Hi, my name is Annika Houkes. I’m currently 22 years old, and I’ve been living in the Netherlands for my entire life.
I’m a Game Design & Development student at the Hanzehogeschool Groningen, and as such, I will be spending the next schoolyear (September 2013 – July 2014) abroad. First, I will travel to Hangzhou, China, for an internship at Falafel Games. After this, I’ll hop on a plane to New Zealand, to study at UNITEC in Auckland. Of course, I hope to learn a lot and have a great time at these institutions.
However. Since I’ll be travelling to China and New Zealand, I’m planning on doing a lot more besides just studying and working. Hangzhou is known among the Chinese as one of the most beautiful cities in China, and is a popular tourist destination. New Zealand is Hobbit-territory. ‘Nuff said. (Also planning on training towards my 2nd Dan Taekwon-do exam, just sayin’).
I’m a photographer, writer, martial artist and extremely enthusiastic person. This blog will keep up with my going ons in China and New Zealand. I’ll do my best to update often, and please feel free to comment! There is no FaceBook in China, so this blog will most likely be my most important link to home…