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It’s all about the journeys

On a Thursday in the spring of 1986, I took an 8560-kilometer journey that would change my life forever. It was a confusion of sights, sounds and smells. I slept a lot and cried a...
Best hostels in Rotterdam - Guide by Bunch of Backpackers 6

The Ultimate Guide to Hostels in Rotterdam – 5 hostels tried & tested!

The lack of a subjective overview of hostels in Rotterdam, prompted to me to go on a few 'microadventures' in my own city. For a few nights, I exchanged the comforts of my Rotterdam...

Review: Overlanding with Nomad Tours Africa – Best of Namibia

About my Nomad Tours Africa - Best of Namibia adventure!  During my backpacking trip in Southern Africa, I heard from fellow backpackers that independent travel in Namibia is extremely challenging because of the desert and the...
Mexican misadventures

Three Mexican Misadventures

As a travel blogger and an experienced traveler, I offer 'expert travel advice'. This is clearly stated on my website. However, those who followed my Mexico Instagram stories, know that my short 2-week Mexico...
Why scuba diving is fun Bunch of Backpackers2

9 reasons why scuba diving is fun and how it enriched my travels!

You should never have too many regrets in life, but I truly wish I had discovered scuba diving sooner. I traveled past so many dive spots, without realizing I missed out on a beautiful underwater...

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Imagine a brand that makes the most beautiful eco-leather bags in the world. Bags that are produced fair. Bags that give you an instant...
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Sleep Less, Dream More – The Perils of Overnight Travel in...

It was past midnight, and two of my newly-found travel buddies and I climbed out of the bus, stretching our legs waddling to our...

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

Surinam is a former Dutch colony in South America. It a less-travelled country, but definitely worth visiting for its jungle, the amazing food and...

Surf Camp Fuerteventura with Planet Surf

A few months ago I received an invitation of Planet Surf for a surfcamp in Fuerteventura. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to go, due to...

Ultimate Sudan travel guide: itinerary, budget and travel tips for backpackers

In Sudan, seemingly forgotten pyramids still stand in endless desert sands. The markets of Kassala and Omdurman are a fascinating melting pot of cultures...

Off the beaten track in Myanmar

A wonderful country of monks, golden stupa's and most of all: friendly warm people from all different ethnicities. It's said that it's best to...

Staying in a female capsule hotel in Nagoya, Japan

Even though capsule hotels were originally invented as cheap accommodations for Japanese business men, who are too drunk to go home, they are rapidly...

Highlights of my recent Vienna city trip with friends

Vienna is a classical city of grandeur, traditions and art and is divided into 23 districts (couldn't help thinking of the Hunger Games). The city...
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