Emile Leushuis left directly for Indonesia, after graduating in 1991 in social geography, to work as a tour guide for a Dutch travel organization. Since then, he has worked for several travel organizations, both as a tour guide (throughout Southeast Asia) and in the office (creating tailormade programs and tours). He spent extensive periods of time in the region, and as a result is very familiar with its countries, cultures and people. In 2011, he published a book about his other passion: shared Dutch-Indonesian heritage in Indonesia (Gids historische stadswandelingen Indonesie).
After working for the Dutch Public Broadcasting Service for several years, Nettert Smit set off on a long journey in 1999, packed with a backpack. After wandering through various Asian countries, he arrived in Indonesia after more than a year. And he did not want to leave. In 2001, he started working there as a tour guide for long periods of time. Besides Indonesia, he also gained a lot of work experience in other Southeast-Asian countries. Journalism has faded into the background, but now and then he still contributes to Public Radio as a freelance journalist.
What never stops to amaze us in Southeast Asia, is the authentic culture, the enormous diversity of peoples and the impressive nature. Every country and every region differs from the other and you are never done travelling in this area. Through Asiatracks, we would like to pass on our fascination with the region to our clients. Do you dare to go on an adventure?