Maartje's enthusiasm and curiosity knows no bounds. She loves museums, nature, food, walking, architecture, history, animals. Writing and photography is a big passion and she has been writing about cooking, minimalism, food, hotspots and travel for many years. Above all, she has a special place in her heart for castles, royal jewels and ancient Egypt. Maartje gave up her job as a lawyer to bring more balance to her life: less work and more life. Besides to The Orange Backpack, she works as a legal entrepreneur.

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Hiking in Meteora is the perfect way to experience this scenic destination in Greece in an authentic way. The hanging monasteries, perched on towering rock pillars, were once a lonely and inhospitable place that was difficult to access. Today, a wide paved road runs between the monasteries

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The best things to do at the Meteora Monastries in Greece include touring around a picturesque landscape with unique rock formations and visiting the ancient monasteries built on top of detached rock pillars. The Meteora monasteries in Greece are among the most beautiful destinations in Europe. Both

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