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THE TRAVELOGUE OF WARD HULSELMANS
EX-JOURNALIST AND SCRIPTWRITER

Here you'll find the blog written by Ward Hulselmans, ex-journalist and scriptwriter, about his experience as a passenger on board a cargo ship. This is the written text of the podcast about his journey from Antwerp to Ireland and from Antwerp to Istanbul. He shares his experiences on board in a diary.

Ward Hulselmans was a professional journalist for 17 years before he started writing TV series in 1989. He is the inventor and writer of the series Niet voor Publicatie, Heterdaad, Stille Waters, Witse, Salamander and also wrote two films. He stopped writing in front of the screen in 2019 to only make diary entries. Hulselmans has been living in Wallonia for ten years and has been navigating rivers and canals in France for years. He has a love-hate relationship with both his Flanders and Wallonia.

In May 2019 he was the first passenger to make a voyage with a freighter via the Antwerp startup CptnZeppos: to Ireland and back. Next time he wants to take a freighter across the ocean, preferably to Jamaïca. The introduction to Joris Van Bree, the founder of CptnZeppos, was one of the reasons to stop scriptwriting. Hulselmans has had an eventful life behind him, but calls himself a lucky man because he has followed his heart and not his mind at decisive moments in his life.
This is his diary, which begins in April 2019 with the decision to stop writing in front of the screen.

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