Anneke de Bundel was born in Belgium and raised in the Netherlands. Studied journalism and got her first pay check in communist Yugoslavia. Learnt Spanish in the post-Franco decade. Met the love of her life in a New York without Ground Zero.
Her specialty is narrative journalism. Topics are on the crossroad of travel and culture. They are portraits of people struggling while looking for happiness. Usually against the current. Sometimes they travel physically. Sometimes they travel in their heads to a much happier past. Sometimes happiness is just around the corner at the cash and carry.
De Bundel travels often with alter-ego mrs. Villager, a cool chick slightly middle aged. Where as De Bundel writes serious travel features for magazines, mrs. Villager stumbles around the continents with humor. Together with mrs. Nomad, a slightly neurotic woman with a poltergeist phobia, they write about accommodation across the world which are to be found at Nomadandvillager.com
Published in Dutch, English and believe it or not Bulgarian in:
Esta, Meridian, Grande, Travelution, De Groene Amsterdammer/LAB, NRC-Next, Viva, Helder, Libelle Balance, onzeWereld, Marie Claire, Elle, Columbus Magazine, De Telegraaf, Reizen Magazine, Nynade, kunst en letteren, De Gelderlander, Rotterdams Dagblad, Rooie Vrouwen Magazine, Jaylen and websites: Travelnext, Stop and Stare, Onepercentclub.
Examples of her stories in English you find by going to the homepage. Select on the right hand side: Bed&Blog&Bestemming. Select English.
ASP, the Dutch Travel Press Award, 2012 shortlisted
Norway on ski,2011 won together with photographer Nicole Franken a competition to document on Norway on ski’s.
Reiskrantreporters prize 2010 For the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf won the awardto document on Berlin and write a travel story based on the experience of Karl 90 & Liesl 92, a schnaps addicted couple.
Valencia, a journey thru an abandoned river/ Berlin, the hip and the beautiful/Scotland, a travel to the unknown /Romania, what do you export?