HomepageBannerENThis site is meant to inspire people to go on long distance hikes, long journeys and to try and understand people from countries other than our own. Why? That was best put in words by Mark Twain.

On this site you will find hundreds of blogs about the many hikes and travels of The Wandelgek in The Netherlands and Europe but also far beyond. The Wandelgek enjoys traveling to areas where tourism is still in its infancy and that therefore are a purer experience in terms of landscape, people and culture then is possible after they’ve been altered by extensive infrastructural 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 are hiking and travel blogs The Wandelgek wants to bring to your attention, and these will be updated regularly. To the right you’ll find new blog entries and if you use the search bar to the right or the navigation menu you will certainly find what you are looking for. Have fun browsing around!

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Journey to Greenland

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Late in the afternoon, The Wandelgek left Deventer by railway, for the start of this long anticipated adventure on the edge of the wild… After arriving at Schiphol Airport, he needed to take care of a few last minute practicalities … Continue reading

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A citywalk with Mr. Tumnus through Oxford at sunset

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After my late afternoon visit to the Tavern Pub, I decided to take my camera and go on an evening sunset stroll through beautiful Oxford. This blog is more of a portfolio of the pictures I made. Bridge of Sighs … Continue reading

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An Oxford city walk with Alice, Harry, Bilbo and Inspector Morse

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After my train journey to Didcot Parkway, I needed to take the bus to Oxford, due to repairs on the railroad between Didcot and Oxford. Central Backpackers I arrived in Oxford at around 12 o’clock and checked in at the … Continue reading

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VLOG 3: Victoria Falls – Zambia

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The actual boiling pot is a pool directly underneath the falls where people can even swim… The area is also the starting point of rafting tours down river through the gorges… Share this blog on:or even better Follow Wandelgek on:

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Victoria Falls

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A bit further passed the Zambian border was the entrance to the little site that offered access to Victoria Falls. Major tip: When entering Zimbabwe from Namibia you can choose to buy a ZIMZAM visa which gives unlimited access to … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to remove Greenland immediately from your bucketlist

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1. Greenland or Iceland So I went to this island named GREENLAND and expected lush green valleys bordered by palmtrees and green meadows. Instead I found a small border of mostly barren rocky land with meager green patches of small … Continue reading

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Why Greenland for God’s sake?!?

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50 I turned 50 last month and that is always a moment to reflect on things. It’s quite probable that more than half of life is passed. So was it worth it? I’d have to say YES. But what made … Continue reading

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VLOG 2: Victoria Falls – Zambia

Victoria Falls seen from the Zambian side of the border where you can get nearest to the falls and look deep into the first trench… Share this blog on:or even better Follow Wandelgek on:

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VLOG 1: Victoria Falls – Zambia

First impression of th Victoria Falls as seen from Zambian soil. It’s possible to get much closer to the falls than in Zimbabwe. This way it’s much better to see how spectacular the 100 metre drop of the water really … Continue reading

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VLOG: Flight of Angels

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Livingstone explored the African interior, mapping almost the entire course of the Zambezi, and was the first European to see the Mosi-oa-Tunya (“the smoke that thunders”) waterfall, which he renamed Victoria Falls after his monarch Queen Victoria, and of which … Continue reading