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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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There’s something about Barcelona.

As most great love stories go, we met quite unexpectedly and rather unintentionally. When my big sis turned 18, she went backpacking through India with her boyfriend, so my high school best friend & I started dreaming of our first backpack adventure too. Latin America. That would be our first destination. Little did we know…

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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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Get up, Stand up & Surf Nicaragua

I was already wearing the surf girl T-shirts and I did receive the surf-Nicaragua-cap, so it seemed only fair to finally give the whole surfing-thing a try. My only regret is that I didn’t try it any sooner. Wow, is this addictive. They first give you a big board, more like a boat almost. I…

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The Monkey Hut

Take a 200m deep crater lake surrounded by a lush forest, add some howling monkeys, a dock, some more floating docks (aka “wooden islands”), toys (kayaks, tubes, hammocks,..) – not to forget the amazing sunrise – and you’ll get the most relaxed version of… well, me! Even though meeting great people is one of my…

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Flying like Superman & Swinging like Tarzan

Our main (& only) drive to visit Monteverde was doing the canopy tour. So many operators will offer you an exciting experience, I’m sure. But when we do it, we do it right. So we decided to go for 100% Aventura, the one with the longest zipline in Latin America. Flying above the rain forest, 1590…

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Walking with Elephants

Ok. We didn’t really intent to go and volunteer. In all honesty, the BF even hoped to ride an elephant when we decided to visit the Elephants Livelihood Initiative Environment E.L.I.E., located 20 minutes outside of Sen Monorom (Mondulkiri, Northeast Cambodia). Spending time with the elephants was superb. You get to wash them, walk with them,…

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