Hiking

Posts about hiking

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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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 valley of Kamikochi truly is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Kamikochi lies 1500 meters above sea level and is surrounded by tall and impressive looking mountains. All it took to convince me to add Kamikochi to our Japan travel itinerary was 1 picture in the Lonely Planet and it was so worth it… Hiking and camping…

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One of the coolest things of my 1 month trip to Japan was hiking the Koyasan Choishi Michi pilgrimage trail. I learned about this trail via my friend Liz from Lizzie meets World who lived in Japan and gave me some awesome insider advice. I love hiking and being outdoor and thus it was a no-brainer: we would hike the Choishi…

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I absolutely love hiking! Being outside all day, enjoying nature and being physically active beat any day of sitting in an office behind a laptop. I hiked a lot during my 5 month trip, I did a 3-day hike through the rice terraces of Batad in the Philippines, climbed Mount Doom on the North Island of New Zealand and hiked many other…

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New Zealand is hikers paradise! There are countless amazing hikes and tracks, ranging from week-long trails to 20 minute circuits, leading along beaches, through forest or to beautiful waterfalls. 19 awesome short hikes in New Zealand During my 6 week trip around the North and South Island of New Zealand I hiked a lot! The 19 hikes below are all short hikes…

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Some experiences are impossible to put into words. Like trying to describe how beautiful El Nido is. Or to express how much fun it is to explore an island on a scooter. Or to go wreck diving on Koh Tao. Hiking the Tongariro crossing is one of those experiences for me, it was incredible! I mean, I climbed Mount Doom! Everything in…

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It’s early in the morning and I am still a little dazed from not getting much sleep during the long ride on the night bus from Manila to Banaue. Breakfast and coffee at Uyami’s Green View Restaurant wake me up and after some bargaining with the tour agents me and my husband decide on a three day hike. We make a group…

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In my previous New Zealand posts I have repeated over and over that it’s is my favorite country in the world. It is so incredibly beautiful! Together with my husband, I spent 6 weeks exploring both the South and North Island and there are still so many places to be discovered, I definitely have to go back one day… Nonetheless, I have…

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