I love to travel. Experience other cultures. Expand my comfort zone. Explore the unknown.
With travel, comes uncertainty. And questions. Where to go? Where to stay? How to get there (and around)? Where to eat? And most important: What to do to fully experience your destination?
A great way to find the right answers is by getting in touch with locals. Because just as you know what to do — and what to avoid — where you come from, others do for the place you plan on going.
This is where Knowers comes in: A startup that connects travelers with locals to create authentic travel experiences. Continue reading “[27/80] Knowers in Israël”
The next stop for my challenge Around the World in 80 Experiments, is Tel-Aviv. The second largest city in Israel: The Startup Nation. I fly tomorrow (Monday 22 January) and will be working with the startup Knowers for a week. Continue reading “Confirmed: Next stop is Tel-Aviv ✈”
My phone rings.
‘Hey, it’s Frank. Do you still do experiments abroad?’
‘Great, what does a typical experiment look like? Any preconditions?
‘Well, it’s quite broad. But mostly I help a company launch a new idea or solve an existing challenge.’
‘Ok, and what if I need you to be a model for a few days in Dubai? Would you be open to that?’
‘Uh, I guess…’
‘Great, could you send me a photo of your passport?’
‘Uh, I guess… Are you in a hurry?’
‘Well, better not wait too long, we fly in three days…’ Continue reading “[26/80] Being a model in Dubai”
As the CEO (Chief Exploration Officer) of 80experiments, I felt as if I were retired.
The last trip to Malaysia dates back a few months. And after almost silently breaking up with my challenge to help companies around the world launch new ideas in exchange for food and shelter — I secretly started flirting with foreign companies again.
That’s why I’m excited to announce I’ve just boarded an airplane to the United Arab Emirates. Continue reading “80Experiments is back on: See you in Dubai!”
Vroeger woonde ik naast Henk (niet hier, dit is Hanoi). Maar in een appartement in Leiden. Je kent Henk waarschijnlijk niet. Maar buurman Henk is buschauffeur. En een prachtige vent. Zijn Leidse accent is ongeëvenaard. En hij haat het dat de Breestraat is versmald. Omdat hij daar nu geen fietserrrs meer kan inhalen. Continue reading “Waarom simpel vaak ingewikkeld genoeg is”