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Alcatraz, the San Fran must do

The big advantage of travelling solo is that you often don’t have to plan things way in advance. That popular hostel might have one bed left and popular activities have that spot that others don’t want to fill. And so it happened that I got lucky in San Francisco on my trip to Alcatraz. I…

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The wilderness at work: Etosha National Park

A safari in Africa is a special event. It’s not every day that you see some of the world’s most impressive animals in the wild. So seeing the gates of Namibia’s Etosha national park made me very excited. Just driving into the park, towards our camp, we saw lions bathing in the sun, zebras and…

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Challenging myself and my stamina

“I am Dennis, I’ve skied for about 50 years.” “Hi! I’m Alice and when I was little I was on the race team.” “Hey, my name is George. I started skiing when I was four.” “I’m Andrea. I started skiing two years ago…” My confidence just dropped dramatically. I was already the baby of the…

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The croc circus

The Adelaide River is located in the Northern Territory, unlike its name suggests. It is an area of calm, quiet and crocodiles. Every day tourists come to see the jumping crocs. I arrived in Adelaide River in the wet season, so there was only a small group going on the crocodile cruise and therefore we…

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Travel theme: orange

Besides my favorite color, orange is also my country’s national color. It was only a few weeks ago that I was wearing orange socks to work on days that the Netherlands played a match on the world cup in Brazil. While travelling I mostly see orange in the sunsets and sunrises, like in this photo…

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Monkeying around

To see orangutans you don’t have too many options in this world. A visit to these endangered apes is something you cannot skip on a visit to Borneo. I got the chance to see these wonderful animals in Sarawak, Malaysia and it was an experience I won’t easily forget. There is a lot of criticism…