Travel curriculum vitae

C.V. Manouk ‘travel mastermind’ Bob

Personal information

Name: Manouk Bob
Date of birth: 02-02-1986
Place of birth: Seoul
Nationality: Dutch
Email: bunchofbackpackers[at]gmail[dot]com

Education

The world (1986-present)!

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Relevant travel experience

< 2003 (with family)

Outside Europe: Thailand and the USA (Road trip from New York to San Francisco)
Europe: mostly Portugal, the UK, Germany and Italy

2004

Outside Europe: Korea (4-week program for Korean adoptees)
Europe: Rome

2005

Outside Europe: Korea (with family)
Europe: Germany for 2 weeks of volunteering and city trips Newcastle, Gent, Copenhagen

2006

Outside Europe: First real solo adventure to China! A 6-week trip with homestays in Hebei and Innermongolia and a visit to Beijing. 
Europe: Barcelona

2007

Outside Europe: Citytrip Beijing, Surinam for a medical internship, Thailand & Cambodia backpacking trip with friends.  
Europe: Paris

2008

Outside Europe: First big solo Asia backpacking adventure to Japan (including a 2-week volunteering period in Tokyo), Taiwan, Thailand (including a 4-week medical internship in Bangkok),  Malaysia, Laos and Vietnam
Europe: The UK for a five-month graduation research in Oxford

2009

Outside Europe: My amazing solo India adventure 
Europe: Newcastle

2010

Outside Europe: Second big Asia adventure starting with the Trans-Mongolian Express (Russia, Mongolia, Beijing) with a friend and afterwards solo backpacking throughout Korea, China, Tibet, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand.
Europe: London & Oxford

2011

Outside Europe: Istanbul and medical internships in Kenya with a side trip to Uganda (10 weeks)*

*First time Africa

2012

Outside Europe: Indonesia backpacking trip with friends
Europe: Lisbon, Dublin, Rome and Paris

2013

Outside Europe: Korea and backpacking throughout Peru & Bolivia with friends*
Europe: Berlin, Antwerp, Kitzbuhel, London, Berlin and Copenhagen

*First time South-America

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2014

Outside Europe: Thailand press trip
Europe: Trapani, Tallinn, Paris, Athens and Vienna

2015

Outside Europe: Sri Lanka backpacking trip
Europe: Prague, Lloret de Mar, Luxembourg press trip, Budapest

2016

Outside Europe: BoB’s Epic Adventure, a 6-month solo backpacking trip in Southern Africa and ‘the Silk Road countries’ to South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Turkey, Greece, Iran, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China. 

2017

Outside Europe: Indonesia (Bali), Egypt, Sudan

Europe: Edinburgh (2x)

Achievements

  • Ate guinea pig in Peru, a living octopus in Korea and insects in Thailand
  • Climbed Mt. Rinjani in Indonesia
  • Got my PADI Open Water in Indonesia
  • Survived rafting the Nile in Uganda
  • Reached great heights at Taipei 101, the World Trade Center, Seoul Tower, Tokyo Metropolitan Offices and the Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur
  • Camped between elephants, hippos, big cats and who-knows-what in Namibia and Botswana
  • Saw the Great Wall, the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu and Las Vegas

Qualifications

Experienced in backpacking, hitchhking, border runs, bucket showers, hiking, foreign languages, ‘tourist gesture’ language, beaching, home-staying, hostels, snorkeling, diving, sleeping in gers/yurts, fancy hotels, camel riding, solo traveling, internships abroad, bus rides > 12 hours, train travel, budget traveling, city trips, overlanding and karaoke.

Skills

Excellent haggling skills, ‘avoid scams’ radar, problem solving, paradise discoverer, outstanding adventure planner.

 

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