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!
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 →
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 →
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 →
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:
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →