Esmeralda Tijhoff

Some thoughts on History, Politics, and the Art of Living

Archive for October, 2014

Censuur is van alle tijden

In een schoolkrant uit 1894 kwam ik een gecensureerd stukje tegen over Nederlandsch-Indië. Nu meer dan honderd jaar later wordt het artikel alsnog gepubliceerd!
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DIY travelling with babies II: Carriers

Part Two of Travelling with babies! We are going backpacking in Indonesia, so we want to travel light. The goal is one big backpack, one small backpack and hand luggage. Travelling means carrying. You can carry your baby using a sling, a full buckle carrier or a backpack. Here is a list of all the carriers to choose from and the pro's and con's.
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Squats / Kraakpanden in the Netherlands

A list with (former) squats where you can find concerts, food, give-away shops, debates, etc.
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Why squatting is important

Every town needs its own place outside the system. A place where people create free spaces and develop activities that would be impossible to run within the regular paths. These 'broedplaatsen' or hotbeds for creativity and political activism are a stepping stone for artists, they are approachable for unknown bands, and the birthplace of many cultural festivals. They are the place where idealists gather to make the world a better pace. They should be treasured, but governments have difficulty in recognizing and respecting the autonomy and value of these sites.
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DIY travelling with babies

This year, we will take our twin baby girls to Indonesia for a backpack holiday. Travelling with baby’s is a whole new experience. People tell me I’m mad for taking baby’s along. Nicer people tell me I’m brave. Mad or brave, it’s gonne happen. This is the story of our adventures abroad.
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How to survive your Ph.D

How to survive your Ph.D-research How wonderful, you have made it to be a PhD-student! After years of hard work to get this position, you can now finally relax and take a breath. Right? Wrong!
Here are 5 tips to help you finish your dissertation while still being a happy person!

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