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The things I learned

25 things I learned on this journey

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Meet the world

Some of the amazing people I met traveling. I hope to stay in touch with you.

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Half a year

Half a year has passed since I returned. Here's what I try to make of it.

Road

Planning the project

All about planning a trip around the world, living in a different city every month

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The itinerary

All the information on my itinerary

Flights taken, ferries, trains, homes and hotels, visa...

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The Budget

A detailed account of how much I spent.

City by city, as well as for rent, transport, eating & drinking, culture...

Rio

Rio de Janeiro

The very first stop on my RTW journey: two weeks in Ipanema

São Paulo

Sao Paulo

Spending a short eight days in Brazil's most energetic city

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Learning Spanish and exploring the Argentine capital

Uruguay

Montevideo

A quick visit to Uruguay's capital, the smaller cousin of Buenos Aires across the Rio de la Plata

Santiago

Santiago de Chile

Visiting Chile's capital Santiago and exploring hip Valparaiso on the Pacific coast

Melbourne

Melbourne

More than ten weeks in Australia's cultural capital. So good, I went twice.

Sydney

Sydney

New Years' Eve and two more weeks in Australia's informal capital

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More of Australia

My other Australian explorations, including a train ride through the desert

Adelaide. Canberra. Hobart. Perth.

Auckland

Auckland

Three weeks in the city of sails, one of the most livable places on Earth

Milford

On the road in New Zealand

Two weeks on a road trip through New Zealand's north and south islands

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Tokyo

Two weeks exploring the Japanese capital

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Through Japan

Travelling through Japan by Shinkansen

Osaka. Kyoto. Nara. Hiroshima

Istanbul

Istanbul

One month in Istanbul, a truly eternal city

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv

A month in Israel's party bubble on the beach

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Montréal

Summer in Montreal during the Jazz Festival
- No sleep at all

Seattle

Seattle

A month in the city on Puget Sound, including a weekend in Vancouver

San Francisco

San Francisco

Back 'home' in the city by the bay to relax with friends

Burning Man

Black Rock City

Ten days at Burning Man in the Nevada desert with the Tropical Treehouse camp

Mexico City

Mexico City

One month in Mexico city, one of the culturally richest places on the planet

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Hong Kong

Three weeks in Hong Kong and Macau, after being refused a visa for mainland China

Bangkok

Bangkok

A quick stop to explore the Thai capital

India

Travelling through India

Visiting Northern India for three weeks

Mumbai. Varanasi. Khajuraho. Agra. Delhi.

Cape Town

Cape Town

One month in the 'Mother City' and a trip along the coast

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Random stories

Just random stories from the journey

Music I listened to, things that inspired me, books I read, and general observations about travelling long-term

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Returning home

Brussels & Lake Constance

Stories from the preparation and the life after returning home

Work

Stats & figures

Facts and statistics about this journey

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This is me

Learn more about me and my other travel projects, my job and my photography

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