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Ten things to do in Hamburg

Hamburg is Germany’s second largest city (after Berlin) and is its main port. It’s a very cosmopolitan city with a small historic section (Altstadt) – most of the city was destroyed during the Second World War) – and large portions that have been redeveloped. The city is hemmed in by two lakes (the Binnenalster and […]

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Ten tips for planning a RTW trip

Planning a trip is always part of the adventure of travelling, and even more so if it’s a round-the-world (RTW) trip across many countries on various continents. Planning a trip around the world is a fun experience but keep in mind that there are various distinct aspects involved that are usually a non-issue for a […]

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Ten things to do when you travel alone

Some people love travelling alone and there are some that simply wouldn’t dream of it. I used to belong to the latter group. That all changed when I went on a (predominantly) solo, five-month round-the-world trip. I had the time of my life and rarely experienced a lonely moment! Most of all, I found it […]

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Ten tips to travel eco-consciously

It’s Earth Day today, a day to celebrate the magnificence of our planet but also a day to reflect on our impact as humans on the well-being of our planet. We haven’t been doing a very good job, but it’s never too late to improve our ways, be more aware of the delicate balance of […]

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Ten places I would love to visit

When I was a child, my parents bought me an encyclopedia set called ‘The World & Its People”. The facts, stories and pictures of every corner of our globe made a huge impression on me – that was the start of my love affair with travel. I studied each and every page of that 26-volume […]

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Ten reasons to travel alone

I love travelling. Period. However, I’ve always been rather hesitant about travelling alone. It’s probably got to do with the fact that I’ve never liked eating alone. So, when I embarked on a solo five-month round-the-world trip in 2008, I was terribly excited but I was also a bit doubtful if I would enjoy it. […]

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