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Climbing Mount Kilimandjaro – the Rongai Route pt.2

In an attempt not to forget some of our older travel memories, we sometimes write posts featuring travel stories from many years ago. Currently, I (Maarten) am documenting a group trek up Mount Kilimandjaro that I did in 2004, based on a number of diary entries. When I was younger, I had the habit to …

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Is a rooftop tent a good idea?

A few years back, we went camping in Wales during our fall holiday. Those who have been following our adventures for a while know we had some serious issues with moist during that trip. Due to COVID-19 camping is hotter than ever and we see a lot of people exploring Europe in a campervan or …

africa Tanzania

Climbing Mount Kilimandjaro – the Rongai Route pt.1

One of the principal purposes of this website is to document our travels, both solo and as a family. Old stories might have lost most of their practical use for current travel plans, but they still deserve to be told. Maybe out of nostalgia, maybe for reasons of comparison, or just because we do not …

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A visit to Aigues Mortes and the Camargue

This blogpost is about a trip we took 10 years ago, when Febe was just 1 year old. We decided to rent a holiday home in the Provence, together with some friends and their tiny children. We combined this week with a small roadtrip getting to and from the Provence. On the way there, we …

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Planning your Portugal trip

In this final blogpost we are listing a few practical tips when planning your trip to Portugal. Places to stay When we plan our travels, we always like to see where others (friends, family or bloggers) have been. It’s always best to have some kind of reference when you are planning your trip by yourself. …

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Our guide to The Algarve in 5 days

When we traveled to Portugal in the summer of 2020, the entire expedition wasn’t without restrictions and risks. The area around Lisbon had already become a red zone (as a result, we had to look for alternative accommodation) and a few days before we left Belgium, the Algarve also became a region of heightened alertness. …

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Portugal’s Atlantic coast

While our original plan for this summer was Sri Lanka, the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to change everything. We booked a trip to Portugal when numbers in Belgium were low and travel was allowed again. At first, we wanted to travel around the area of Lisbon and then head out to the Algarve. But Belgian …