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7,000 steps to the top
(Diu - India, November 2007)

The Girnar hill, close to Junagadh in Gujarat, is a pilgrimage destination for both Jains and Hindus. Believers come from all over India to make the pilgrimage of 7,000 steps to the top. <more>
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The Dussehra Festival in Kota
(Udaipur - India, October 2007)

During the Dussehra Festival the victory of the good over the bad is celebrated. This celebration is especially spectacular in the city of Kota (Rajasthan). <more>
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Cattle class
(Bundi - India, October 2007)

There are different classes available on Indian trains. From the air conditioned first class, to the unreserved ordinary second class (Cattle class), and everything in between. <more>
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Surviving Delhi
(Jaipur - India, October 2007)

Most visitors experience Delhi as a frustrating city. On the one side you see extreme poverty and on the other side you are often the centre of attention while walking through the city. <more>
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Trekking in Ladakh, land of the high passes
(Leh - India, September 2007)

Our initial plan was to do the trekking to the K2-basecamp, in the north of Pakistan. This trekking to the K2-basecamp is already high and long on our wish list. <more>
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From Zahedan to Quetta
(Quetta - Pakistan, August 2007)

We have to wait two and a half hours before we can leave hell. And that is also hell, because the journey to Quetta takes 12 hours on a bumpy road, which makes it impossible to sleep. <more>
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Iran: Flashback
(Zahedan - Iran, July 2007)

We want to look back at the daily matters that are conspicuous for travelling through Iran. When thinking of Iran as travel destination, people are mainly thinking about the limitations. <more>
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Mt. Damavand: Climbing a heavy smoker
(Tehran - Iran, July 2007)

Mt. Damavand isn’t just a mountain; this 5671 meter high mountain fills the Iranians with pride. He isn’t only 800 metres higher than the Mont Blanc, but it is also a fervent emitter of sulphur. <more>
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The spectacular Howraman Valley
(Kermanshah - Iran, July 2007)

In the central west part of Iran, you will find the Howraman valley. This valley is located in the most spectacular part of Kurdish Iran, where you can still find traditional villages. <more>
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Crossing from Turkey to Iran
(Tabriz - Iran, June 2007)

It is Saturday morning 06.15 am when the alarm clock goes off. Today is an exciting day for us. We are still in Dogubayazit (Turkey) but will cross the border today to Iran. <more>
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Brava & Fogo: Hiking paradises in Cape Verde
(Mosteiros- Cape Verde, November 2006)

Despite the fact that Brava does not have real acknowledged highlights, it appears to be a great island for hiking. Fogo on the other side, has its spectacular Pico. <more>
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The Cape Verdian Ferry: Yes or No?
(São Filipe- Cape Verde, November 2006)

It doesn’t matter what travel book you read, they all advise you not to travel by ferry between the Cape Verdian Islands. We decided to buy a ticket for a ferry to experience it ourselves. <more>
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Sao Tome & Principe, pearls of rest in Africa
(Sao Tome city - Sao Tome & Principe, May 2005)

These small, fertile islands near to the equator are a perfect destination if you want to have a break from travelling on the main land of Africa. <more>
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The Trans Siberia Express in wintertime
(Vladivostok - Russia, March 2004)

One of the most famous train rides on our planet goes from Moscow to Vladivostok over more than 9000 kilometres and 7 time zones. <more>
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Myanmar: Hot air balloons in Taunggyi
(Myanmar - Taunggyi, November 2002)

Most visitors come to the Shan state in Myanmar to visit the Inle Lake with its floating markets and gardens. A less known sight occurs annually in October-November in Taunggyi..<more>
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Bagan by bicycle
(Myanmar - Mandalay, November 2002)

Without any doubt, Bagan is the most impressive destination in Myanmar (former Burma), and probably also in the whole of south East Asia. <more>
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The magic of Schwedagon
(Myanmar - Mandalay, November 2002)

An absolute highlight of every visit to Myanmar is a visit to the Schwedagon pagoda. This pagoda is situated on the top of the Singuttara hill, in an outskirt of Yangon, the capital city of Myanmar.<more>
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The Indri Indri alias Babakoto, one of a kind
(Madagascar - Antananarivo, July 2001)

The Indri is the biggest and most spectacular of all living lemurs. Its physique, its yell and the legends written about the Indri keep attracting researchers and tourists to Madagascar. <more>
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Parc National d’Andringitra, a colourful wonderland
(Madagascar - Ambalavao, July 2001)

Parc National d’Andringitra has a colourful and diverse scenery with legends and fady (taboos) nearby. However, Andringitra isn’t one of the large attractions of Madagascar yet. <more>
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Doing the Dogon
(Mali - Bamako, July 2000)

The Dogon valley is one of the last areas in West Africa where the people were able to maintain the culture of many centuries ago. <more>
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Scary moments in Tripoli
(Tripoli - Libya, July 1999)

It is the summer of 1999 and we take a stroll over the boulevard of Tripoli, the capital city of Libya. These are our last days in Libya. <more>
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The serene rest of the Akakus Mountains
(Libya - Tripoli, July 1999)

There are some places in the world that are exceptional beautiful. The Akakus mountains in the very south of Libya is such a place. <more>
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With the Venga Boys to Libya
(Tripoli - Libya, June 1999)

Crossing the border with Libya can be a big adventure. At least, it was for us. <more>
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Iran and its legendary hospitality
(Teheran - Iran, August 1998)

When you talk about Iran, western people normally think of its troublesome relationship with the west and the dreadful war between Iraq and Iran. <more>
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To set out for Iran
(Teheran - Iran, August 1998)

The thrill of visiting Iran starts when deciding going there. Iran is officially called the Islamic Republic of Iran and its laws are based on the guidelines that the “true Islam” gives. <more>
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(Caracas - Venezuela, April 1997)

I am making a journey of three months in Latin America On the route, I have to cross Colombia, a country that is often skipped by travelers due to the safety problems.<more>
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Dinner at gunpoint
(Antigua -Guatemala, January 1997)

It is a Saturday evening and I am in Panajachel, Guatemala. A couple of days ago I arrived in Guatemala City for a 3 months journey to Caracas in Venezuela. <more>
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22,000 kilometers in 8 weeks
(Moscow - Russia, July 1996)

It is the summer of 1996 and we started a tour of 8 weeks through some of the countries that were part of the former Soviet Union. <more>
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Aralsk – an ecological disaster
(Aralsk -Kazakhstan, July 1996)

Often you read stories about ecological disasters caused by mankind, most of the time as result of maximizing economic growth. One of the disasters has happened in the former Soviet Union. <more>
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Moldova, small but not to be forgotten
(Chişinău - Moldova, July 1996)

Are you heading to Moldova...…what do you want to find there?!? <more>
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