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chronicles of a modern bohemian with itchy feet

Sakura Sakura

It’s been 8 months (35 weeks exactly) since we’ve visited Japan and since then many people have visited this amazing country after us and asked for tips, which I have plenty. I never got to the point of writing them down on this webpage until today. Some reasons for this massive delay are rather emotional,…

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Japan

Tokyo – Kyoto – Matsue – Miyajima & Hiroshima – Osaka – Kumano Kodo (Chikatsuyu – Hongu) – Shirahama (beach) – Osaka – Tokyo

Visiting king Julien and his lemurs: Madagascar!

It has been a while since our big trip around Africa and Asia, but I still remember visiting this beautiful island like it was yesterday. In preparation of our 6 month journey, we gathered at our kitchen bar with the World Atlas I still had from primary school. We would pick 10 countries to visit….

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Happy Footprints…

They are arriving at their first destination as I’m writing. Windhoek. The start of a wonderful journey, that’s going to change their lives forever. Whilst their departure came closer, I experienced various emotions over the last few days. Sadness, pride, nostalgia, chagrin, mercy, annoyance, joy, congeniality, distress,.. Not to forget jealousy. I’m not even “secretly a little jealous”, like…

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Take a Hike! You might like one of these…

I’m not telling you it’s gonna be easy, but I’m telling you it’s gonna be worth it. My 5 favourite hikes around the world 1. Annapurna Circuit – Nepal (14 days – ∧5.416m) Feel tiny and lilliputian between the massive 8000m Himalayan peaks, while crossing world’s highest Thorong La Pass around day 10. Take it slow at…

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In search of the silverbacks – the ultimate safari

At a certain point during our big 6 month trip (back in 2010), we ended up relaxing on Zanzibar for a while. The food there was amazing – if you order it four hours in advance, that is – until  Ramadan started. And after taking life slow and snorkelling for a day or ten, it was time for…

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¡Hasta la Victoria. Juntos!

We danced by water ‘neath the Cuban sky. Drank some great mojito’s by a string of blue lights…. He was with me… I would definitely not label Cuba as being poor. It’s rather a decaying country, faded glory, “a prince in a poor man’s coat” as Lonely Planet writer Brendan Sainsbury perfectly described it. Between the moulder…

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¡Hasta la Victoria. Siempre!

La Habana – Las Terrazas – Viñales – Cienfuegos – Trinidad – Cayo Coco & Playa Pilar – Santa Clara

8 reasons why everyone should travel alone once in his/her life

Last October I wrote my first “article” or whatever you could call it. I had just come back from Costa Rica and some of the people I’d seen after my return didn’t get why I could possibly enjoy traveling by myself. I tried to explain, but still they didn’t seem to really understand, so I…

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Pura Vida! Central America

San Jose / Alajuela – Sarapiqui – La Fortuna (Arenal) – Monteverde – Liberia – Tamarindo – Manuel Antonio – Dominical – Bocas del Toro – Puerto Viejo – San Jose – Granada – Laguna de Apoyo – Leon – San Juan del Sur

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