It begins in 2005 in the city of Rome. Line was on a one year Erasmus exchange program in her 4th year of university. Sander had just started a 3 year study program.
They met at the very romantic Monday night "All you can drink" for 10 euro boat party.
After the encounter in Rome they kept in touch, and started chatting by chance on the 30th of December 2007. Turned out neither of them had any big plans for New Years eve, so the next day Sander was on a plane to Oslo to celebrate New Years eve! By August 2008 they were living together in Amsterdam.