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BoB's Epic Adventure

All articles about BoB’s Epic Adventure: 7 months of solo backpacking Southern Africa and the Silk Road including my packing list and lots inspiration and tips! During these 7 months I travel to the following countries: South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Turkey, Iran, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and China.

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...

Money Matters: Costs of backpacking in Iran

Esfahan, Iran Costs Copyright Bunch of Backpackers
Iran is incredibly easy on the wallet since the costs of food, accommodation and transportation are low. The only thing that is (relatively) expensive...

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...

The best hostels in Iran (updated in 2018)

Best hostels in Iran
Let's talk about hostels in Iran! Iran only has a relatively small number of hostels and backpacker guesthouses. However, as tourism increases, more hostels...

How to cross the Irkeshtam border from China to Kyrgyzstan –...

When I was Kyrgyzstan, I wanted to cross the Irkeshtam border into China. However, the internet provided me very little information on how to...

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...

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...

On work and wanderlust

Isn't it ironic? Since I have my travel blog, my travels have become fewer than ever before. Even though I know these two are not correlated,...

Phase I: Preparing and planning my Silk Roads and Southern Africa...

In this new series I will keep you guys updated on how I prepare for my 6-months (quarter ;)) round-the-world solo backpacking trip also...