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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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Travel must have: funky, cool camera straps!

Have you ever noticed that more and more people have DSLR’s? And have you also noticed that all those people wear the same boring...

Ancient rituals at the 10th World Wai Kru Ceremony in Ayutthaya

Whoever thought Muay Thai is a mindless, aggressive and blood hungry sport: think again. During my recent trip to Thailand I discovered that Muay...

Money Matters: How much money do you need for backpacking in...

Argentina was the last stop of the South America backpacking trip of 28-year-old Floris from the Netherlands. Argentina is relatively expensive for backpackers, but...

Snap shots of Sri Lanka

Stumbled upon some photos of my 2015 Sri Lanka trip! Our Sri Lanka trip was a crazy, beautiful roller-coaster ride full of highs and...
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Money Matters: How much does it cost to travel Vietnam?

Emily Luxton traveled throughout Vietnam for 45 days. She survived crossing the streets in chaotic Hanoi, sailed a boat in magical Halong Bay and...
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Backpacking the Silk Road: an ultimate overview

Only a few people know this, but when I was in Africa I considered to cancel my ticket to Turkey (and thus my entire...