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Hello, my name is Manouk!

I was born in Korea, but grew up in The Netherlands (hoi!). I founded Bunch of Backpackers more than 10 years ago, initially as an easy way to share travel tips with friends. It got a bit out of hand. So far, I visited over 75 countries, many of them as a solo traveler. I love hiking and backpacking in offbeat destinations like Sudan, Pakistan, Iraqi Kurdistan, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan and Mongolia. With this blog I hope to inspire you to get out of your comfort zone and to help preparing you by sharing my tips and experiences! Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions and happy travels! Love, Manouk

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