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.

40 photos that will inspire you to visit Tajikistan!

TAJIKISTAN - "Never heard of it. No idea where it's located. Isn't that a dangerous country?..." Just a couple of responses I got from people...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...