and the rest of my body was upside down. I had just kicked my legs up to the wall, coming into a forearm stand which would be the first step on my way to scorpion pose. I did it! My first forearm stand in two years and I did it! Continue reading “Limiting beliefs”
My second time in a bigger corporate environment is an interesting experience. I’m getting sucked into a world full of grown ups and it feels like highschool all over again: The popular, sporty, the artists, emos, nerds, barbies, wannabe’s… Everyone belongs to a certain group, abiding to their social rules and norms, along with status symbols of all colours and shapes… And everybody is crawling all over each other in order to get to the top.
And in the middle of all of that:
me. a minimalist.
Who could care less about status symbols and who wants to travel the world and have adventures. Continue reading “Rat race? What’s that? Can I eat that?”