Nele van Hout, The Navigatio in Japan

The Navigatio

Hi! I’m Nele and welcome to my website. On here I’m sharing travel guides, tips, and itineraries of my latest adventures, plus some insights on my life living in the UK as an expat. In 2014, I decided to move away from my home country (the Netherlands) and settled in Manchester, UK to follow an English and Creative Writing degree. I graduated in 2018, traveled to Japan and the USA for a couple of months and I’m now working as a full-time digital marketing assistant & copywriter at a really cool and innovative company in Manchester.


Where are you based?

I am based in Manchester, UK.

What do you do for a living?

In the summer of 2018, I graduated from university in Manchester with an English and Creative Writing degree. During university, I’ve had several part-time jobs on the side, but I’m now working as a full-time digital marketing assistant & copywriter in Manchester. On the side, I work on freelance writing, SEO and translating jobs alongside running this website.

What camera do you use?

For all blog and Instagram photography, I use my Canon D700 and my iPhone 6S.

What editing software do you use?

I edit all my photos on my phone with VSCO.

What is your favourite destination?

Japan is by far my favourite place to visit. I’ve only been once, but completely fell in love with the atmosphere, the culture and the people. Would love to go back for a longer period of time someday.

What places are on your travel bucket list?

There are so many places I’d like to visit! At the moment South Korea, Canada, Hong Kong, and Iceland are high on my list, though 😉

Are you vegan?

I’m vegetarian and trying to avoid other animal products as much as possible. I also try to only use cosmetics that are cruelty-free.

Do you want to stay in the UK?

I definitely want to stay in the UK for the foreseeable future! I don’t think I could live here forever, because I’d love to live in other countries before I decide to settle somewhere. But for now, I’m very happy in Manchester.