Traveling in the old days…

Just reminiscing about traveling in the nineties... before the internet and such. Share your memories below! Photos Bags full of photo film rolls instead of a 1GB memory card. On my 12 month trip I had 35 rolls of film with me, 36 photos each. Now, I often take that many digital photos on a 3 …

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My take on solo travel

Why travel solo? People often think it's a last resort for pathetic people with no friends. The opposite can also be true. Your own company can be quite pleasant! Many people go traveling alone by choice. Because we love it. Much as I love going on trips with good friends, I also love traveling all …

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Last sunny days in Porto

Tuesday 29 October 2013 (continued) After coming back to Porto Xandra and I went to Cafe Majestic, and then to a cinema to watch "Blue Jasmine" by Woody Allen. Had some dinner in that shopping mall. Wednesday 30 October 2013 Bike & beach again Having seen plenty of countryside during the car rides to Guimarães …

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Cheap and friendly Porto

Friday 25 October 2013 Arrived in the afternoon and took the easy metro ride into town. I got the keys to my private little apartment which was very cozy and nice-looking with art on the walls. And had a great view onto a beautiful church. I had coffee with the owner, who gave me some …

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Ultra relaxing on Ko Chang (Thailand)

Sunday 8th November 2009 Loooong overland trip I knew the trip here was going to be a tough one because I wanted to try and avoid flying, one because I hate flying and airports and security checks, two because of the environment. I was expecting it to take two or three days, so in hindsight …

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Lonely Planet bought my photo

This picture of school kids in Mzuzu, Malawi was published in The Africa Book in 2007, a new type of book by Lonely Planet. "Muzungu, shoot me, shoot me!" these kids were yelling at me from the car that was taking them to school. They loved their photograph to be ‘shot’. I encountered this car …

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How to prepare for a long trip

What (not) to bring? Safety and health do's & don'ts? Useful websites? And lots of practical 'granny tips'... This is a list of tips I compiled while I was traveling through Indonesia, Australia, Chile, Bolivia and Peru with my friend Petra for a total of one year. Since then I have been on solo holidays …

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