Below the travelblogs which are written by the climate reporters during their travels to Kenya, Kirbati and the Netherlands.
  1. Tarawa, the bellybutton of the world

    From every weather station in the pacific rises at eleven o’clock exactly a big yellow balloon. Soa also from the lawn of the meteorological institute on Tarawa, the main island...
  2. Memorable Marakei

    Just before take of the small airplane cabin looks like a Roman steam bath. The sweat we did not lose in the past ten days, now leaves our body. It...
  3. Crab tunnel

          ‘A navigator knows everything of currents, winds and clouds. He predicts the weather. A good navigator even knows exactly what is happening in the World.’ Wow. We...
  4. Nursery/Shelter

    We are sleeping on a dead volcano. Thousands of years ago, the top disappeared under the sea. Around and on the borders of this volcano coral started to grow just...
  5. Bapai

            Bapai is the Kiribati word for taro, a large root vegetable that is part of the basic food. The grey gooey chunks that have been several...
  6. Both feed on the ground in paridise

    A jealous making blog about dolphins, the continuous flow of fresh fish and coconut milk as soda makes you think as reader that we landed in paradise. About time we...
  7. Another day at the office

        We will go along fishing at the sea today. All men of the village are fishermen en they fish on a daily basis. Boys throw at the beach...
  8. The community house

    The maneaba, the community house is the heart of the village. It is an enormous palm leave roof on stilts that functions as community, party and meeting centre, as day-care,...
  9. Palm tree as department store

    The tropical atoll island Marakei was not always covered in palm trees. That is not only what the scientist say but also the storytellers of our village Raweai. The myth...
  10. Crime and Punishment

    Since we have greeted and sacrificed to the Goddesses, we can walk around anywhere, talk to, film and photograph people. And that is what we do. In a short period...
  11. Counter clockwise

    Once upon a time there where… two men who sailed with their canoes to Marakei. They knew that the first thin newcomers had to do was to make a round...
  12. 24.000 kilometres away

    24.000 kilometres and 11 time zones in 2 ½ days. People who rely on a steady biorhythm should not travel to the Pacific. It takes a lot from your body!...
  13. Fishing on Kiribati

    Hurray! We are going to Kiribati. We have arranged the third expedition for our exhibition Climate Stories. The tickets have arrived, the shots in our bodies and the map of...
  14. Sand Engine

    We agreed to meet at eight thirty at hotel Atlantic on the boulevard of Kijkduin. That sounds like summer but this September 11th we face storm clouds and the threat...
  15. The Route of Water

    We made a start today with filming in the Netherlands. The next step for our new exhibition Climate Stories in the Museon. We want to hear stories about the effects...
  16. The Donkey

    The wild fieldwork is finished. Yesterday afternoon we took the tents down and said our goodbyes to the family Lenalparsia and their neighbours. We shake hands with a colourful row...
  17. Primal wear and Samburu hip hop

    Our jeep bounces from one side to the other. We drive through dusty ditches and dried riverbeds. We are on our way to Nkura, a mythical mountain for the Samburu....
  18. Wisdom Comes with Age

    A few steps away from our manyata a small group of elderly men deliberate. They talk, listen, react. Their murmur carries far this morning. The ‘apiaya’ have authority within the...
  19. Life on the Manure

    It does not sound appealing but that is what the Samburu do: they live on top of the manure. Together with their cattle they share their enclosure; the manyatta. When...
  20. Steam Bath on the Savannah

    The sound around a water tank is more than half full jerry cans, talking woman and braying donkeys. You also hear the buzzing bees, who quench their thirst in the...
  21. Dusty Fashion Show

    In the wake of two Samburu warriors we walk on the African savannah. The morans are on their way to the river Seeja. It is the only place in the...
  22. Herd Cane in Maralal

    To release pressure of our Samburu family we leave themfor two days. We stay at Maralal, the capital of the land of Samburu. On our way we see breathtaking scenery...
  23. After rain comes meeting

    Lemasio, the moran of our manyatta, loosens up. Yesterday evening we heard him singing in the hut of his mother. We crouched inside and found him with two friends around...
  24. Guardians of fire and Samburu warriors

    A visit to the market with mister Kosen. He does not buy or sell goods, but makes an appointment to meet with the elderly men of the community, or as...
  25. Sniffling, bleating, mooing…

    Our new family is the Kosen family, shepherds of profession. Kosen senior (54) and his wife, Junus (22), live on an enclosure shielded by thorn bushes. They share their space...
  26. Soepa? – O jee! (How are you? I’m fine!)

    The savannah of North Kenya is a green yellow blanket of bushes and blooming acacias on a surface of red soil. We, Thom, Diederik, Anne-Marie, Joseph the interpreter, Alex the...
  27. The Wild West in Samburu East

    Duchies, wherever you are you will find them. On our way from Nairobi to North Kenya we often spot our nationals. They grow flowers, operate safari tours and are aid...
  28. Water and Sugar

    It has been two days since we arrived in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, it feels like a week. We talked to two journalists, bought SIM-cards and internet access, drawn...
  29. Money is Glory in booming Nairobi

    The roads of the metropolis Nairobi are overflowing. But a Masai shepherd guides his cows without hesitation through the chaotic traffic. He is on his way to a scarce green...
  30. Hymn for a camel

    Hollyhocks bloom here nearly all year round, the butterfly frontier moves swiftly north and the sea level rises. It seems that worldwide the weather is mixed up and the climate...