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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...
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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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