Episode 1: Mother India (15 minutes video)

It has taken a while but I finally completed the first episode of my wordtrip.  Curious how my worldtrip started last year? Discover & enjoy the first episode… Mother India !! Suscribe yourselves to my website & LIKE my FB page Backpacking Around The Globe to be notified of the next upcoming episodes !! A … Continue reading

Episode 1: India (Short video – Intro only!)

First of all, I wanna thank you all out there, who are following me in my adventures and keep inspiring me to continue this journey!  I realize it has been a while since I posted something here…  Not because nothing was going on, on the contrary!  In fact, there was so much going on since … Continue reading

This Is Not The End !! (2 minutes video teaser)

Here I am… back in good old Belgium daydreaming about that unforgettable journey I just lived…  I feel so blessed and lucky that I was able to fulfill my dream and it would never had been so memorable without all the great people who crossed my path.  So thank you to all the people I … Continue reading

Jujuy road trippin’

On the bus from San Pedro de Atacama, Chile to Salta, Argentina (35000Ps – 11h) I met a french couple, Laura & Damien. They would meet up with 2 friends of Laura in a hostel in Salta. I was going to meet Wancy in another hostel named ‘La Posada de Don Simon’.  Wancy is a lovely … Continue reading

Valle De La Luna

San Pedro de Atacama, an oasis in the middle of the vast Atacama desert in Northern Chile. Numerous natural phenomenon can be seen here such as the Tatio geisers, Valley of the Death, Valley of the Moon, Salar de Atacama, El Tatio geysers, Laguna Cejar and much more. Valley of the Moon was the thing … Continue reading

Salar De Uyuni

The plan was to go to Bolivia’s capital Sucre but due to political tensions & the unavoidable road blocks, I could only go as far as Potosi, a city 3h west of Sucre.  Potosi is a small mining town at 4090m above sea level & although I thought I wouldn’t suffer from the altitude, the … Continue reading

The Nazca Lines

The famous & mysterious Nazca lines was our next stop.  I took the local ‘Soyuz’ bus (located around the corner from Cruz Del Sur terminal) in Ica (2h30 – 11 soles) while Golnaz had to catch the Cruz Del Sur bus.  People adviced Golnaz & me not to book a flight above the Nazca Lines … Continue reading

Surfing The Desert

After the 2h morning boat trip in Islas Ballestas, Golnaz & I took the bus to Ica (1h15-35s), a small city in the desert of the Pisco province, 3-4 hours south of Lima.   The concrete houses, dirt roads, graffiti painted walls, street vendors,… reminded me a lot to cities in India.  The delicious & … Continue reading

Mini-Galapagos

When I was in Los Angeles I received this weird e-mail from a couple who asked me if I could get their jacket in the LAX airport. Apparently they forgot it on their flight and LAN refused to send it to them.  Marie-Hélène noticed my post on CS where I was looking for travel partners … Continue reading

Astonishing Beauty

Sparkling, clear, blue water laps against towering, sheer, red-rock canyon walls and sandy beaches. Power boats and wave runners zip about while houseboats slowly wend their way deep into side canyons.  Chris & I just made it to Lake Powell, a 186 miles long reservoir on the Colorado river, straddling between Utah & Arizona.  Lake Powell … Continue reading

North versus South… Or even West?

Grand Canyon, one of Earth’s most powerful, inspiring landscapes, overwhelmed our senses.  Its story tells of geologic processes played out over unimaginable time spans as a unique combination of size, color & dazzling erosional forms.  Its rugged landscape hosts a fascinating variety of plant & animal communities, from the desert next to the Colorado River, … Continue reading

The Hoodoos

Panguitch is a Native American word meaning big fish.  This small western ‘cowboy’ town, home to Robert LeRoy Parker better known as Butch Cassidy, was settled in the valley back in 1864.  Just 7 miles south of Panguitch lies nowadays Utah’s most beautiful Scenic Byway 12.  It spans a route of 124 miles and travels through some … Continue reading

Angel’s Landing

From the depths of the Grand Canyon to the lofty mountains & mesas of Western Colorado and Utah’s soaring stone arches, a varied terrain is out there to surprise us with it’s beauty & diversity.  I was in ‘The Grand Circle’, a land of magnificent natural wonders, rich in cultural traditions & colorful history covering … Continue reading

World’s hottest

We left the astonishing beauty of Yosemite NP and continued our journey via the beautiful Mammoth Lakes to the world’s hottest place… Death Valley.  As the name itself suggests, the extreme summer heat here can be deadly.  Before we crossed the Valley, we stuffed the car with several tanks of water just in case the … Continue reading

The graphic designer & the research scientist

I was always wondering why people had built a city in the middle of the desert, surrounded by red sand the size of Europe & at least 1500 km away in each direction from cities & other resources.  It kept fascinating me and I’m glad I finally found the answer. Mparntwe, The Arrente Aboriginal name … Continue reading

The Red Center

‘This is Anangu land and you are welcome!  Look around & learn in order to understand Anangu and also understand that our culture is strong and alive!’ – Traditional owner This is one of the important things you learn when visiting Ayers Rock.  First of all it’s a sacred place and demands for respect for … Continue reading

Roadtrip on a riksja

After driving for hours in the desert, the city of Jaisalmer appears as a fata morgana on the horizon. This magical feeling only gets stronger when you approach the huge, golden city walls and the front gate.  The fort of Jaisalmer is nothing like the one in Jodhpur. In this fort people are still living … Continue reading