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Celebrating the Ethiopian Timkat festival in Aksum: 20 photographs (and tips for your visit)!

Hundreds of people dressed in white robes line the streets of Aksum, chanting, dancing and clapping their hands for Ethiopian Timkat. The Timkat 'epiphany' festival celebrates the baptism of Christ. As the majority of...
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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 something to offer for everyone! During my recent Georgia backpacking...
Best Lightweight Sleeping Bag for Backpacking camping Georgia

Is this the best lightweight sleeping bag for backpacking? A Nomad Pegasus 450 Review

The search for the best lightweight sleeping bag for backpacking and hiking Have you ever been cold while camping in the mountains? I have! I did a few hikes in the mountains of Central Asia...

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...
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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...

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Off the beaten track in Myanmar

A wonderful country of monks, golden stupa's and most of all: friendly warm people from all different ethnicities. It's said that it's best to...

Locals’ favorite places in Bangkok – Where to go?

Locals know best, so a while ago I asked my Bangkok friends -Patch, Miki and Puy- to give their three favorite places in Bangkok....

All aboard the Transmongolian Express!

In 2010 we jumped the epic 'Trans-Mongolian Express' and traveled 7621 kilometers from the red square in Moscow to the forbidden city in Beijing....

Traveling Kenya on a budget

Kenya, the country of amazing wildlife, white-sand beaches and lively cities. Compared to other countries in Africa, Kenya's tourism is well-developed. Traveling around independently is...
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Is this the best lightweight sleeping bag for backpacking? A Nomad...

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Backpacking off the beaten path in Kyrgyzstan: 5 spectacular places

Most people who visit Kyrgyzstan head straight to its most famous sights such as Lake Song-Kul and Lake Issyk-Kul. However, if you go off the...

Money Matters: What are the costs of 6 days backpacking in...

Chile was the third country in the 'South America Backpacking Trip' of 28-year-old Floris from the Netherlands. Chilean scenery is amazing, but the country...
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