How to Love Taxi Rides and Avoid Taxi Scams

How to Love Taxi Rides and Avoid Taxi Scams

Catching a taxi is a fast and convenient way to get around. For that convenience you have to pay a bit more and most times this extra cost is worth…

How to Love Taxi Rides and Avoid Taxi Scams
5 Tips on How to Bargain on the Road

5 Tips on How to Bargain on the Road

Growing up in a western country does teach you that almost everything has a fixed price. Bananas, hotel rooms and taxi rides cost a certain amount of money. Sure there…

5 Tips on How to Bargain on the Road
Jumping on a Train in India

Jumping on a Train in India

Everything in India is bamboozling: from the number of people and hustlers around you to the simple fact of boarding a train.

That's exactly what I did for the very first…

Jumping on a Train in India
Top 5 ‘Underground’ Things to do in Cape Town

Top 5 ‘Underground’ Things to do in Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the best cities in the world. I simple love the place with its combination of ocean, culture, mountains and nature.

Gee, I would even say it…

Top 5 ‘Underground’ Things to do in Cape Town
How to Become a World Traveler

How to Become a World Traveler

How do you become a world traveler? ...is a question that I get asked a lot.
And it's not a questions that I can answer easily. My best and shortest answer…

How to Become a World Traveler
Long Term Travel Packing List

Long Term Travel Packing List

"The lighter you pack, the happier you are!"
After carrying my own backpack through almost 40 countries, I could not agree more with this statement. Especially when you plan on traveling…

Long Term Travel Packing List
The Foodstands of Bangkok

The World’s Best Street Food

The best street food in the World is found in Bangkok. Hands down, I have not been to any other place that offers such a big variety of flavors, tastes…

The World’s Best Street Food
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Cambodian Kids Drawing Anchor Wat

Cambodian Kids Drawing Anchor Wat

When you travel around Asia you will notice that the most curious people around are the many kids. Kids coming running from their houses, screaming “Hello, hello, hello…” and then looking at you, pinching your white skin and laughing. Always laughing. Sometimes with you, but more often laughing about you. Especially, when your unshaven with [...]

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Fish Massage in Cambodia

Fish Massage Anyone?

When you are in Siam Reap, Cambodia, make sure you treat yourself to the thrill of a fish massage. Hundreds of cleaning fish will bite, pull and suck on your feet as soon as you stick your feet into the open aquarium. Happily eating away on your old skin. This kind of massage tickles like [...]

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Eating Fantastic Frogs in Cambodia

Eating Fantastic Frogs in Cambodia

By now you should know that I have a big weakness for strange food. Usually the strange food tastes good, but it never really tingled my taste buds to exhaustion. My mind was always blown away by the strangeness of it all, but never by the taste. All that changed when I had my first [...]

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Skulls at the Cambodian Killing Fields

Cambodian Killing Fields

Traveling is the best education that I know of. A big part of that education has to be learning about the many mistakes against humanity that happen(ed) in so many parts of the world. As to always remember those mistakes and never repeat them again. Looking at the cracked skulls lying in front of me [...]

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Set Wave at Witches Rock, Costa Rica

3 World Class Waves You Have To Surf in Costa Rica

If you know anything about me, then you probably know that I love to surf world class waves. Even though I grew up landlocked in Germany and did not start surfing until I was 20 years old, I still managed to surf more world class waves than your average surfer. But don’t get me wrong, [...]

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Eating Crunchy Crickets in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Eating Crunchy Crickets in Cambodia

Traveling the world is all about experiencing the food. And nowhere is this more true than in Asia. It’s the spices, the intense taste of strange food and the whole atmosphere that makes eating out in Asia such a great experience. But it is not just the regular food that’s so exciting. The strange, scary [...]

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River Guesthouse on the Island of Don Khon, Laos

What $10 gets you in Laos

Laos is a great backpacking place. It’s easy to travel, has an amazing culture, plenty of adventures and people are very friendly. On top of that Laos is very affordable. Here’s a picture of my veranda in a tiny village along at the mighty Mekong river. I spent $7 for the entire bungalow per night [...]

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Bungalow above the Ocean, Bali, Indonesia

3 Bulletproof Strategies to Saving 30 Percent of your Shoestring Travel Budget

Did you know that you can save 30 percent of your shoestring travel budget when you arrive at a new location? Knowing how to save part of your travel budget whenever possible is an essential routine for every long-term traveler. Following such a routine will make a trip last longer and provide valuable cash reserves [...]

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Casa de Wow, Oyantantombo, Peru

What $10 gets you in Peru

Peru is an epic place to travel and experience. Best of all it is really affordable if you have the right currency in your bank account. And if you practiced your Spanish at home a bit it gets even better. Here’s the place I stayed at in Oyantantombo in the Sacred Valley for $5 a [...]

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Dancing Girls in Lembogan, Indonesia

Photo of the Week: Traditional Dancing Lesson in Indonesia

One of the best ways to see local life is by bicycle. You are fast enough to cover large distances, yet also slow enough to see everything along the way. Plus, you can follow every little dirt path that you couldn’t drive along on a scooter or in a car. And that’s exactly what happened [...]

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