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Backpacking the world overland

Backpacking the world overland

Backpacking the world overland has always been my dream from an early age on, as I have been intrigued by all the different cultures around the world and wanted to explore each of them. In addition, I have had the strong interest in crossing each continent overland from one end to the other avoiding flying. What I mean by overland […]

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The best places to travel in the world

Petra in Jordan

Where are the best places to travel in the world? Below are some suggestions. Please note that all these suggested backpacking destinations given below include a few countries and you may need at least a couple of months to explore them in depth. If you don’t have enough time, you can always travel part of it and then come back […]

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Don’t mess with the Taliban!

Don’t mess with the Taliban!

Backpacking in Afghanistan may sound unusual to many of you, especially if it took place when the Taliban was in power. It may sound even more unusual, if it also included a detention with espionage allegations in a Taliban prison, where I got also slightly beaten – we were accused of being American spies by the Taliban, even though neither […]

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Sneaking into Tibet illegally

Sneaking into Tibet illegally

Backpacking in Tibet is probably at the top of  many backpackers’  to do list as one of the major dream destinations. I snuck into Tibet illegally through the mountains with my American companion Valerie from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in September 2000 and hitchhiked trucks through the Tibetan Plateau, the world’s highest plateau that’s greater than Western Europe, for three […]

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