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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...

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 in Indonesia and South Africa, I was eager to take...

Hiking in Mestia, Svaneti – Mazeri, Guli, Koruldi to Ushguli

Georgia (the country) - Albeit short, I loved my hiking trip to Georgia. I spent my time exploring the remote Svaneti region with snowy peaks, impressive glaciers, and green valleys. Here, high in the mountains,...

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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...

11 x ‘Do As The Japanese Do’ For Travelers

While going through my travel notes for my '11 quirky things in Japan' article, I stumbled upon a word cloud which I had created...

Antilliaanse Feesten, the largest Caribbean festival in the world

We're having a great time! The weather is beautiful and everywhere around us young people are barbecuing in front of their little wooden houses....
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Money matters: Costs to travel in Cuba

Cuba is the country of rum, rhythm and romance and an intriguing travel destination. David Beattie visited Cuba during his longterm backpacking trip in Central...

Photo essay: 28 things not to miss in Kenya

Kenya, a country with the most beautiful natural wonders, fascinating tribes and immense contrasts. Travel to remote Lake Turkana in the north, relax at...

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...