About

Who am I?

My name is Michael van Egten, 22 years old and from the Netherlands. I was born and raised in the city Zwolle and currently living in Leeuwarden.

Interests

Travelling

The thing I love about travelling is that you'll meet so many new people, with amazing stories, in places you've never been and with cultures you've never expierenced before.

"Travelling leaves you speechless, then it turns you into a storyteller".

Education

International business and management

I currently am studying International business and management at Stenden University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. I started this study right after completing my previous study, in which I specialised in application and website development.

Blog

Recent Blog Posts

plane flying off in the sunset
This is the reason why I started this blog
October 6, 2016

Just a short article about why I started this blog. Part of the reason is that I will have to go abroad for my studies a year from now. In this article I am weighing up the options that I have and which considerations I have to make.

The Sultan al Qaboos mosque in Muscat
visiting the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
July 6, 2013

We set up an alarm to wake up early this morning, because we wanted to see Sultan Qaboos’ Grand Mosque. The name Grand Mosque is not an exaggeration at all - the mosque is about 5500 m2 and the highest point reaches 90 meters. Inside the mosque you’ll find one of the largest single piece carpets in the world - which covers the entire floor of the main prayer hall. You’ll also find one immense 14m tall chandelier, made out of decorated with gold and swarovski crystals. and if that wasn’t enough already - there are 16 smaller chandeliers which are about 4 - 6 meters tall.