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I want, with my "Travel Guides", to offer a “Travel Resources Website”, with a focus on organizing & budgeting trips, no matter how short or long.
The part "Long Term Travel" focuses on general aspects in preparing a "Trip Around The World" or a Long Term Trip.
The part "Travel Budget" displays the budget for Short Trips & Long Term Travel as well as for specific countries.
The part "Country Travel Guides" offers an in-depth insight on organizing trips to specific countries that we visited extensively and loved.

Travel Guide To Rwanda

Travel Guide To Rwanda

In January 2017, I spent 2 weeks in Rwanda. Of course I went to the Parc National des Volcans & Tracked Mountain Gorillas – This was one of my motivations for returning to Uganda & discovering Rwanda. I also visited 4 different Memorials of the Genocide, one of the darkest episodes in Human History. But there are various other aspects of the country that really deserve your attention and at least a few extra days! - Read More

Travel Guide To Colombia

Travel Guide To Colombia

In summer 2009, I spent 7 weeks in Colombia. In summer 2016, I also traveled 7 weeks there and visited Villa de Leyva, Monguí, Barichara & San Gil; Riohacha & La Guajira (up to Punta Gallinas); Medellin (during the Feria de las Flores); Jardín, Salento & the Zona Cafetera; El Chocó (Bahia Solano); Bogota; Caño Cristales; Popayan & San Agustin; and last but not least Cartagena de Indias. - Read More

Travel Guide To Ethiopia

Travel Guide To Ethiopia

I visited Ethiopia 3 times over the last 5 years and spent approx. 2 months there: The Northern Historical Route in 2011 & 2015 (Bahir Dar, Gonder, Lalibela, Aksum, Tigray & Harar), The Danakil Depression in 2011 & 2015 & The Lower Omo Valley in 2010 - Read More

Travel Guide To Sri Lanka

Travel Guide To Sri Lanka

In February 2016, we discovered Sri Lanka on a short but quite intense 10 day trip: we spent 5 days on the Northern Cultural Triangle (Anuradhapura, Mihintale, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya & Dambulla), which was the bear minimum to be able to somehow discover those places. Then followed 3 days to get a glimpse of the Highlands and the Tea Plantations (Kandy, Nuwera Eliya & Ella). Last but not least, we headed south for one and a half day rest on the beach in Mirissa and to discover Galle - Read More

Travel Guide To Myanmar

Travel Guide To Myanmar

I used every single one of the 28 days the eVisa was allowing me to stay in Myanmar in February 2015 and visited first the Southeast of the country (Golden Rock, Hpa An & Mawlamyine), before heading to the Northeast (Pyin Oo Lwin, train over the Gokteik Viaduct, Hsipaw) and finally discovered during the last two weeks the more popular and touristic part of the country (Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake & last but not least Yangon) - Read More

Travel Guide To Rajasthan

Travel Guide To Rajasthan

I first visited Rajasthan in 2012 & 2013: Agra, Jaipur & Ranthambhore National Park, then Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh, Bundi, Chittorgarh Pushkar & Ajmer. Delhi was my hub during both trips. In March 2015, I went back to Rajasthan for one full month, and made an extensive loop through this area of India: Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri & Abhaneri, Jaipur, Pushkar & Ajmer, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Kumbalgarh & Ranakpur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner & Nawalgarh - Read More

Travel Guide To Brazil

Travel Guide To Brazil

In 2007, I spent 4 weeks in Brazil discovering Manaus, Recife & Olinda, Fernando de Noronha, Salvador de Baia & Morro de Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo. In 2015, I spent 6 weeks there and visited Salvador de Bahia & Morro de Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro & Ilha Grande, Iguazu Falls, Bonito, the Pantanal, Brasilia & last but not least Sao Paulo - Read More

Travel Guide To Vietnam

Travel Guide To Vietnam

We visited Vietnam twice: in 2003, we spent 4 weeks there, discovering the main highlights of a country that was already popular but not overrun. In 2015, Gilles spent 5 weeks there alone, and tried to visit, along with the main “highlights”, some lesser known parts of the country - Read More

Travel Guide To Cambodia

Travel Guide To Cambodia

Cambodia has a LOT to offer, and Angkor Wat is only one of the many highlights. Take a bit of time, and you will discover treasures after treasures - Read More

Travel Guide To Laos

Travel Guide To Laos

Our two trips to Laos could not have been more different from each other. In June 2008, during our Round The World Trip, we spent one month in this charming country. In November 2014, Gilles accompanied his father on his “Bucket List Trip” during 10 days in Laos - Read More

Travel Guide To Malawi

Travel Guide To Malawi

In August 2014 we traveled Malawi: Blantyre, Liwonde Natonal Park, Chongoni Rock Painting Area, Lilongwe, Nkhotakota, Nkhata Bay, Livingstonia and last but not least South Viphya Forest Reserve. Having only two weeks, we decided to rent a car and drive ourselves, which gave us great flexibility and the possibility to go Off The Beaten Track - Read More

Travel Guide To Iran

Travel Guide To Iran

We spent two weeks in Iran in April 2014, and covered the cultural heartland of Iran: Shiraz, Isfahan, Na’In, Yazd, Kashan, Qom & last but not least Teheran. Due to the lack of time, we did not travel the north of the country, nor did we go to the deserts - Read More

Travel Guide To Ladakh

Travel Guide To Ladakh

Ladakh? A mélange of mystic, ancient monasteries, breathtaking landscapes, remote and still partly untouched villages like Bodgang in Baltistan. The main outdoor attraction is trekking, anything from 1 to 23 day (treks), but also - Read More

Travel Guide To Oman

Travel Guide To Oman

We spent 2 weeks in Oman over X-mas 2012 & New Year 2013. Our itinerary covered Muscat, Jebel Shams & Jebel Akhdar, Nizwa, the Wahiba Sands, Ras Al Jinz & last but not least Musandam - Read More

Travel Guide To Zimbabwe

Travel Guide To Zimbabwe

In July 2012, after travelling 5.700 kilometers in three weeks in cars, boats and even a canoe, we got a bit of a feel what Zimbabwe is like, at least from a tourist’s perspective… Nevertheless, this country is so large and has so much to offer, both On and Off The Beaten Track - Read More

Travel Guide To Uganda

Travel Guide To Uganda

In August 2011, we visited the string of National Parks in western Uganda, starting with Lake Byunyonyi, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elisabeth National Park including the Ishasha Sector, Kibale Rain Forest - Read More