Asia

Here you can read all the posts I’ve written about my travels in Asia! So far I’ve traveled to:

25 Things To Do In Taipei: Complete Taipei City Guide

Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, with the famous Taipei 101 tower, countless restaurants and so much things to see and do. I’m not usually one to spend a long time in a big city, but I absolutely loved our 12 days in Taipei! In this Taipei travel guide you’ll find: What to do in Taipei How to visit Taipei on…

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Sri Lanka: 1 Month Itinerary And Travel Guide

I was amazed how a small country like Sri Lanka could offer so much variety! Sri Lanka has beautiful beaches, green mountains, even greener tea plantations, ancient and impressive Buddhist temples, colorful and detailed Hindu temples and much more. And all that on an island 4 times smaller than the U.K.! In our 1 month Sri Lanka trip we went…

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Hiking From Jiri To Everest Base Camp: Itinerary And Accommodation Guide

I will be honest: hiking from Jiri to the Everest Base Camp is the most challenging thing I have ever done. The 6-day journey from Jiri to Cheplung is particularly strenuous and some days were downright brutal: climbing 1200 meters and descending 1000… Hiking for 7,5 hours with a 10kg backpack, hoping that your destination of the day is behind the next…

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How Much Does the Everest Base Camp Trek Cost: Detailed Budget Breakdown

Hiking from Jiri to Everest Base Camp has been the greatest physical challenge I have ever done in my life. Walking for 8 hours a day and ascending over 1300 meters while carrying a 10kg backpack certainly wasn’t easy. But… walking this trail has also been one of the most amazing things I have ever done! Trekking through the beautiful…

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The Perfect Packing List For The Everest Base Camp Trek

Packing is always important, but even more so when hiking to Everest Base Camp. I knew I would have to carry my backpack for 3 weeks and I wanted to be sure everything I brought was absolutely essential. Before starting our hike, I browsed through many packing lists and from these lists created my own ‘Essentials for EBC list’. I…

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Delicious Food To Eat In Sri Lanka

I love travel for many reasons (the feeling of freedom, experiencing new things every day, etc.) but a very important reason is trying new and exciting food! Before traveling to Sri Lanka, I researched the country (yes, I am a planner;-) and red about many dishes with delicious ingredients like coconut, chili and curry spices. After spending a month in the…

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Sri Lanka Travel Budget: Detailed Breakdown Of Our Daily Expenses

After spending a month in Sri Lanka exploring the West, South, Middle and North of the country I did a roundup of our travel expenses and was surprised to learn that Sri Lanka is the cheapest countries I’ve traveled to so far! When Frank and I traveled around Southeast Asia our daily budget was usually around €60 per day (€30…

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Where to Stay in Sri Lanka: 1 Month Accommodation Guide

For our Sri Lanka trip I was expecting accommodation prices to be similar to Southeast Asia and that turned out to be correct. During our 1 month trip around Sri Lanka, the price we paid for accommodation varied between €6 and €25 per night. However, there were also several things that were different than in Southeast Asia: 1. Finding your accommodation: I…

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The Japanese Alps: A 6 Day Itinerary With All The Highlights

My entire month in Japan was wonderful and traveling through the Japanese Alps was another highlight. The Alps are a beautiful region, with mountains over 3000 meters high. But it’s not just about nature, there are a lot of cultural activities as well! Like the Kenruko-en garden in Kanazawa, the traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses in Shirakawa-go and the Hida Folk Village in…

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Camping In Japan: The Perfect Packing List

Whenever I told people I would go camping in Japan, most of them looked surprised. Camping in Japan, is that even possible they would ask. Well, yes, it’s very much possible! In fact, it’s quite popular among Japanese people and there are many campsites in the country. We camped at Miyajima island, on Hokkaido and in the Japanese Alps, you…

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