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!
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 →
Early in the morning The Wandelgek left the hotel in Vic Falls Zimbabwe, and walked towards the Zambian border. He had bought a ZIMZAM visum at the Botswana/Zimbabwe border which can only be obtained when entering Zimbabwe. This visum gave … Continue reading →
“It has never been seen before by European eyes, but scenes so wonderful must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”. David Livingstone One of the absolute highlights of the journey deep into dark Africa, following into David … Continue reading →
Today The Wandelgek was up early for a quick shower and breakfast. After that he was picked up by a small van of Wild Horizons. The van first drove to the borders of the Zambezi National Park at about an … Continue reading →
The day began a bit greyish. Very early, after a nice breakfast at the Weir View House, The Wandelgek walked a tiny piece of the Thames path towards Whitchurch-on-Thames on the other side of the river. The bridge across the … Continue reading →
There was still a long way to go to Pangebourne and he had spent way to much time at the museum. The Thamespath now continued eastward following the Thames river past beautiful houses, boats on the river and a huge … Continue reading →
And then of course there was the Wind-in-the-Willows-gallery and guess who was welcoming The Wandelgek :-D… Mr. Toad…… . The Wind in the Willows Gallery The permanent Wind in the Willows exhibition heralds the return of Mr Toad, Ratty, Badger … Continue reading →