Accommodation

Find out where to stay around the world: recommended accommodation and how much it costs.

In November Frank and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at the Jamahal Private Resort and Spa on Bali. We had such an amazing time there that, even though I usually don’t write hotel posts, I made an exception for this wonderful place… Jamahal Private Resort and Spa: their philosophy Jamahal means ‘precious time’ in Sanskrit and everything and every member of…

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I have to admit I was a little worried about finding affordable accommodation in Taiwan. It’s easy to find great budget accommodation when you are traveling around Southeast Asia, but in many other parts of the world accommodation makes up the biggest chunk of your daily travel budget. But after doing the calculations for my Taiwan travel budget post, I was surprised to…

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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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As I mentioned in my Oman road trip itinerary, Oman has yet to be discovered by tourists. A good thing really, because you’ll have all the beautiful places to yourself! I don’t know why there are not more people visiting Oman, it’s such a beautiful country! Perhaps because there are several misconceptions about the country, such as: Oman is only…

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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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I have to admit I was slightly worried about finding affordable accommodation before traveling to Japan, country of the rising sun. Which is why I searched Agoda, Booking and Airbnb meticulously to find the best possible options. I am happy to say that I did and that it’s definitely possible to find cheap places to stay in Japan! Budget accommodation…

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In September 2015 I wrote my first post on Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog, in which I announced to give a full budget breakdown for my 5 month trip. It may have taken a little longer than expected, but here it is! Traveling the world for 5 months… I had dreamed of traveling the world for years! While I had taken…

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2014 was a year without much travel for me because I was saving up all my holiday days and money for the big 5-month trip to New Zealand and Southeast Asia. Luckily, I did manage to get away for two weeks; I went skiing in January and I took a one week trip to Sardinia in September. And wow, Sardinia was beautiful! A…

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New Zealand is my favorite country in the world! I loved everything about the country, from it’s gorgeous nature, the friendly people and tiny towns to the quirky flightless native birds and other wonderful wildlife. I also loved driving around in our rented camper van, staying at the most beautiful campsites without anyone else around and waking up to breathtaking views of…

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