This site ismeant to inspirepeopletogo on long distance hikes,long journeys and to try and understandpeoplefrom countries otherthan our own. Why? Thatwas best put in words byMarkTwain.
Onthissite you will findhundreds of blogsaboutthe many hikesandtravels of The WandelgekinTheNetherlands and Europe butalsofar beyond.TheWandelgekenjoys travelingto areaswhere tourismis still inits infancyandthattherefore are a purerexperience in terms of landscape, peopleandculture then ispossible afterthey’ve beenaltered byextensiveinfrastructural changes.
This is a YouTube playlist with favorite songs of The Wandelgek, which will be updated quite often. Enjoy this music on a roadtrip or during a long railway journey!
Below arehiking and travelblogsTheWandelgekwants to bring toyour attention, andthese will be updated regularly. To the rightyou’ll findnewblog entriesand if you use the search barto the rightorthe navigation menuyouwill certainly findwhat you are looking for. Have fun browsing around!
Leaving the Green Dragon Inn I love photographing toilets, specially when they have something special, remarkable or strange about them and … well let’s be honest, a toilet decorated with pictures of Claudia Cardinale fits that description 😉 After his … Continue reading →
After a short while of walking, the forest got darker and The Wandelgek tried to follow the narrow wood trail, but it was overgrown by dark, green, creepy plants and at one moment he thought he saw poison ivy growing, … Continue reading →
In the waters near Hoi An (a small fishing village in Central Vietnam), Fishermen use special techniques to catch fish. One of those techniques is to cast/throw a fishing net into the water. The way the net is cast/thrown spreads … Continue reading →
Deventer 1250 In the year 768 a missionary named Lebuïnus founded Deventer. This is now (2018) exactly 1250 years ago. In celebration of this event a lot of festivities are organized. Website: https://deventer1250.nl/ The Wandelgek decided to honour the city with … Continue reading →
If, for a scientific experiment, you’d ask a large group of toddlers: “What color is the color of ice?” You’ll probably get an overwhelming group of toddlers answering: “White”. Maybe a few think of Italian gelato and mention pink or … Continue reading →
“Let the whole world be as I am. Let winter rule always.” Quote from The Snow Queen by H.C..Andersen Sailtrip on a polar expedition ship, between the huge icebergs of the Kangia icefjords. This is the cradle of the largest … Continue reading →
One of the most eye popping and jaw dropping experiences I ever had was when I set sail on a polar expedition ship towards the huge icebergs floating from the Kangia icefjord into Disco Bay at midnight. The arctic polarsun … Continue reading →
After a good night’s rest and a sturdy breakfast at the Green Dragon Inn in Cockleford, The Wandelgek started his 2nd walk through the Cotswolds, which would go through the Churn Valley… Elevation and level The walk was an approximately … Continue reading →
The gnomes had pointed me towards a great wall and told me to search for someone living there who might be able to help me find the other side of the dark forest. I was now following the path again … Continue reading →
The third trail starts at the quarry just on the outskirts southeast of Ilulissat and the complete trail is 6.9 kilometres long. But I didn’t walk the complete trail but started where the reed trail ended and where it joined … Continue reading →