Home is where my family is.
I tend to feel at home pretty quickly in new environments, whether it is a hotel room for a couple of days or a different country for a couple of years. I do not ask for much, am curious about what’s really local and usually avoid the chain restaurants and stores, so I have a more local experience. Different locations have different impact on me, mostly through the people and food I encounter.
I regard myself lucky to have seen a bit of the world, through work and through leisure travel. A couple of locations that made an impact on me personally:
Breda - Prinsenbeek Where I was born and raised
Maastricht Where I found true friendship
Rotterdam Where I found passion in work, where I found love in life
Den Haag Where I came of age
Washington DC Where I experience life abroad for a longer period
Bento Gonalves Where I fell in love with Brazil (and usually gain a couple of pounds, because the wine and the (Italian) food is too good)
Florianópolis Where I experienced ski-bunda for the first time.