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How to Keep Calm and Travel China

How to Keep Calm and Travel China

Travelling (mainland) China can be challenging. It’s Asia on an advanced level, definitely. Our Lonelyplanet guide book had told us to treat the journey more like an adventure rather than a holiday. We thought, well, we always do that with our travels, so what could possibly be so different? Well, we found out, there are a few things. So here is what we learnt put together in a basic survival guide to make your journey through the Middle Kingdom as smooth and hassle-free as…

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Offa’s Lessons: What we learned from our defeat

Offa’s Lessons: What we learned from our defeat

  Britain – Anja & Henry: 1 – 0 After Henry had slipped a couple of times and presumably broke his left toe, we called off the Offa’s challenge. We almost made it halfway through, after seven days of walking. Not bad. But we could have done better, no doubt about it, we didn’t achieve our goal of walking the whole way. Well, next time. Or not. Some lessons we learnt anyway:   Take your time – take breaks. 425…

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Hiking the Southwest Coast Path: 12 things to do to make the most of it

Hiking the Southwest Coast Path: 12 things to do to make the most of it

  We’ve successfully accomplished the first leg of our long journey: We’re done with the Southwest Coast Path. The weather changed again, it was grey and rainy, so we hopped on a bus directly to Minehead, the official start/end point of the trail. After 16 days we feel it’s time for something new. Wales, in our case. But before that, we’re gonna stay a while in Swansea to visit some of Henry’s family and relax our sore muscles. We had good times…

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First time around the world: Three essential lessons learnt

First time around the world: Three essential lessons learnt

  After having circled our planet in roundabout five months we learnt a few lessons about what could have made things a bit easier for us.   When it comes to planning, less is more. Except in high seasons. Then more is more. Definetly. We had booked all our flights in advance, plus accommodation for the first couple of nights in most of the countries on our itinerary. It’s not that we regretted having a place to stay waiting for us whenever…

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How not to become a minimalist

How not to become a minimalist

  Lack of time wasn’t the problem. We had time. Not quite like Doctor Who, but still lots of time. I have no idea how we ended up having to get rid of the 10.000 things we own according to statistics (and probably really did own!) last weekend. We had already given away our couch three weeks ago. One should think that by doing so we had gotten rid of the most dangerous temptation to procrastinate. This does not seem…

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