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The Ultimate Guide to Backpacking Ethiopia: itinerary, budget and tips!

Backpacking Ethiopia is not for rookies. However, if you decide to explore this beautiful country, you will be rewarded with some unforgettable experiences. Join thousands of people in their chanting and dancing for the...

How much does it cost to backpack Ethiopia?

What budget do you need for your Ethiopia trip? During my recent Ethiopia backpacking trip, I kept track of all expenses. Compared to Egypt and Sudan, in Ethiopia my travel expenses per day were definitely...

Celebrating the Ethiopian Timkat festival in Aksum: 20 photographs (and tips for your visit)!

Hundreds of people dressed in white robes line the streets of Aksum, chanting, dancing and clapping their hands for Ethiopian Timkat. The Timkat 'epiphany' festival celebrates the baptism of Christ. As the majority of...
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Money Matters: How much does it cost to backpack Georgia?

From snow-capped peaks towering high above ancient watch towers to vineyards, canyons and vibrant cities. Georgia, at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, has something to offer for everyone! During my recent Georgia backpacking...
Best Lightweight Sleeping Bag for Backpacking camping Georgia

Is this the best lightweight sleeping bag for backpacking? A Nomad Pegasus 450 Review

The search for the best lightweight sleeping bag for backpacking and hiking Have you ever been cold while camping in the mountains? I have! I did a few hikes in the mountains of Central Asia...

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The Central Island National Park is located in Lake Turkana and is home to numerous vulcanic craters. Three big craters are filled with small...

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Lamu is an island at the northern coastal area of Kenya, close to the Somalian border. It is an ideal destination for ending your trip...

Money matters: How much will your USA road trip cost?

On the hotlist of every traveller: a USA road trip with your own van! Driving through national parks, eating a homemade burger in front...

Money matters: What are the costs to travel in Argentina?

Argentina...Don't cry for me Argentina! Argentina is the country of passion, tango, the best beef in the world, Maradona and of course beautiful scenery...
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