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Backpacking Georgia (the country): itinerary, highlights and tips

Georgia - In 2018, one of the most popular Dutch television shows 'WIDM' was shot in Georgia (the country, not the state), which resulted in a rise of Dutch travelers to Georgia. Although I...

Responsible travel gear: Fjällräven

In recent years, my travels became more adventurous, more off-the-beaten-track and more focused on outdoor activities. For example, in these last two years, I hiked the Fann mountains in Tajikistan, trekked the Georgian Caucasus...

A modest guide to a surf camp in Taghazout, Morocco

Taghazout, Morocco - "How's the swell?" someone asks. I'm in Taghazout, one of the premier surf towns in Morocco. After gaining some surf experience in Indonesia and South Africa, I was eager to take...

Hiking in Mestia, Svaneti – Mazeri, Guli, Koruldi to Ushguli

Georgia (the country) - Albeit short, I loved my hiking trip to Georgia. I spent my time exploring the remote Svaneti region with snowy peaks, impressive glaciers, and green valleys. Here, high in the mountains,...

The Ultimate Guide to Backpacking Turkey

Never did I imagine that backpacking in Turkey would be so much fun! From balloon-filled skies in Cappadocia, sailing along the Turquoise coast and playing numerous games of Tavla (backgammon) with the welcoming Turkish people, Turkey...

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Sleep Less, Adventure More

There's nothing in the travel guides really letting you know the truth about being able to sleep when you're abroad. Sure if you're on...
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Great hospitality at the Hera Hotel in Athens, Greece

With the beautifully illuminated Acropolis Hill behind me I walked towards the entrance of the Hera Hotel. The two Greek flags above the hotel doors...

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

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,...

New monkey in town: The King Kong Hostel in Rotterdam

We have a new hostel in Rotterdam: King Kong! Already a king amongst hostels with a name like that. The hostel is located in...
Machu Picchu Peru by Bunch of Backpackers

Money Matters: How much does it cost to travel Peru and...

It is generally known South America is more expensive than Asia, and Peru is more expensive than Bolivia. But how expensive? Bunch of Backpackers...

On work and wanderlust

Isn't it ironic? Since I have my travel blog, my travels have become fewer than ever before. Even though I know these two are not correlated,...