Marieke Willems

Marieke Willems

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Cycling in Valencia bike tours

Valencia

Valencia is the perfect city to explore by bicycle! With more than 100 km of bicycle paths, cycling in Valencia is very nice and relaxed. A visit to this wonderful city is not complete without a bicycle tour! The Dutch love cycling! I always find exploring a city by bicycle to be a super nice way of doing so, and that is why I have also discovered Valencia by bicycle. How do you arrange cycling and bike tours in Valencia?

Read how I did it and what I think about cycling in Valencia and how to arrange bike tours!

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8 tips for Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Chiang Mai is a city located in the north of Thailand and is one of the most popular destinations throughout Thailand. Chiang Mai is a completely different city than Bangkok! This city feels more village and the atmosphere is also a lot more relaxed. Chiang Mai is a top destination for both nature and culture lovers. I think Chiang Mai is the best city in Thailand! What are tips for Chiang Mai?

I like to share with you my 8 tips to do in the city of Chiang Mai!

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The bridge over the river Kwai, Thailand

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The bridge over the river Kwai in Thailand is a railroad bridge built near the Thai city of Kanchanburi as part of the Railway of death. During construction many Western prisoners of war lost their lives. It’s the place where more than 100.000 people, among which are 3.000 Dutch people, lost their live during the construction of a railroad track. A pretty intense history and visiting the site is impressive. All information for a visit to the bridge over the river Kwai in Thailand!

A visit to the bridge over the river Kwai, Thailand!

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Persepolis, a must visit in Iran

Persepolis

Persepolis is a ruin city in located in the south of Iran. This ruin city used to be the capital of the Persian empire. You can visit the ruins of what once used to be a powerful city, destroyed by Alexander the Great. The name Persepolis is not the original name, the city used to be called Parsa. Parsa means city of the Persians. Persepolis is the Greek name with the same meaning, namely, city of the Persians. Imagine yourself being a real Persian princess looking over this ancient city! Persepolis is  must visit in Iran!

Persepolis, a must visit in Iran!

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The 10 reasons to visit Nusa Penida, Bali

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Nusa Penida is an undiscovered paradise island in southern Bali, but tourism is on its way. This is what you see when you are on the island, due to the fact that hotels are being built in various places. There are also more and more boats from Sanur to Nusa Penida. But for the time being, the island is still authentic and a special place to spend a few days. It’s really different from the other islands in Bali and Lombok, so what are the reasons to visit Nusa Penida? 

Read more about why this island is so amazing and my 10 reasons why you have to visit Nusa Penida!

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18 fun facts about Petra in Jordan

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Petra is the absolute highlight of my journey through Jordan! Petra is the reason that I think you should immediately put Jordan on your bucket list. Jordan has much to offer tourists, but Petra is of unmatched beauty that you will not find anywhere else in the world. The ancient city is partially carved out of red rocks and is beautifully hidden in a gorge. Here you stand eye to eye with one of the most beautiful buildings in the world! The history, the architecture and the beautiful landscape make Petra one of the most special places in the Middle East.  What are fun facts about Petra?

Read on for 18 fun facts about the wonder of the world called Petra!

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5x Cambodia off the beaten track

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Cambodia is a rising country and more and more tourists are finding this beautiful country. Most tourists who visit Cambodia go to Siem Reap for the amazing temples of Angkor Wat and they go to Phnom Penh to visit the fierce Killing Fields and often close the trip near Sihanoukville for the beautiful beaches and the beautiful islands. But Cambodia has much more to offer and I advise you to challenge yourself and go off the beaten track in this interesting country. What are the best places in Cambodia off the beaten track?

This is my top 5 of the most interesting places in Cambodia off the beaten track!

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Traveling in the Philippines, 9 things to know

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Traveling in the Philippines is great and this country must definitely be on your bucket list. You will find the most beautiful beaches in all of Southeast Asia. The Philippines is the country with 7.107 islands and the most amazing lagoons, beautiful inland areas and green rice terraces. The Philippines have a bit of an image problem in that it’s not a safe country. This is due to media reports about abductions and drug issues. Yes, there are certainly islands where you should not come, but these are clearly separated from most of the country, where it is safe and very nice and beautiful. “It’s more fun in the Philippines” is the famous slogan about the Philippines and I fully agree! What do you need to know before traveling in the Philippines?

There are a few things to know before you go traveling in the Philippines. The most important tips!

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