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A Tribute to Janneke van Mechelen, 1966/12/28 – 2019/06/13

After a long silence, I have once again decided to try and re-instate this blog. This time without Janneke. I have to close of this chapter of my life. Calling it a “chapter” sounds rather bland. It is not a chapter. It is a “life”. So I’d rather say I am closing off this life … Continue reading »

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Where to go. 2017 Vietnam backpacking trip

When arriving in Ho Chi Min City by flight from Bangkok, Thailand, we had very little idea as to exactly where we were going to be going in Vietnam. We took reassurance in the fact that traveling from South to North in a long, narrow country could not be to difficult. Visas Prior to leaving … Continue reading »

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Thailand and Cambodia Backpacking costs-2016

Standard currency to keep record To keep record of our Thailand and Cambodia backpacking costs, we decided to use the Thai baht since we were starting off in Thailand. When traveling, we tend to “think in South Africa Rands” while spending Thai Baht. Once we crossed the border to Cambodia, we were sometimes spending US … Continue reading »

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MidlifeBackpackers first trip

MidlifeBackpackers first trip to Thailand in 2015 Myself Menno & my wife Janneke are not your typical backpackers. For one thing, we are older than the average backpackers. In 2015, we decided to embark on the first of many trips with a backpack & a flexible schedule. Destination: Thailand. The video clip in this post … Continue reading »

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