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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1.04 Little red riding hood

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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


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:


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


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


Rainbow Bridge

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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


5. Flight of the Angels

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“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


4. Canoe safari on the Zambezi river

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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

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Thamespath long distance walk 3: Whitchurch-on-Thames

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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


Thamespath long distance walk: 2e. From Henley-on-Thames to Pangebourne

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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