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Inside Turkmenistan: Land Of Marble And Sand

Last month my man and I embarked on an adventure that had been on our list for quite some time: exploring unexplored Central Asia. This large area between Europe and Asia consists of five former Soviet countries that are all pretty much undiscovered and off the grid: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Due to time restraints we had to…

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Five Great Books For On The Road

One of the new year’s resolutions that just keeps making it on the list each year is the intention to read more the coming year. Don’t get me wrong, I really love reading, but for some reason I just can’t make it a daily habit. Recently I’ve started to read on the train to work from Amsterdam to The Hague, but between…

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My Five Favourite Food Finds In Hong Kong

One of the highlights of our return visit to amazing and mesmerizing Hong Kong was without a doubt the food. Ever since our one month adventure in China in the summer of 2013 we have been big, very big, fans of the local cuisine. Especially dim sum. You seriously can wake me up anytime for hot and steamy shrimp dumplings or…

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The Kim Utopia – Paintings from North Korea

For me, one of the highlights of our trip to North Korea was seeing all those extremely big propaganda posters on the streets, in the schools, practically everywhere. I don’t think you can even call them posters since most of the time they’re actually murals. Some of them painted, some of them beautiful mosaics. All of them intended to portray the North…

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Between The Walls Of Old Manila

Apparently, Manila was known as the “The Pearl of the Orient” when it was under Spanish rule, roughly between 1580 and 1890. Spoiler alert: it’s not anymore. I don’t mean to be harsh because I can imagine it was once a beautiful city with a perfect location east of Manila Bay, but if you’re flying out to Manila and expect…

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How El Nido Turned A Backpacking Explorer Into A Sunbathing Chillaxer

Okay, truth be told: after our month-long adventure in China in the summer of 2013, me and my backpack were on the verge of a breakup. I seriously started to resent that ol’ thing and it was time for him to go. I was done. Full disclosure: the fact that I was getting closer and closer to the big 30…

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Next Stop: Picture Perfect Paradise!

If you follow me on Twitter you’ve probably noticed my excitement for my upcoming trip to… PARADISE! Yes, I’m going there. Paradise. Me, me me! So, where is this paradise of yours, you ask? Let me take you away to a place where the sun is always shining, the water is crystal clear, the sand is warm and white, the…

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Road Tripping Along The Pacific Coast Highway

Highway 1, or California State Route 1, is known throughout the world as the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) – one of the most amazing drives in the United States. Our California road trip just wasn’t going to be complete without some serious cruising along the beautiful coastline that outlines the Pacific Coast Highway. The Pacific Coast Highway? The PCH runs from…

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Into the Wild: Yosemite NP

After our first couple of days exploring the Golden State (see previous post) it was time to head inland, to Yosemite NP – one of the oldest ánd coolest national parks in the US of A. I ain’t sayin’ she a gold digger Most visitors to the park come from San Francisco or LA and drive straight up to Yosemite,…

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California Dreaming: San Francisco & Napa

July is almost gone and it seems that our little country finally got the memo that it is in fact summer (with tropical thunderstorms and everything)… Our trip to the Golden Coast this May already feels like forever ago, so I thought it was ’bout time that I updated the blog with the latest travel adventure: our camping-is-super-cool-California-roadtrip! You might recall that we chose…

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Eat Cake For Breakfast (and lunch and dinner too)

Yes, this post is about cake. Nope, this has nothing to do with travelling. Well, unless you consider searching for the best (cake) recipes a journey of its own. Which it kinda is. So, new little fact about me: I’m a bit of a foodie. That’s right, I love me some food and I also love making that food. I…

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Oh, The Places You’ll Want To Go

As I’m returning to my everyday routine after a massive cooking (and eating) marathon during the holidays, I’m also looking ahead to the coming year. 2014. The year I turn 29. IEKS! But, a new year also means a brand new set of vacation days that are ready to be filled with amazing trips and adventures. Unfortunately, Santa didn’t bring…

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From China’s Paradise To Hustling & Bustling Hong Kong

In 2006 the Dutch travel show host Chris Zegers visited Yangshuo, a beautiful town in the Southern province of Guangxi, China. He predicted that it wouldn’t take long before the masses would discover this place and, Chris, I can tell you my man: you were damn right! If everyone does it, it must be fun! Since the beginning of our…

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Ticket To Ride China

On Tuesday 30 July we left Pyongyang railway station and after we switched trains in Dandong we had another 14 hours before our arrival in Beijing, 23 hours after we’d left the DPRK. The rest of that day was spent in The Village, a shopping complex in Beijing where we had a final lunch with our Dutch buddies at Hatsune…

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Single Hearted Unity – North Korea

Where to begin when trying to capture the most amazing trip ever in one blog post? So yeah, this is probably going to be a long one… Here we go, North Korea – the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – the Hermit Kingdom – or, just as they call it themselves, Korea. The World’s Most Notorious Airline On Thursday we…

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