• Nepal

    I’m going offline for a little while

    It doesn’t happen a whole lot but I’m going offline for the next two weeks as I’ll be doing a trekking in Nepal. Two years ago I went to Nepal for the first time to hike to Everest Base Camp and ever since I’ve got a major crush on this country. When I found a cheap planeticket at the beginning of this year, I realized it was about time to head back and after nine months of waiting, the time has finally arrived I’m leaving for the Himalayas again. So by the time you are reading this, I will be up in the air or have just arrived or am…

  • Indonesia,  Nepal,  New Zealand,  We12inspire

    I’m going to travel the world with a one-way ticket!

    The moment I will write ‘I’m going to travel the world with a one-way ticket’ will be the moment my phone will not stop buzzing. In fact, it has been buzzing for the last 24 hours, which is when I officially notified my friends that I am leaving The Netherlands for a round the world trip. At first I didn’t want to write a blog about it but the number of questions I’ve received and WhatsApping the answers to everyone, got me a sore thumb. So here is the best news of the year so far: I’m going to travel the world with a one-way ticket!   Most people I’ve…

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    Nepal,  The trail to Everest Base Camp,  We12hike

    Everest Base Camp Trek day 4: Namche to Mong-La

    Everest Base Camp Trek day 4 – from Namche Bazar to the settlement of Mong-La Day four of the trek to Everest Base Camp – the day we’re going to leave Namche Bazar and with that, also civilization, or at least that’s what I’ve been told. Our next destination is the tiny settlement of Mong-La, a small town about four hours hiking from Namche.   That morning, I start my course of Diamox. Although the prescription mentions I should take two pills daily, our guide Jangbu advises me to start with half a pill twice a day. He also tells me that some of the side affects can be tingling…

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    Nepal,  The trail to Everest Base Camp,  We12hike

    Everest Base Camp trek day 3: Namche Bazaar to Everest View Hotel

    In the previous edition of The Trail to Everest Base Camp, I told you how I struggled to get to Namche Bazaar and how the headache kicked in the night of our arrival at 3.440 meters. On day 3, the plan is to take it easy and do an acclimatization hike up to the Everest View Hotel. This is an exclusive hotel, built on a ridge above town, where you can get a great view on Mount Everest, better than the short peek we had yesterday.   Since we won’t have to hike too far today, we decide we’re just going to take one backpack, which Martijn will carry, so…