“I grew up in Botswana, then lived in India for two years, before moving to Amsterdam six years ago. A friend had told me about the bikes and of course about the weed and the Wallen. I decided to study my bachelor’s degree here. I got it, but remained here for a year to work. At the end of 2016 I planned to continue travelling. It’s been tough, arranging to move on. Amsterdam has a hold over you. But now I’ve made the decision to move on, I’m slowly saying my goodbyes.
I see myself as a traveller and would love to live in a variety of places. It’s not possible to compare Amsterdam with Botswana. They represent two completely different ways of lifestyle and existence.
In Botswana I had an easy life, living together with my family. In Amsterdam I live alone. These past six months I have had to grow up and become independent. Amsterdam has changed me. I will return to Botswana a very different person, but I like the idea that I don’t fit in there anymore.