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The best hostels in Iran, a personal selection!

Best hostels in Iran
Iran only has a relatively small number of hostels and backpacker guesthouses. However, as tourism increases, more hostels are expected to open. If you...

Backpacking the ‘Silk Road’: an ultimate overview

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

Don’t ruin your camera and 9 other tips for your visit...

One of Africa's absolute icons: Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunyac (The Smoke That Thunders). Victoria Falls is considered one of the Natural Wonders of the...

Backpacking Southern Africa: an ultimate overview

With the hostel's dog snoring next to me and a Savannah beer on the table, I finally found time to write this overview article...

My packing list for 6 months of backpacking Southern Africa and...

Based on many years of travel experience, here is the packing list for my upcoming 6-month backpacking trip to Southern Africa and the Silk...

Phase V: Saying Goodbye 20’s and Hello BoB’s Epic Adventure

Today is my 30th birthday! Can't believe it's here already! Would you believe me if I said I still feel like 21? The only difference...

How to Win The Great Visa Game of Southern Africa &...

For BoB's Epic Adventure (and for most other long-term trips), there is not that much preparation needed. The three most important things are: book your first flight...

Phase IV: Only 2 months until BoB’s Epic Adventure!

January 20th I wrote an article on Work and Wanderlust. At that time, BoB's Epic Adventure seemed ages away. And now, it's only 2...

Phase III: My debute as ‘Backpack Expert’ and some challenges that...

And suddenly Bob's Epic Adventure is only four months away! Can't believe how fast time flies. Because I've been busy with my regular job(s) I haven't...