We are already 1 ½ week in Cambodia, tourist in my 'own' country. When this was written to me, I had to think. The arrival in Phnom Penh was a literally hot bath, it felt good and I also had an idea of ​​coming home. The ride from the airport to the hotel was a delight. Channy, my regular tuk-tuk driver dropped me and Frieda around the neck. Joy and friendship went together. Here, in this city, I'm going to build a part of my future. The crowds, the city, the heat and the noise from the...

Sun, 08/23/2015 - 06:13

It all started in 2012 ...... A dream that would become a reality ... !!

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After years of preparation, it's so far. I'm with Frieda at Schiphol and we go for boarding. We leave. What a weird week. Last Sunday a...

Sun, 08/23/2015 - 05:49


Just one week to go, I have the feeling to sit in a roller coaster. My agenda is full and the last-minute issues must be regulated. Last week I was busy with perform the administration and tax in relation to my work and life in Cambodia. Here again people came on my path to help me with their necessary expertise. Investigation launched, into the tax rules in Cambodia and the consequences here and...

Sun, 08/23/2015 - 05:34

Dear readers,

I'm already working a long time to realize the PTD Golden Heart Hotel. At the time I took resignation (October 2014), I randomly asked some people to write a 'quote' showing that I will realize this project. These quotes have given me great support and so I want to share this with you as a follower.

Writers; thanks a lot, all the quotes will get a prominent place in the hotel!


"Perseverance, people person, warm and loving, communicative;...

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 20:41

What a wonderful week and what a fun to experience a beautiful NL . From the sea, beach tent and cranberries from Terschelling to the 'mountains', castle and flan in Limburg ☺.


Terschelling was a party. Oerol, a great program and we have seen many beautiful productions. We were lucky with the weather. "Traditional Dutch" was expected, however after some drizzle, the...

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 13:37

Yes, I am impulsive. I can get excited and eager to explore new challenges. If a thread through my life; go for whatever comes my way .... I have in my career as a manager through many assessments. My orange, my drive, passion and enthusiasm to innovate was always on the first place.


Sometimes I find my impulsiveness difficult. I have an idea whether it is tapped into something new...

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 19:59

Still 4 weeks before we left! The first bags are packed and the to-do list Netherlands is almost finished. A special feeling, it is now just waiting for the moment I can pick things back entered Phnom Penh. I have more frequent contact with our friends in Cambodia. The first appointments were made at the bank, brokers and various ministries. I found my apartment. On 1 September it’s available. In the centre of Phnom Penh and for a friendly price. It’s felt well that my place iss found.


Sun, 06/07/2015 - 22:01

Dear followers,

"Time flies," no clincher ... the current reality. And fortunately, I have fun. Two weeks ago the press releases went out and with a great result! The story of "prison director to hotel owner" is interesting for the press☺. Next Tuesday, June 2nd, at 17.00 on Omroep Flevoland (Dutch Broadcasting) the report that we added last week in the Lelystad Prison (my 'old' workplace) and Thursday 1st I am...

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 22:46

Dear followers,

Life goes momentum. Press releases are sent out, and this morning shots have already been made at the broadcast Flevoland. What an incredibly fun experience. The item was included in the Prison of Lelystad, at my old workplace ... 'from prison director to hotel owner’. My departure as a public servant and then start a social enterprise in Cambodia ... still a bold step in my life. The broadcast is coming Tuesday June 2nd at 17:00 and then will be repeated every hour (...

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 09:36

Suesedai (Hello) dear followers,

It is a different experience, say goodbye. It really started! This weekend for the last time with our campingcar to the Pentecostal camp. This weekend, which we traditionally been for 14th time stand on our familiar spot, is always a relaxed gathering where anything goes and nothing is! Farewell ...... thoughts wander to a kind of retreat weekend in Cambodia. It is also saying goodbye to our campingcar, our home on wheels with which we tens of thousands of kilometers...

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 09:07

Dear followers and friends,
Indeed, we are counting down ... time is going so fast! For me another 50 days and for Marieke 109 .......

This weekend we are with the family tasty way to the hilly and sun-drenched Limburg. Celebrate birthdays, but also a bit 'last weekend together before ... .. ". Lovely to be together for a few days ☺.

Cambodia, the country which I became love've, is getting closer and creeps at all times within the day. The to-do list and already-done walk alike, but the...

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 08:54

Dear all,

Sometimes you have those dreams that keep you awake until you run them. Which dream is that of Peterhans, is clear.
The deployment of this dream; I was able to experience up close. As a volunteer with a trip in October 2013, Peterhans told me about his dream. After 10 years I had the opportunity to return to this particular country to stabbing with a group of volunteers rolled up their sleeves in the Peaceful Children Home 2 in Battambang, part of the Khmer Foundation of...

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 08:45

Dear followers,

Last Sunday …… the Kick-off of the Crowdfunding Campaign. More than 50 friends came to Almere to became 'Ambassador'. What a great event! Again I realized that my dream touches many people. For me, the tension prior to the meeting quite big! Of course, I have been a long time concerned with the development of my plan, now I had to share my dream for the first time with a large group of critical 'Inner Circle'!

After a breefing "how am I got the idea to start a hotel in Cambodia?"...

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 08:28

Dear followers,

What an amazing nice comments on my blog and mail! Heartwarming and confirmation that I made the right choice. Full of energy, I am working daily to realize the dream. There will be daily more people in my network who in any way whatsoever to make a contribution. The reputation of the site and Facebook is growing. Since January, the site has been visited more than 10,000 times and there are already more than 200 likes on the Facebook page!

The past two weeks was marked...

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 08:17

It finally happened on Tuesday, March 31st: my last working day at the Department of Judicial Institutions. So after 26 years it was over. Office empty, mail cleared, agenda empty; everything ready for my successor. Flowers on the table, clean desk, survival dosage of mint tea: nearly everything done, except for my clock. Since I handed over my resignation, in October 2014, it had stopped at 13:12 hours. Until this last and memorable day I had been searching all day for an ordinary AAA battery for this clock....

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:13