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!
The wandelgek visited Turkmenistan’s capital of ashgabat in 2004, while travelling the famous Silkroad. The city was struck by a mayor earthquake levelling and demolishing lots of its old buildings. The great leader of Turmenistan named Turkmenbashi (Father of the … Continue reading →
Wayang Travelling over the Indonesian island of Java in 2003, The wandelgek learned about the three main forms of Wayang: Wayang wong Wayang golek Wayang kulit There are more forms of wayang like Wayang gedog/wayang topeng, Wayang karucil or Wayang … Continue reading →
Travelling through Asia, The Wandelgek met lots of unforgetable people. The best meetings were almost always with locals enjoying their spare time. E.g. in Tibet in the evening after dinner, people enjoyed playing a game of chess in the local … Continue reading →
When i travelled through southern Africa in the summer of 2015, I drove through an area in northern Namibia named Damaraland, where the Herero tribe lived. On the road I met some Herero men, and saw that the donkey cart … Continue reading →
This second trail starts at the heliport just on the outskirts south of Ilulissat. This is where the yellow trail (see previous blog) ends. Again there is The walk started with a steep climb up the stairs and then some … Continue reading →
…After looking back a few times I couldn’t see the cursed castle anymore and I sat down on a red fungus. All over its red cap were white dots and it was humming a merry time 🎼🎶 I took my … Continue reading →
The Cotswolds: Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty The Wandelgek had reached the Cotswolds, probably the area which inspired J.R.R. Tolkien for his description of The Shire in both, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings… The Cotswolds is an … Continue reading →
Before reading this blog about the Yellow trail, following the Kangia/Ilulissat/Jakobshavn Icefjord, you might want to read my previous blog with background information on this Icefjord too. Read more at my blog Wake up call to Climate Change and introduction … Continue reading →
Kangia Icefjord (Jakobshavn/Ilulissat Icefjord) Ilulissat is the tourist hub of Greenland and the main reason for almost 10.000 tourists a year to visit is its proximity to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Kangia Icefjord. The Ilulissat Icefjord (Greenlandic: … Continue reading →