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    Bay of Islands – Te Araroa diaries part 2

    I’ve been walking for ten days and wow … I’ve been experiencing a lot of different landscapes and emotions already. Since my last update, I skipped a section, my blisters have almost healed and I’ve almost seen my iPhone drown. It was a special week walking through the Bay of Islands. Here’s more about from my second week on Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand.     Rain and closed forests After 90 Mile Beach I took four days to let my feet and blisters heal. By the end of those four days, I’m eager to get back on the road, but once I start planning, I can’t quite make…

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    Bucket list: 3 countries with M in Africa I’d love to see

    Destinations in Africa for the bucket list! Recently I saw the possibility to fill in an online map with the countries where you have been. And Africa remained the big empty continent for me. It’s not that I am not interested in it, but in a way I never immediately think of Africa when I choose a new travel destination. Yet I see Africa appearing all around me. For example, some fellow bloggers recently traveled in Madagascar, my friend Marieke was in Namibia recently and I read an article about hiking in South Africa. So it’s time to fill the bucket list for Africa and I start with three destinations…