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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,...

The Ultimate Guide to Backpacking Turkey

Never did I imagine that backpacking in Turkey would be so much fun! From balloon-filled skies in Cappadocia, sailing along the Turquoise coast and playing numerous games of Tavla (backgammon) with the welcoming Turkish people, Turkey...

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Money Matters: Costs to travel in Japan

For many travelers Japan is a dream destination with its beautiful temples, fascinating culture and the Tokyo neon lights. Bruce Moerdjiman from the Netherlands visited...
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Peace and quiet during a temple stay in Takayama, Japan

While traveling in Japan I stumbled upon the 'Zenko-ji temple inn'. This is a traditional Japanese Buddhist temple in Hida-Takayama converted into a peaceful hostel. Coming from the bright...

Portraits of the Pamirs of Tajikistan

Venturing into the Pamirs of Tajikistan, also called the 'Roof of the World', means venturing into a landscape of ancient fortresses, natural springs, glaciers...

13 best hostels for solo travelers in Asia – social, cheap and...

Solo travel is fun, but can be lonely at times. Hostels are the perfect place to make new friends. For me, the difference between...

Money Matters: How much does it cost to travel in Madagascar?

The large majority of species in Madagascar are found nowhere else on earth. No surprise Madagascar is a paradise for nature and wildlife lovers. Famous sights include...

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...