Maartje

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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The southern Aswan is a place not to be missed on your trip through Egypt. In addition to centuries-old temples and tombs, you can optimally enjoy the Nile here. We have been there four days and I collected the nicest things to do in Aswan for you.

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Wide views, a minimalist design, beautiful materials and luxurious comfort. This is the best way to summarize the unique design hut on Voscheheugte. We were allowed to stay in this artwork and fell in love instantly! Voscheheugte has a small-scale nature campsite in a wide landscape near

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The Netherlands can count on a growing number of tourists every year. They come for our famous art, typical architecture and historic city centers. But the Dutch themselves prefer to skip those typical tourist destinations. Which is quit a sin! We love to travel to exotic destinations,

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Amsterdam is famous for its beautiful canals, so what could be more fun than spending the night on the water? Sweets Hotel offers this option in its bridge houses spread throughout the city. With these tiny houses spread over all neighborhoods of Amsterdam, Sweets Hotel is the

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Before my trip to Egypt I really had no idea how expensive the country was. I suspected that the prices for daily life would not be high. But I didn’t know if that would also apply to daily tourist life. In this article I will give you

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Egypt is a country that is on almost every travellers wishlist. The land of pharaohs, hieroglyphs and mummies has a magical attraction. As a child, it was a dream for me to ever see the pyramids, tombs and temples in real life. Although modern Egypt could not

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The Egyptian capital, Cairo, hides a lot of fantastic pearls. It is therefore a must to spend a few days here during your trip through Egypt. The versatile city of Cairo will certainly not disappoint you with its colorful mosques, impressive museums and ancient buildings. # 1

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