This is the outdated version of my website (2011), I am in the process of designing struw.nl as my new website.
I live in Amsterdam West near the Jordaan. After all my wanderings I decided to choose my new home in this city - especially because of its international and liberal character. I cycle to the cosy Ten Kate market in the Kinkerbuurt and am within 5 minutes in the Vondelpark or on the Leidseplein. A little further is the Westerpark or the Amsterdamse Bos. Previously I lived in the Baarsjes near the Mercatorplein, where there are fewer tourists, who now have to stow this city in large numbers.
The city of Dresden used to be one of the most splendid and baroque cities in Germany. How different it was the first time I visited the city shortly after the Berlin Wall came down. I met a man there and together we travelled through the recently liberated Eastern European countries and Turkey, which had a profound impact on me.
Between 2009 and 2010 I was living and working in Ghent. I learnt to love this exciting city long before I finally moved there.
it has a stunning, well preserved mediaeval city centre and in the twelfth century this was the biggest city in northern Europe. Now it is the stage for the Gentse Feesten. This place is packed with fine scenery, beautiful people and lots of excitement.
Since summer 2008 I've been using Drupal Open Source software for building websites. At the time I was living in the beautiful capital of Georgia Tbilisi and it was here that I started working with Drupal 5 and drupal 6 for the local environmental protection NGO Cenn . Later I worked with drupal 7 and drupal 8 .
My great passion for archaeology, travel, mountains and learning foreign languages (Latin, Greek, Arabic, Russian) has led me to many places in Europe, the Middle East and the Caucasus region. I am always in for a game backgammon or chess.
Tbilisi is the capital of Georgia, a small country in the southern Caucasus on the edge of Europe.The Georgian culture is unique; its language has no relation with other spoken in the region, like the Turkic or Indo-European language groups. Georgians are an extremely hospitable and friendly people, who faced many threats and disasters throughout its history, like the Mongol invasion and many wars with Ottoman and Persian invaders. The post Soviet Russian state is seeking to preserve some of its influence in the region, against the interest of the Georgians.