A guy and his frying pan
Willem Dieleman is spreading love over the world through pancakes.
"When a Bachelor's in Language and Culture and an internship in New York failed to yield the satisfaction or sense of direction he had hoped for, Willem Dieleman, then aged 27, bought an open ticket and took off on a journey that he imagined would last no more than six months. Two years later and the left-handed, dyslectic, vegetarian had couch-surfed his way around the world. His pancake-baking gesture of gratitude to hosts evolved into Pancake Adventures, a vehicle for spreading joy everywhere. "It's not about the pancakes; it's about the message," says Willem, whose coda to his remarkable journey is his forthcoming book of travel writing." Source: The Folks of Amsterdam, Interview Daphne van Langen
In an era of globalisation and cultural friction, Pancake Adventures strives to be an ambassador of joy. Making people realize that we don’t always have to solve poverty or cure diseases to be meaningful, but that we can create meaning by giving something as small and simple as a pancake. By organizing Pancake Adventures around the world we hope to transcend boundaries and explain a humble concept of humanity – nationalities, ethnicities and religions aside, after all we cherish the simple pleasures of life.