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Eleven Things You Didn’t Know About Me

I consider this blog to be a personal record of my life. It’s like an online diary. Sometimes I like to browse my archives looking for stuff that I wrote months or years ago or just look at pictures that I took. I can get nostalgic every now and then… Recalling things I did in the past always makes me realize how amazing my life actually is. And I’m so grateful that I can live my life the way I want to live it. It’s a rare luxury and I’m fully aware of that.

Obviously, this blog wouldn’t exist if I didn’t like sharing parts of my life too. In this short post I wanted to share a few more personal things. Previous posts have always been about the things that I do, but never about who I am. Because, as surprizing as this may sound, it’s not a machine that created this website and writes posts… I’m a real-life person!

Here are eleven facts you didn’t know about me.

  • I used to (video)tape every National Geographic show on TV. I still have the video cassettes somewhere in a drawer.
  • I’m left-handed.
  • I don’t have any desire to visit Japan. It just doesn’t do anything for me.
  • I won a national drawing contest when I was a kid. We had to color draw a great tit. Luckily tits happened to be my favorite bird species. (No pun intended at all and I’m not joking, it really is true.) My prize was a book about western European animals. I loved it.
  • I’m scared of heights.
  • Although I can appreciate almost every music genre, my favorite kind of music is rock and metal. I’m a major Iron Maiden and AC/DC fan and I grew up listening to Metallica and Nirvana. Guitars are awesome!
  • When I was younger I was completely fascinated by dinosaurs. I know this sounds extremely geeky, but I have read dozens of books about them. I even considered studying geology or archaeology in college.
  • Talking about college, I skipped a lot of classes in college. In fact, there are some classes I skipped completely. Never went to a single lecture.
  • Yet, despite not being a model student, I hold a Master’s degree in biotechnology.
  • I don’t like being the center of attention. Character-wise, I’m definitely an introvert.
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Published by Bram Reusen
Bram Reusen is a Belgian travel photographer, writer and the founder of Travel. Experience. Live. He now lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. From backpacking and adventuring to slow travel and cycling trips, Bram focuses on nature and adventure travel. His passions are hiking in national parks and sampling craft beers.

4 thoughts on “Eleven Things You Didn’t Know About Me

  • J from Travel on Inspiration

    January 10, 2013 at 17:17 Reply

    Great list, Tits are my favourite too lol. If you love British Comedies you should check out Miranda or The Inbetweeners. If you like the older stuff I would recommmend Only Fools and Horses or On the Buses.

    Couldn’t disagree more about Japan though I can’t wait to visit I have a huge fascination about the place, but each too his own.

  • It’s interesting to learn that you’re introverted Bram. I always thought bloggers are more extroverted than your average non-blogging folks ;D

    • Nah I don’t think bloggers are necessarily more outgoing. It’s easier to write a story behind a computer than to tell it in front of an audience. At least for me it is :-D. Doesn’t mean I don’t like to go out though 😉

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