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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1. VLOG #1: The Ilulissat icefjord

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View over Ilulissat/Jakobshavn at the beginning of a sturdy walk to the Ilulissat/Jakobshavn Icefjord… Share this blog on:or even better Follow Wandelgek on:

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Entering The Shire (Cotswolds 1)

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After a quick shower and breakfast at the Youth Hostel, I grabbed my backpack and went to the Railway Station, where I bought a one-way ticket to Moreton-in-Marsh, a small town in the Cotswolds. When I was about halfway I … Continue reading

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City walk through colorful Ilulissat/Jakobshavn

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After having checked in to the Hotel Arctic, I decided to join a short introductory city walk through Ilulissat, to get some background information regarding this for me strange town, far above the arctic circle. How is life in such … Continue reading

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In Tolkiens Oxford…

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Now if you’re like me, a fanatic lover of Classic English Children’s books AND of old sagas and legends from times when they were spread across the world not in writing but in song and tale telling, you’re almost obliged … Continue reading

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Flight to Ilulissat and Hotel Arctic

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After an early rise and a quick shower The Wandelgek packed his bags and left the room to check out. Then had a breakfast at the airport restaurant and checked in for his inland flight to Ilulissat. The Planes The … Continue reading

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Hiking on the Inland Ice

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After the impressive flight over Greenland and its immense inland icecap, The wandelgek wanted nothing more than hiking on that large piece of ice. But 1st things 1st. After arriving at Kangerlussuaq Airport he checked in at the Airport hotel … Continue reading

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Secrets Of Hogwarts in Oxford

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My 2nd day in Oxford started with a brisk walk from the Youth Hostel towards the Town Center and passed Carfax Tower… The sole purpose of this second day was to explore sites where famous Classic Children’s books authors had … Continue reading

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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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