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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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Review of the Pariwana hostel in Cusco

Pariwana is one of the most popular backpackers hostels in Cusco. Bunch of Backpackers decided to check out to see whether it lives up...
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Sleep Less, Dream More – Over-the-Water Bungalows in Paradise

In mid-2013, while travelling through Guatemala, I met a fellow Aussie gal, who in turn met an American beau. We all became travel buddies,...

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...

Where to go birdwatching in Kenya?

Kenya - Kenya is home to more than a thousand bird species - many are rare/threatened and most are beautiful. Birds can be found...

BoB vs. Hotel Presidente in La Paz, Bolivia

Dressed in red & blue I stood in the window of the 17th floor of the Hotel Presidente. It was windy and I firmly...

Havelis, arts and places to visit in Shekhawati

It was not the Taj Mahal, the holy Ganges or the beautiful Indian desert cities that were the highlights of my India trip. The...