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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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Money and backpacking: How to keep your money safe while traveling?

After working 3 part-time jobs you finally managed to save up enough money for your backpacking dream trip. But I'm sure no one told you...

Review: Sony MDR-1A headphones and the Sony NWZ-A15 walkman.

About the Sony MDR-1A stereo headphones and the Sony NWZ-A15 walkman: I love listening to music during my travels and I was more than happy...

How to go local while traveling?

Dinner at someone’s home in Kenya, an all-night karaoke session with Japanese students in Tokyo and playing checkers with taxi drivers in China: for...

Review: Pacsafe 5L portable safe

About the Pacsafe 5L portable safe: The travel scene has changed. In this internet-dominated era people travel around with smartphones, laptops, e-readers and tablets. Often...

Cycling Bang Krachao – A fun DIY Bangkok day trip!

Surrounded by Bangkok's busy urban life lies a gorgeous green oasis: Bang Krachao (Bangkachao) island. This island, located in the mighty Chao Praya river...
Best hostels in Iran

The best hostels in Iran (updated in 2018)

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...