Visiting Las Vegas in the heat of summer

In the absolute heat of summer I ended up in Las Vegas! This was not my first visit, but it was definitely hotter than last time. Temperatures easily reached 40-45C (104-113F) and even at night it wouldn’t cool down at al. But man, what an amazing city is Vegas, even when it’s this hot. My trip was focused on casino’s, relaxing, concerts and good food. My hotel, Delano, was located on the very end of the strip. Basically, if you’ve never been to the strip, it’s a long road through…

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Sleeping, eating and walking inside a favela in Rio de Janeiro

Check out this vlog and see for yourself how amazing it is to walk around in a favela in Rio de Janeiro! I felt safe 100% and made this vlog to show you guys a different side of the ‘favela story’. Do you also want to stay here? Then check out their facebook page and enjoy this amazing experience. The favela I visited is called Babilonia in the neighbourhood Leme, just around the corner from Copacabana.  

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10 Things I’m bringing to Thailand

10 things I'm bringing to Thailand

10 Things I’m bringing to Thailand With less than a week to go before my Thailand trip begins…. it’s time to start thinking about what I am bringing. I’ve decided to go ‘backpack style’ so the less I bring, the better. Quite a challenge for me, but everytime I am challenged to travel light it’s going better. Especially my hitchhike adventure to Barcelona helped learning how to pack as little as possible.  I think if I just went to Thailand and brought these 10 items with me + money… I…

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Get your Tourist Visa for Thailand in Amsterdam

Just a brief note for my fellow Dutchies: get your Tourist Visa for Thailand in Amsterdam! The last few weeks I’ve been trying to find a suitable visa service to order a visa for Thailand. Andddd it’s been hell! First of all the prices the service desks charge are outrageous. Besides their regular fee, which is more than fair for their efforts, they charge crazy extra’s like “fee for difficult embassy”, ” fee for registering presence in country” etc. A lot of people opt for these agencies as they’re supposed…

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Barcelona Express – recap

Right now I’m sitting in the airplane, waiting for it to take off. I’m exhausted and happy. We managed to hitchhike to Barcelona in 6 days. A total of 1700 kilometers. That without stopping, direct from door to door, alone is 18 hours. We did it in 28 hours spread over 6 days, including ride swaps and catching rides. An impressive result that I am proud of. The last week has been a great adventure. The amount of amazing people we’ve met and also the experience of hitchhiking through Europe.…

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Barcelona Express – day 6

Today was the last day of our hitchiking trip. We only had to do an odd 100km from again the middle of nowhere (15km above Girona) to just under Barcelona. The place where we camped was absolutely trashed this morning. There had been a huge party during the night, until like 4AM. The result of it was trash, cups and bottles. Before I went to sleep, before midnight, I had plugged in my powerbank to charge… Well guess what was missing this morning. I’m half hoping it will show up…

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Barcelona Express – day 5

Last night after we had finished the hitchhiking we had a lot of spare time, as we had arrived first. We were hanging around a bit, setting up our tent, finding good places to charge our electrical etc. At 18:30 we were served a magnificent dish of Paela with chicken, shrimp and mussels. It was really delicious. Avignon Crusade Then at 21:00 we participated in a city challenge game which involved solving 3 crossword puzzles. Each crossword solution would be a place in the city of Avignon were we had…

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Barcelona Express – day 4

With 3 days of hitchhiking done and 3 more to go we were exactly half way this morning. The atmosphere at breakfast was really good. I think the amount of food really contributed to that and the fact that most people got a decent night of sleep. And also the camping was really nice right on the river and with a pool as well. This time there was no party until 4am… Though we’re not quite sure until when the party did last.. See Charlotte has the same gift as…

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Barcelona Express – day 3

Last night we spent the night in a fort. In my previous blog I already wrote about it… but I hadn’t been able to show the video that I made when it got dark and a party was launched in the fort…. What a magical place aye? So this morning we woke up hearing a lot of confusion around us. We were given information that we breakfast was at 9:00 and the start of todays stage at 10:00. We had set the alarm for 08:00 given us plenty of time…

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