How to travel by bus to Lodwar (Kenya)

Traveling by bus to Lodwar, Kenya in the Turkana district is not for the fainthearted. In 2011 we took the road to the dry Turkana...

Hakuna Matata – Guide to Basic Swahili

When traveling to Kenya it is useful to learn some Swahili (or kiswahili) language. Even though your pronunciation may not be perfect, knowledge of some basic...

BoB’s amazing guide to Eldoret – Where to stay, what to...

In 2011, I traveled to Eldoret (Kenya) with two good friends for an internship in their university hospital. Before our trip, we searched the...

Sleep less, dream more – A hammock in the jungle of...

Some years ago I went on a 3-day jungle tour to Brownsberg in Surinam (South America). Brownsberg is located south of Paramaribo, the capital...

Peace and quiet during a temple stay in Takayama, Japan

Takayama
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...

A visit to Xilinhot, Innermongolia (China)

 About how I ended up in a ger full of schoolteachers in the remote area of Xilinhot in Innermongolia and tips for your own visit...