So who is Lot? Anne Charlotte Willemstein is my name but go by Lotte aka Lot. I’m 18 years old with a passion for adventures and traveling, and about 10 months ago embarked on an experience of a life time.
The last 18 years has seen myself situated in a small ruralish part of little old New Zealand, the Wairarapa, with my dutch parents and younger sister Belle. Oh can not forget our ginger cat Ollie.
Midway through my last year at school came the major decision point, make or break. Up until this point the future for the next couple of years looked clear, engineering at Canterbury University, but there was always a tugging at the back of my mind. Suddenly upon having to pay for a halls of resident/uni accommodation deposit, tug of war begun between here or there. There being the place my parents left 19 years ago, the Netherlands, my heritage. There won.
Although my future that was clear now became a little overcast, due to having to start planning from scratch, all hope is not lost, not only did I want to see the world but also study in the Netherlands. Study + Travel = Memories. This leads to my first major adventure, The Netherlands via Singapore, departed early February!
While waiting for the university year to start at the University Of Twente, in September, saw me killing a lot time, sorting out official business and exploring the country around my grandparents home town, Zeeland.
Long before leaving New Zealand a very close friend and I decided that when we are both in Europe we would go on a city trip around Europe and try and tackle as many cities as possible on a shoe string budget. So during the summer holidays we departed and visited a total of cities in 8 weeks. Amsterdam, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Athens, Barcelona, Mont-st-Micheal (although not a city) and Paris. During those exciting 4 weeks we experienced a heat stroke, a 24 hour bus ride and many many disagreements. Although I do think our bond has grown stronger!
- Erin coming back to NL for a short hoilday
- X-mas in Warsaw, Poland
- Ski trip some where next year
From then on who knows?