Val Dechev is a writer, editor, curator and music selector based in Amsterdam. She writes about music, fashion and art, with a particular focus on queer culture and the underground. Val’s work has appeared in a variety of publications, such as Office, King Kong, METAL, Numéro, Coeval, and others. 

What does a journey mean to you?

Staying open to novelty and surprise. 

Which country or location most inspires you?

Bulgaria. I love the mountains, seaside, valleys, rivers and caves that my home country is so rich with. 

Where would you go back to and why?

Lisbon! I had the time of my life there last summer. The people, the food, the beach, it’s all just too good. 

Top insider tip for Amsterdam?

Spend a chill afternoon at the Art Deco Spa (Sauna Deco) right in the centre of the city. It’s a truly magical experience that’s aesthetically, mentally and physically rewarding. 

What journey would you most like to go on?I’d love to go on an underwater journey and see what otherworldly beauty our oceans hold.

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