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

Vitor e Sonia

Back in September I met Vincente & Gustavo, 2 brothers from Brazil on the Galapagos islands in Ecuador and 2 weeks later I met Gabby in Colca Canyon, Peru. She was from Brazil as well. Gabby & Vincente both lived in Curitiba so my plan was to visit them after a few days in Iguazu. … Continue reading

Tango Vibes

When I hear or read ‘Buenos Aires’, my good friend & teacher Victoria inevitably comes to mind.  I met Vic 2 years ago in Thailand through Alessandra, my good Italian -sorry- Sardinian friend.  We became good friends ever since but unfortunately Vic was travelling herself in Europe by the time.  When she heard I was … Continue reading

The End Of The World… Ushuaia !

El Calafate is a small, authentic city nestled on the shores of Lago Argentina and is known for being the starting point to the Glaciers National Park, a World Heritage Park home to 13 glaciers.  The most famous being of course ‘Glaciar Perito Moreno’.  There were different options to visit the glaciers… by boat, by … Continue reading

Patagonia rocks !

An 11h bus ride brought Wancy & me to one of Argentina’s second largest city, Cordoba aka the heartland of Argentina. Cordoba is as Salta a very European town and is known for its architecture, its iconic music & dancing, the ‘cuarteto’ and its famous signature drink ‘Fernet con cola’. Once we booked our bus … 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

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 Amazon

La Paz aka ‘the city that touches the sky’ is a city home to 835,000 souls & counting with a unique, spectacular setting!  Located high above sea level, La Paz sits in a bowl surrounded by the high altiplano and as it grows, the city climbs the hills resulting in varying elevations from 3000 to 4100m. … Continue reading

Lake Titicaca: Isla del Sol

Right after lunch in Puno, I went to book my ‘Titicaca Bolivia’ bus to Copacabana, Bolivia who would be approx. a 3h ride.  Again a travel agent proposed me a ticket for 25s.  Luckily I learned from my mistakes a walked a few meters further to the official ‘Titiacaca Bolivia’ desk and booked the ticket … Continue reading

Lake Titicaca: The Floating Islands

I guess I can say I’m an experienced traveller but sometimes I still catch myself doing stupid mistakes!  Booking a half day trip in Cusco to the floating islands of Urros in Puno was such a mistake!  The thing was that the nightbus left at 22pm from Cusco and I would arrive at 4.15am in … Continue reading

The Jungle Inca Trail

The Inca Trail… A legendary hike that captures the incredible landscapes of the ancient route of the inca’s & the majestic power of the world-famous Machu Picchu! As expected, the Inca Trail didn’t lose popularity and was fully booked for the next 2 months! So Golnaz & I had to chose for one of the … Continue reading

Colca Canyon

Leaving Arequipa for a 2-day trip to Colca Canyon, our bus picked us up in the morning & would take the road to Yura along the snowy plains of Chachani with great views on the volcanos Misti, Chachani & Pichu Pichu that surround Arequipa. Great was our surprise when we saw Marie & Magda hop … Continue reading

La Ciudad Blanca

After a long night on the bus, Golnaz & I arrived in Peru’s second largest city… Arequipa, La Cuidad Blanca or The White City as it’s called because of its buildings made of the white volcanic stone ‘sillar’. The morning sun gave the city a warm shine as we drove through the narrow streets to … Continue reading

The Conch Republic

When we were sailing in Marathon, many people asked us if we would go to the Conch Republic as well.  I didn’t really know what they were talking about till someone told me the funny history… Back in 1982, the president of the United States suddenly decided to open it’s borders to their neighboring countries. … Continue reading

King of Rock

As the sun prepares to go down in the small town of Waterford, Mississippi on this beautiful sunday afternoon, people from all the neighboring villages gather in Marcus & Flynda’s famous ‘Foxfire Ranch’. The Hollowell family has the tradition to organize a big community open-air party in the ranch every sunday with good local music, … Continue reading

This Is Not America !

After more than 2 weeks with Chris, a third musketeer joined us in Austin to cruise to the city of New Orleans.  She was from London but left home a few weeks ago to travel around the world for about 5 1/2 months.  Kat, short for Katryn, met us in The Jackalope Bar in 6th Street for … Continue reading

Supernatural

A land of opportunities, pumpjacks, cowboy hats, Texmex bbq, a land where anyone can buy weapons legally, a land where the death penalty still exists…  Right, I’m in the state of Texas!  After a long 10h drive from Roswell, New Mexico through routes with endless vista’s, flat planes and hundreds of wind turbines as far as the … Continue reading

The Truth is out Here !

July 1947.  Something happened northwest of Roswell, New Mexico following a severe thunderstorm. July 8, 1947.  That something was identified in a press release issued by the public information officer at Rowsell Army Airflield Lt. Walter Haut.  Following orders from Colonel William Blanchard, base commander, the headline of the story sent around the world read … 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