Tag Archives : Budi Loonen

Ushguli, Svaneti - Georgia

Georgia travel guide and photography series


Welcome in Sakartvelo Amazing Georgia aka Sakartvelo put everything in the blender of cultures, countries, languages and people and there you have Georgia. With Breathtaking landscapes, delicious food, friendly people and crazy Marshrutka drivers. Check for travel guide and the photos. Tbilisi I flew from Istanbul to the capital of Georgia Tbilisi. From there I made my journey though the…

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De oude stad van Tbilisi

Bezienswaardigheden in Tbilisi – 11 tips


De leukste tips in de Georgische hoofdstad Tbilisi De Georgische hoofdstad is waar veel mensen arriveren als ze op Georgië vliegen. Sinds kort is het trouwens ook mogelijk om direct vanuit Europa naar de Kutaisi te vliegen de tweede grote stad van Georgië. Tbilisi is een stad die heel anders is dan alle andere steden van Georgië. Het is grandeur,…

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Galata Bridge in Istanbul

Istanbul Travel guide and photo series


The bridge between Europe and Asia Istanbul is literally the bridge between the European continent an the Asian continent. The entire city is a mix of all the ancient history and culture together. A silkroad crossroad where traders came and go, conquerers fight for supremacy of there states and kingdoms and the remains are still there. Check for Istanbul photos…

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Laos travel guide

Laos travel guide – how to travel north to south


Laid back Laos Check the video below. Luang Prabang My travels in Lao I started in Luang Prabang an ancient but small city. Has an international airport direct connection with China and Vietnam. Because of the horror stories by taking a night bus from Hanoi to Luang Prabang/Lao I took a cheap flight. Luang Prabang lies near the Mekong river…

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Myanmar Travel guide

Myanmar travel blog video


Myanmar travel guide video In my third year of my round the world trip. The Creative Globetrotter visit in the beginning of 2018 Myanmar aka Birma. Myanmar is one of the mysteries of South East Asia. In between South East Asian and South Asian culture it’s a country of thousand important buddhist temples, great trekkings, landscapes and local people. I…

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Budi in Zhengzhou China

Who is the Creative Globetrotter?

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Lets introduce myself I’m Budi aka The Creative Globetrotter. Traveling was always a passion in my life so decided make my most important decision in my life: quit my job in 2014 as an Art Director in the advertising. In the past years I’m traveling the world as the Creative Globetrotter. ‘Creative’ because I still do some creative work as…

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Zhengzhou University of Aeronautics

Zhengzhou University of Aeronautics campus life photo series 2019


ZUA Just came back from Zhengzhou, Henan province China of another year of teaching at the ZUA also known as the Zhengzhou University of Aeronautics at the Art & design school. Several weeks giving lectures in branding, brand design, advertising and design methods. Very nice to share my knowledge to students at the university. Zhengzhou Zhengzhou also known as central…

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Wie is de Creative Globetrotter?

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Even voorstellen Ik ben Budi alias The Creative Globetrotter en reizen is altijd mijn passie geweest eind 2014 heb ik de beste keuze ooit gemaakt om mijn baan in de reclame op te zeggen en de wijde wereld in te trekken en mijn reisverhalen te delen. In de afgelopen jaren heb ik de wereld over gereisd en gewerkt als The…

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Ha Giang Met de motor door het karstgebergte van Noord Vietnam

Hoe rijd ik de Ha Giang motorbike lus Noord-Vietnam – reistips


Ha Giang motorbike loop kosten per persoon per dag (kosten kunnen uiteen lopen afhankelijk van het verhuurbedrijf). • Motorbike verhuur (incl. helm): 200.000 – 500.000 VND per dag • Eventuele verzekering (eenmalig): 300.000 – 500.000 VND • Benzine kosten: 50.000 VND per dag (2x tanken) • Overnachting: 100.000 (homestay) – 300.000 (Hotel) VND per nacht • Eten & snacks, extra…

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The Muslims in Xi'an

Xi’an the ancient capital of China – Photography series


Xi’an the Cradle of Chinese civilization The cradle of the Chinese advanced and ancient civilization. The hub of the Silk route. Mixed cultures and history is linked throughout in the City’s veins. It was the home of the first emperor Qin Shi Huangdi. Xi’an is formerly known as Chang’an. This emperor is also buried here in the famous tomb and…

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Creative globetrotter believe in possibilities

Tips & tricks voor de Tongariro Alpine crossing hike


Tongariro Alpine crossing hike – de mooiste 1 daagse wandeling op Noordereiland in Nieuw Zeeland Als een van de hoogtepunten in Nieuw Zeeland op het noorder eiland dan is het zeker de Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Het wordt omschreven als een van de indrukwekkende 1-daagse hikes of treks van Nieuw Zeeland. Ik heb deze trek gelopen en inderdaad dit is een…

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Basketball on the Zhengzhou University of Aeronautics campus

Daily life at Zhengzhou University of Aeronautics campus photo series


Laid back students on the campus ZUA New photo series of the campus where I’m teaching in Zhengzhou (郑州). Just a couple of weeks in China so I have use my free time wisely. I’ve been already to downtown (pictures coming soon) but just lazy sunday for me. So I made pictures on the Zhengzhou University of Aeronautics campus. More…

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Children having fun during the trekking Myanmar

Photo series: Bagan and trekking from Kalaw to Inle Lake


Bagan (Pagan) You haven’t visit Myanmar if you haven’t been to Bagan. However not on the Unesco heritage list it is must visit. Bagan can be compared with the ‘Angkor Wat’ of Myanmar. Actually it is even larger. The original city exist out of 10.000 pagodas, stupas, temples and monasteries all during the reign of the first Myanmar Unified empire.…

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A local farmer during the Kalaw trekking Myanmar

From Kalaw to Inle trekking 3 days / 2 nights – photo series


Lets say I’ve done more though trekkings during my travels like the Annapurna Basecamp trekking in the Himalayas and the Salkantay trekking in the Andes. Some parts where hard (because of the sun) but mostly it is a very easy trek. You can choose doing the trekking by 2 or by 3 days. I did the 3 day trek. The landscape is very beautiful…

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Monks in a tuktuk Pakse - Laos

Laos – Laid back people – blog


Het is zo’n contrast. Voordat ik naar Myanmar vertrek heb ik intrek genomen in de Thaise hoofdstad Bangkok. Vandaag aangekomen in terwijl ik vanochtend nog in Laos was. En het contrast kan niet groter zijn. De chaos en de drukte van Bangkok tegenover het rustige ‘laid back’ gevoel van de Laotianen. Zo kan je in een notendop Laos wel omschrijven:…

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Chongqing travel guide how to travel Chongqing area China

Chongqing Travel Guide video 重庆


Work & live in Chongqing By working for the Modern International Arts & Design Academy (MIADA) a part of the Chongqing Technology and business university. I lived for one year in this amazing city. The campus of the university was located on the south bank of Yangtze river Nan an. The area where I was living in was the southern…

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Teaching at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute Chongqing China

Teaching at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute & creative meetings


Time flies Everything has been so fast paced in the last couple of months. When starting the semester at MIADA (Modern International Arts & Design Academy) I planned on settling in, learning the language, focusing on teaching and kicking back with some leisure activities around Chongqing City while eating my way through the Chinese culture. But my expectations have been…

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Machu Piccu Mountain Peru

Creative Globetrotter in the newspaper


One day back and get interviewed by the local newspaper BNdeStem. Click on the image to enlarge. Als je dit leuk vind check dan ook: Laatste etappe in Azië blog Welkom in Maleisië blog Dubai, Arabische extravagantie Nepal, het dak van de wereld blog Laatste dagen in Nepal blog Cambodja blog De diversiteit van Vietnam blog Laid back Laos blog…

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Juyjuy mountains - Argentinië Argentina

Argentina, Salta, Cordoba, Rosario and Buenos Aires – photo series


Crossing the border From Chile, San Pedro de Atacama, I crossed the border with Argentina. One of the biggest countries in the world. What I do like of this country are the welcoming families I’ve visited. But especially the barbecues are so delicious and amazing! Salta Crossing the border the amazing Juyjuy area and mountains up to Salta you see…

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Cable car from La Paz to El Alto Bolivia - Bolivië

De chaos van Bolivië


Back to basic Een van de armste landen van de wereld, waar je soms nog waakzamer moet zijn dan in de andere landen in Zuid Amerika. Een land waar protesteren aan de orde van de dag is. Chaos een algemene regel is in het dagelijks leven, het verkeer en de regelgeving. Bolivia of Bolivië is niet zomaar een land om…

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Machu Piccu, Peru

Buenos Dias Peru


Hallo Peru! De dag begint zoveel later, de mensen nemen het leven voor lief. Salsa klinkt er door de straten in diverse barretjes waar de verf van de muren afbladdert. Er klinkt overal Spaans. In de kroegen, hotels, hostels en op straat. Immense natuur wat voornamelijk bestaat uit woestijn en bergen. Een cultuur die al heel lang bestaat wat terug…

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Paracas, Isla ballestas, Peru

Peru – Lima, Ballestas, Huacachina, Arequipa, Colca Canyon – Photo series


Hello Peru Traveling for the very first time South America and I enjoy it very much. My Spanish ain’t that good but I get more familiar with the customs, culture and language. This blog is the first part of Peru trip. Lima The capital of Peru is an amazing blend of everything, poverty, rich and poor. But also a nice…

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Publicis Montreal

Relax vibe at Publicis Montreal


From Publics Toronto to Publicis Montreal  Thanks to Nick Palmer, Creative Director at Publicis Toronto I was able to get in touch with some French Canadian Creatives Directors in Montréal: Carl Robichaud and Nicolas Massey. It took some time for me to travel from Toronto up to Montréal because I first want to reach another goal: see the east coast…

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New york skyline from the Freedom tower USA United States

USA east coast photo series: Boston, New York, Washington, Philadelphia


Historic east coast The east coast of USA, is an area with a high historic value of present day United States. The capital Boston of the early New England colonies, Philadelphia the city where the declaration of independence has been signed, New York one of the oldest cities with Dutch and English heritage and Washington present day capital. See the…

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Vancouver Island Wild crest trail Canada

West Canada, Alberta, British Columbia, Jasper & Banff national park


Oh Canada Yes the national anthem is indeed Oh Canada. And Oh Canada it is. So beautiful is the western part of Canada in the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. Check for the pictures below. From Seattle to Vancouver Island I traveled with travel buddy from Seattle Washington USA to Victoria Vancouver Island. Although you can travel more directly…

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Sir James whitney school for deaf Belleville ontario Canada

Inspireren en geïnspireerd worden door dove tieners


Even iets anders: dove Canadese tieners Normaal schrijf ik over mijn ontmoetingen met creatieven en mijn reisverhalen in het algemeen. Vandaag heb ik iets bijzonders meegemaakt. Momenteel ben ik in Belleville in de provincie Ontario, Canada. Jonathan is een Canadese vriend van mij en Mikael die we 5 jaar geleden ontmoet hebben tijdens het IFHOHYP Summercamp in Zwitserland. Jonathan werkt…

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Pyramid mountain Jasper national park Alberta Canada

Canada, beren op de weg zien


Oh Canada Het land van supervriendelijke mensen die je alleen gek kan krijgen met ijshockey. Het is het een na grootste land ter wereld. Met zijn uitgestrekte bossen sommigen zijn duizenden jaren oud. Sneeuw, de eeuwige sneeuw op de bergen als de Northern Territories waar het eeuwige ijs ligt. En land waar je uren kan rijden in de wildernis zonder…

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Publicis Toronto Canada

Work at Publicis Toronto & visit JWT Toronto


Leaving Calgary Just before the long weekend started, on Friday I left Calgary for Toronto.  Because I would be arriving during a long weekend, I knew I would not be able to visit some agencies in the biggest city of Ontario, I decided to email a lot of people and hope for some responses.  You see, normally, I would do walk-ins at…

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San Francisco united states

West coast United States – LA, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle


Relaxing West Coast West coast compared with the east coast in the United States is very laid back and inspiring at the same time. Chill in the sunshine state on the beaches, hike thousands of trails in Oregon or enjoy the amazing landscapes in Washington. Check the photos below. Start in Los Angeles If flew straight from New Zealand (with…

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Tongariro Alpine Crossing Nieuw Zeeland

New Zealand South Island photo series


South Island New Zealand.  It is the largest of those two islands with the less people compared with north island. I traveled from Sydney Australia and flew to Christchurch. In the middle of the night I arrived. So I could explore the real New Zealand the next day. Check the photos. Christchurch Christchurch still suffers from the earthquake a few…

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Milford sound Nieuw Zeeland new zealand

New Zealand South Island photo series

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South Island New Zealand.  It is the largest of those two islands with the less people compared with north island. I traveled from Sydney Australia and flew to Christchurch. In the middle of the night I arrived. So I could explore the real New Zealand the next day. Christchurch Christchurch still suffers from the earthquake a few years before. They…

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Nick klinkert

Creative Globetrotter at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners


San Francisco is everybody’s favourite city in the United States of America. At least, it is for me! Today, I was invited by Nick Klinkert.  He is an creative director at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners (GS&P). GS&P has been honoured several times as the Agency of the Year by numerous advertising organizations, magazines, and blogs. Additionally, their staff and work have…

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Whitsundays Australië - Australia

Australia east coast, Queensland and New South Wales photo series


Traveling the east coast From middle Australia to the north and flying south to travel the entire famous east coast of Australia. Brisbane I flew directly from Singapore to Brisbane. A seven hour flight through the night. Brisbane was totally different from South East Asia. Something I wasn’t used to anymore. Everything was more convenient arranged. The traffic, the people,…

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Nepal – het dak van de wereld


Namasté Namaste, al ruim anderhalve week zit ik al in Nepal. En het is weer eventjes bevatten wat ik de afgelopen dagen heb mee gemaakt. Vanuit Dubai was ik aangekomen op het vliegveld van Kathmandu. Vergeleken met Dubai was dit een stap terug in de tijd. Aangekomen bij de immigratie was ik blij dat ik van te voren mijn visum…

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