Travel advice

It’s my mission to inspire you to travel and help you plan your trips. Here you can find all the practical posts I’ve written about my travels:

The Best Things To Do In Tainan: A Perfect Itinerary

Tainan was the 2nd city we visited in Taiwan and I liked it even more than Kaohsiung. Tainan was the capital of Taiwan from 1683 until 1887 and has plenty of historic sites to explore. Despite having a population close to 2 million, Tainan city center (where most of the sightseeing places are) is very walkable. Or, do as we…

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The Best Things To Do In Kaohsiung: A Perfect Itinerary

To be honest, I had never heard of Kaohsiung until I started planning our trip to Taiwan. Turns out Kaohsiung is the second largest city in Taiwan! Almost 3 million people live in Kaohsiung and its port is the largest harbor in Taiwan. Because we could catch a cheap flight from Malaysia to Kaohsiung, this is where we started our 1 month trip…

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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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How To Travel Oman On A Budget: Average Daily Costs For A 2 Week Road Trip

Since publishing my Oman itinerary and Oman accommodation guide, several people have asked me about the necessary daily travel budget for Oman. And since I always obsessively keep check of every euro, dollar, dong, rupee or in this case Omani Rial we spend I am happy to share our Oman expenses. Oman: daily travel budget for a 2-week road trip Check…

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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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How To Travel From Dubai To Muscat By Bus Via The Hatta Border

When we decided to visit Oman as the 3rd country of our Big Trip I looked into several ways of getting to Muscat, the capital of Oman. We could fly directly from Sri Lanka but tickets were quite expensive so we decided to fly to Dubai instead and travel from Dubai to Muscat by road. The added bonus would be…

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