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How much does it cost to backpack Ethiopia?

What budget do you need for your Ethiopia trip? During my recent Ethiopia backpacking trip, I kept track of all expenses. Compared to Egypt and Sudan, in Ethiopia my travel expenses per day were definitely...

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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Have you ever heard of the Togian Islands? Nope. Great! Then you are about to discover the most unique destination in Indonesia. The Togian archipelago...

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Abbi spent a weekend in Singapore as part of a 4-month Southeast Asia backpacking trip. For Bunch of Backpackers, she kept track of her...
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Money Matters: Costs to travel in Guatemala

Guatemala is one of Central America's most diverse nations with the Maya culture still embedded in the country. David Beattie traveled to Guatemala during his...
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