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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

Review: Overlanding with Nomad Tours Africa – Best of Namibia

About my Nomad Tours Africa - Best of Namibia adventure!  During my backpacking trip in Southern Africa, I heard from fellow backpackers that independent travel in...

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....

Backpacking off the beaten path in Kyrgyzstan: 5 spectacular places

Most people who visit Kyrgyzstan head straight to its most famous sights such as Lake Song-Kul and Lake Issyk-Kul. However, if you go off the...

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...