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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.

On work and wanderlust

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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,...

The best hostels in Iran (updated in 2018)

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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...

Phase V: Saying Goodbye 20’s and Hello BoB’s Epic Adventure

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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...

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

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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...

Money Matters: Costs of backpacking in Iran

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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...

How to Win The Great Visa Game of Southern Africa &...

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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...

Backpacking off the beaten path in Kyrgyzstan: 5 spectacular places

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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 IV: Only 2 months until BoB’s Epic Adventure!

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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 Southern Africa: an ultimate overview

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With the hostel's dog snoring next to me and a Savannah beer on the table, I finally found time to write this overview article...