The Ethiopian Timkat festival in Aksum in 20 photographs

Hundreds of people dressed in white robes line the streets of Aksum, chanting, dancing and clapping their hands for Ethiopian Timkat. The Timkat 'epiphany'...

Sleep Less, Dream More – Sleepless in the most quiet village...

"The bus driver lets us know that we have to get off the bus. There we are, somewhere in Guangxi Province without exactly knowing...

Hang out with pre-historic fish at the Central Island National Park

Central Island National Park, Lake Turkana - The Central Island National Park is located in Lake Turkana and is home to numerous volcanic craters....

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 my entire...

Solo female backpacking in Iran: Experiences and tips for future travelers

'What were your experiences as a solo female backpacker in Iran?' This question I got quite a few times after my trip to Iran last...

Interview with Joost Reintjes, The Dutch ambassador of Kenya

For the Kenya month of Bunch of Backpackers we asked Mr. Joost Reintjes, the Netherlands Ambassador to Kenya to answer some questions about traveling...

One day in Beijing itinerary: What to do?

You only have one day in Beijing... So, how to enjoy your 24 hours to the fullest? Whether it is a lay over, stop...

BoB vs. Hotel Presidente in La Paz, Bolivia

Dressed in red & blue I stood in the window of the 17th floor of the Hotel Presidente. It was windy and I firmly...

5 best things to do in Lamu

Lamu is an island at the northern coastal area of Kenya, close to the Somalian border. It is an ideal destination for ending your trip...