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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 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...

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...

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...

Guide to Backpacking in Zimbabwe: Route, costs and general tips!

Spot the big five in South Africa!
When preparing for BoB's Epic Adventure, Zimbabwe was probably one of the countries that intrigued me most. Its neighbours, Zambia and Botswana, always sounded 'friendly,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Based on many years of travel experience, here is the packing list for 6-months of backpacking in Southern Africa and the Silk Road countries....