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.

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Phase II: Shaping my Africa and Silk Road itinerary

Phase II (7-8 months before the trip): From idea to an Africa and Silk Road itinerary Even though BoB's Epic Adventure is still 6 months away,...

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...

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,...