C.V. Manouk ‘travel mastermind’ Bob
Name: Manouk Bob
Date of birth: 02-02-1986
Place of birth: Seoul
The world (1986-present)!
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
Outside Europe: Korea (4-week program for Korean adoptees)
Outside Europe: Korea (with family)
Europe: Germany for 2 weeks of volunteering and city trips Newcastle, Gent, Copenhagen
Outside Europe: First real solo adventure to China! A 6-week trip with homestays in Hebei and Innermongolia and a visit to Beijing.
Outside Europe: Citytrip Beijing, Surinam for a medical internship, Thailand & Cambodia backpacking trip with friends.
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
Outside Europe: My amazing solo India adventure
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
Outside Europe: Istanbul and medical internships in Kenya with a side trip to Uganda (10 weeks)*
*First time Africa
Outside Europe: Indonesia backpacking trip with friends
Europe: Lisbon, Dublin, Rome and Paris
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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Outside Europe: Thailand press trip
Europe: Trapani, Tallinn, Paris, Athens and Vienna
Outside Europe: Sri Lanka backpacking trip
Europe: Prague, Lloret de Mar, Luxembourg press trip, Budapest
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.
Outside Europe: Indonesia (Bali), Egypt, Sudan
Europe: Edinburgh (2x)
- 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
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.
Excellent haggling skills, ‘avoid scams’ radar, problem solving, paradise discoverer, outstanding adventure planner.