Welcome to the Disintegration Experience.
I am T C Landman, a traveler. My profession is adaptation into different countries. First 25 years were spent in Finland, before moving to The Netherlands, then to the UK and France - and now Portugal.
I convey my journey in countries and societies based on my perspective and only my own experiences. I communicate my trials and errors of integration to you – without any filters.
I enjoy writing, and I have been encouraged to share my knowledge. I do not speak in scientific terms. I welcome inquiring minds and those who want answers. I encourage you to contribute, ask questions and offer your own views. This site is not complete without your contribution.
Welcome on board to experience the Integration and Disintegration Experience.
Now working on a new project – a book. In the coming weeks I will posting extracts here … So stay TUNED! This book is about my experiences trying to integrate into different societies.
This not an embassy-approved manual of vaccinations needed, nor a best-practices guide of how to hob-knob at a local cocktail party. It lays bare the psychology of being a stranger in a foreign society. All is based on personal observations and experiences without referencing solely previous works, neither statistics nor research.
Who might this be for? For anybody who is interested in understanding what lies beneath the stereotypes of encountering and living in new societies. Now
I like to describe my experiences in a way that you can remember it. The narrative might be colorful, and I hope you will not mind. During my times abroad I have struggled with many things, and I am taking them up. If something works, that too will be revealed. The point is, experiences do not have to be boring and depressive - even if the event or happening in itself is not a happy one.
I do this because I like to write. I hope this no-nonsense account will give you more perspective of the true values, interests, preferences, strengths and weaknesses of living abroad than a regular travel book - or theory. Because the best truth, is what happened.
To your freedom and success! Enjoy ...
T C Landman