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Is this the best mountaineering backpack? Review Osprey Mutant 52 liters

This time I wasn't looking for a classic backpack, but I was on the hunt for a great mountaineering backpack to use on my 'C1 basic mountaineering course' in the Austrian Alps. To be...

Guide to hiking the Tatra mountains in Poland

Hiking the Tatra Mountains, Poland - This year it was one of the coldest, snowiest and most whimsical May's in decades. The trails in the Tatra mountains were still largely covered in a thick layer of...

Nine reasons to visit the Tatra mountains in Poland!

Tatra mountains in Poland - "I had no idea that Poland looked like this!", quite a few people responded to my photos of the Tatra mountains. And to be honest, for a long time I...

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...

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Solo female backpacking in Iran: Experiences and tips for future travelers

'What were your experiences as a solo female backpacker in Iran?' This question I got quite a few times after my trip to Iran last...
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Let's talk about hostels in Iran! Iran only has a relatively small number of hostels and backpacker guesthouses. However, as tourism increases, more hostels...
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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...

How to cross the Irkeshtam border from China to Kyrgyzstan –...

When I was Kyrgyzstan, I wanted to cross the Irkeshtam border into China. However, the internet provided me very little information on how to...

Money Matters: Costs of backpacking in Colombia

Colombia is an upcoming  travel destination in South America. It has loads to offer from surfing and beaching to jungle trekking and mountains. And let's not...
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How to travel by bus to the Temple of Poseidon from...

A visit to the temple of Poseidon makes a cool half-day trip from Athens and also gives you the opportunity to see the stunning...