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MidlifeBackpackers-Who are we

Who are we?: Who are we? is a community of middle aged travelers. We have a dream & passion of experiencing travel the “real” way. Not travelling as packaged tourists. Like many younger backpackers do, we want to focus on the adventure. We wish to really experiencing countries & their cultures.  Being exposed to … Continue reading »

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A good travel companion & comfort zones

I am writing this piece as a tribute to my lovely partner Janneke, who exceeded my expectations and proved that she would be well adapted to travel anywhere & under any circumstances with me. Not only did she constantly “go with the flow” but in fact shifted her boundaries beyond her comfort zones to make … Continue reading »

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The “Land of smiles”.

This sure describes the Thai people. Friendly & spontaneous without the jaded edge that often comes along with a difficult line of work. An example can be found with the working girls of the party district of Patong. One would expect them to have an antagonistic & jaded attitude at foreigners gawking and taking pictures … Continue reading »

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