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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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Top things to do in Ao Nang and Krabi

'Thailand... Too touristy!' some say. I always disagree. For me Thailand is still one the most beautiful, diverse and travel friendliest destinations in the...

Money Matters: How much it costs to travel in the Philippines

Grietje Evenwel and her boyfriend traveled the Philippines for 29 days. For Bunch of Backpackers they kept track of all their spendings. So, let's find...

Money Matters: How much does it cost to backpack in Sudan?...

Did you know Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt? No? I didn't know either. However, during my latest trip I discovered Sudan has many incredible...

Phase II: Shaping my Africa and Silk Road itinerary

Phase II (7-8 months before the trip): From idea to an Africa and Silk Road itinerary Even though BoB's Epic Adventure is still 6 months away,...

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...

Sleep less, dream more – Under a canopy in Hasankeyf

Margherita encountered great hospitality during a couch surfing trip in Turkey. Read about the time she slept under a canopy in Hasankeyf and learn...