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On new travel plans and more…

My last 'personal' blog titled 'On work and wanderlust has a publishing date of almost two years ago. Therefore, time for a small update on my personal life and also to reveal new exciting travel...

My trip to Tibet: 20 photographs from the Roof of the World

It was quite a spontaneous idea to visit Tibet. I was traveling in China and Tibet was so close, I just couldn't resist. So, shortly after arriving in China, I also arranged my trip...
Spot the big five in South Africa!

Backpacking in Zimbabwe: Route, costs and general tips!

When preparing for BoB's Epic Adventure, Zimbabwe was probably one of the countries that intrigued me most. Its neighbours, Zambia and Botswana, always sounded 'friendly, happy and green', but this was not the case with...

Portraits of the Pamirs

Venturing into the Pamirs, also called the 'Roof of the World', means venturing into a landscape of ancient fortresses, natural springs, glaciers and breathtaking lakes. It's one of highest mountain ranges in the world,...

Female solo backpacking in Iran: Experiences and tips for future travelers

'What were your experiences as a female solo backpacker in Iran?' This question I got quite a few times after my trip to Iran last summer. If you have been following my travels on Instagram or...

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Best backpacker reads

Yes! While traveling we finally have the time to read those books we've always wanted to read! A 10-hour bus ride is no longer...

The hitchhikers guide to Europe: 10 tips!

It's by far the best way to meet people, to get on the road as cheap as possible and gather some unexpected adventure on...

Introducing Kekke Camerariem, the funkiest camera straps

About a year ago I wrote a post about my funky camera strap 'Indian Summer' which I had bought at the webshop ‘Kekke camerariem’. At...

The best party places in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is one of the most popular destinations for backpackers. It is easy to travel around and budget-friendly. Most backpackers tend to do (parts...

Photo essay: All aboard the Trans-Mongolian Express!

In 2010 we jumped the epic 'Trans-Mongolian Express' and traveled 7621 kilometers from the red square in Moscow to the forbidden city in Beijing....

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: How much does it cost to travel in Ecuador?

Ecuador has it all: Go on an adventure in the Andes, explore the colonial towns or visit the famous Galapagos islands. But, how much...

Six ethical dilemmas I encountered as a traveler. What will you...

In the last decade, 'ethics in travel' has received increased attention from both travelers and the travel industry. As tourism is booming, this increased awareness...

Sleep Less, Dream More – St Briavels Castle, England

St. Briavels is not your average accommodation. It's an 800-year old Norman castle that now serves as YHA hostel. Read here about Nichola West's...

Visit Giethoorn, the picturesque Dutch village with no roads

The charming village of Giethoorn consists only of waterways and narrow walking paths. It is fittingly called the 'Venice of the Netherlands' or the 'Venice...
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