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 culturethen is possible after they’ve been altered by extensive infrastructural changes. 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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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

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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

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Thamespath long distance walk: 2d. Sequel of museum visit in Henley-on-Thames: Meeting Mr. Toad, Ratty, Badger and Mole

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

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Thamespath long distance walk: 2c. Visit to the River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames

The Wandelgek followed the riverbank for a while until reaching the River and Rowing Museum… There was a big surprise because the British Library had a temporary exhibition on…. ILLUSTRATORS OF CLASSIC CHILDRENS BOOKS… What a very pleasant coincidence :-))))) … Continue reading

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Thamespath long distance walk: 2b. Henley-on-Thames

Henley-on-Thames Henley-on-Thames is a historic market town and civil parish on the River Thames in Oxfordshire, England, 9 miles (14 km) northeast of Reading, 7 miles (11 km) west of Maidenhead and 23 miles (37 km) southeast of Oxford. One of its boundaries … Continue reading

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Thamespath long distance walk: 2a. From Greenfields to Henley-on-Thames

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After a good nights rest followed an early rise, a shower and a bit of reading in my Thames path guide to plan todays walk. Then I left my room and walked over the terrain towards the river and the … Continue reading

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3. Sunset on the Zambezi

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At the end of the afternoon, The Wandelgek boarded a ship with two decks, and an open view over the grand river Zambezi from all sides of the ship. There were drinks on board including several African beers. But first … Continue reading

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Thamespath long distance walk: 1b. From Marlow to Henley-on-Thames

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After my short city walk through Marlow, it now felt time to start my first of two day walks on the Thamespath. Now why a walk on the Thamespath and why a 2-day walk from Marlow to Pangbourne (or actually … Continue reading

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Souvenir 002: Carnaval Mask, plaster – Venice, Italy 2001

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During a stay in Venice in 2001, The Wandelgek bought a plaster carnival mask as wall decoration, in a tiny shop filled with masks in San Marco. He was on a backpack journey through North, Mid and South Italy. The … Continue reading

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Souvenir 001: Batik on cloth – Yogyakarta, 2003

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Batik printed on cloth – Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia 2003 Meeting the Artist… The Wandelgek visited Indonesia in 2003, and travelled over the islands of Java, Bali and Nusa Lembongan. On Java he visited Yogyakarta and learned a lot about the … Continue reading

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