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We are Gerben (1988) and Laurine (1989) and decided to make our dream come true in 2019. The dream to explore the world further and to be able to share in our wealth and knowledge and to use our talents in places where people have fewer opportunities.
We sold our house, quit our jobs and applied to NPH, Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, which means ”Our little brothers and sisters” in Spanish. A Mexican organization that has established family homes in 9 different countries in Latin America over the past decades. From the Netherlands, NPH is supported by WereldOuders, based in Hilversum.
On November 18, 2020, we departed from the Netherlands. We first went to Mexico and Guatemala and traveled in these countries. In addition, we attended a language school in Guatemala for 4 weeks to learn Spanish.
At the end of January 2021, we moved into the ranch at NPH in Honduras. This family home cares for over 400 children ages 0 to 18. Here are children who live permanently, education is provided, children with disabilities are taken care of and supported, there is a day care center for young mothers so they can start working, there is a health clinic and, where possible, they provide for their own maintenance by means of a farm and vegetable garden. So a great and varied environment!
Gerben worked as a project coordinator until August 2021 and then started work as Digital Manager For NPH International. Laurine has until November 2021 as English teacher worked with the youngest children up to age 9. Laurine then performed support work as a speech therapist until our departure in April 2022.
In April 2022 – with pain in our hearts – we left Honduras and have been traveling the world ever since. Gerben still works two days a weather as Digital Strategy Advisor for NPH International, Laurine is primarily working on content for this website on these two days. The other five days we enjoy all the beauty the countries have to offer.
In 2022 we will be in “the Americas” and in March 2023 we will cross over to New Zealand from South America and continue to explore Oceania and Asia from there.
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Travel experience we have by now. In recent years we have made over 50 trips (longer, but also city trips) to 42 different countries. And this we are happy to share. That’s why we also write travel tips, so you can start planning your own trip based on them. And in the coming period, we will continue to update the website with new experiences. You won’t see us in photos much. After all, it’s not about us, but the advice and tips we have for you.
If you have any questions following these travel tips, let us know!