Embark on your new adventure with ease

With every expat relocation or travel plan I design, my aim is to support you during the integration process or inspire you to take the time to fully immerse yourself in local culture and nature of a destination.

My name is Ling Chan and I’m all about creating enjoyable and memorable experiences for you. 

SparkLing Up Your Journey

Expat Buddy

Moving to the Netherlands is exciting, but it can be a daunting task to figure out exactly how to prepare for the unknown. Especially when you’re relocating on your own and you don’t speak a word of Dutch.

You could Google everything, but you won’t get personal advice. Wouldn’t it be a relief if you’d a trusted partner on speed dial to help you navigate this intensive relocation process?

Having me by your side gives you a head start in this, for you, foreign environment that I call home. I’m here to guide you through the maze of Dutch systems, take care of necessary arrangements and help familiarise you with Dutch culture. 

You’ll feel confident and relaxed, knowing that the essential basics have been covered, you can kick-start your new life in Rotterdam.

Sounds like a plan? Let’s get you settled in.

Travel Designer

Have you ever felt exhausted after your trip, leading you to need a holiday from your holiday? Sure, those jam-packed days were exhilarating at the beginning but flitting from one tourist attraction to the next isn’t nearly as satisfying as exploring somewhere at a slow pace, in it’s entirety.

To get the most out of your next trip, we’ll create a balanced, offbeat and spacious travel plan together. Choosing only the activities you genuinely want to engage, not just ticking off a must-do checklists found on the internet.

You’ll experience America, Canada, Japan or Singapore on a deeper level and at a gentler pace. I’ll introduce you to stunning landscapes, pulsing music, rich local history, exuberant aromas and authentic local flavours. By absorbing the local culture and engaging with the natural environment of each destination, rather than simply observing it, will make your travels more meaningful.

Ready to discover the pleasures of slow travel? Let’s start planning your next adventure. 

Scott PetrieSenior Designer
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As an expat from the UK I knew little about Rotterdam, such as good areas to rent and those to avoid. Within a short period of time Ling had identified a number of good properties that matched my needs. She attended a house viewing with me and communicated with the landlord on my behalf, which really eased the process a lot. I'm now happily residing in a family house and I couldn't have done it without Ling's help.
Dana LukensDirector Global Order Fulfillment
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Ling has been instrumental in a smooth transition for me. Not only did she help with all of the technical aspects of residency permit, leasing signing, insurance etc. due to her strong connections and expertise in the process, but she was also intuitively helpful with the integration that is needed when moving to a new living space, city and life. I would not be nearly as comfortable or settled only days into my move without Ling. You'll not find a more perfect expat buddy!
Nicolas TrajkovicFinance Manager
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I contacted Ling to help me out with a few administrative issues I faced as a recent expat in Rotterdam. She gave me great recommendations for all sorts of useful services around the city. More importantly, she helped me with finding the best Dutch health insurance package based on my needs. Her service is very useful in a new environment especially because I don't speak Dutch. I strongly recommend that newly-arrived expats contact her. I'll definitely work with her in the future again.
Alexandra van Eck - SamarinaCopywriter
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Working with Ling is a fantastic experience. I was looking for a weekend getaway in the Netherlands, a birthday present and surprise for my husband. Frankly, I didn't know where to start with my search. With two small kids, I had a lot of things to keep in mind when picking a location. I was lost. So, I asked Ling to help me with arranging our staycaton. She planned the whole trip with a lot of fun activities for the kids (which we, parents, enjoyed tremendously, too). She also gave me a great deal of tips on restaurants and cafes. Ling was really attentive, she understood my needs and what I was looking for. She's very responsive and friendly. She had the whole trip planned out a few months before and kept tabs on me ensuring nothing had changed and I didn't need anything else. When I had questions, Ling would come back within a few hours with her response and suggestions. It was so great to have Ling taking the burden of research off my shoulders! I will definitely work with her again for my next trip.
Nicoline HuizingaVisibility Strategist
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Ling has hosted the online Friday Afternoon Drinks and for me, it’s a highlight of the week. It’s all about having fun, having a good time, enjoying time with friends – even when I meet people for the first time. This hour gives me headspace and a feeling of being disconnected from every day stress, even if it’s just for an hour. Ling is just the perfect host; she is attentive, warm and welcoming and she makes this hour a lot of fun with a wonderful quiz that I learn from every time.
Robert MaiselCertified Cross-Cultural Trainer
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Ling is a reliable professional and a genuine person. She is also very funny, and therefore is the perfect host for the weekly travel trivia show! When I joined for the first time, I didn't know anyone. Ling changed that immediately and made me feel comfortable by introducing me to the other people on the call. I have been enjoying the program very much. It is a great way to engage in fun conversation with others. Ling's platform provides a valuable opportunity to network with a diverse group of individuals who love to discuss travel!
Lara WilkensFounder of Business Breakfast
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Ling is a wonderful person, entrepreneur and quiz master! She has tons of knowledge about travel, culture and all the fun things that come with them. Ling also has a fantastic sense of humor and genuine kindness that makes being with her so comfortable and fun. I highly recommend going to Ling's Friday night drinks and quizzes. They are really a breath of fresh air especially during these overwhelming and insecure times.
Petra OudshoornCoach
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As an entrepreneur I was short on time but wanted to take a break from my busy work schedule to recharge my batteries. Ling really made the difference in developing a well-thought-out plan that revolved around my interests. I had an amazing and hassle-free experience. If you're looking for a full service trip planning with loads of personal attention, where every single aspect is curated perfectly, you need to work with Ling!
Geert van de Molengraft Senior Engineer
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We had a foldable wheel chair for my wife, who was at that time not able to walk long distances. Ling had everything efficiently arranged, so we had no difficulties to visit all the places we had in mind. A warm recommendation of Ling as your personal travel designer! Thanks to Ling’s excellent and personal approach, we had an unforgettable trip!