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 best places to visit in Thailand for first-time visitors are an unforgettable combination of historic cities full of temples and Thai street food, and sandy beaches with turquoise seas and palm trees. It is a magical destination in Southeast Asia to enjoy some days on the

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The top 10 things to do in Amsterdam when you visit the city for the first time? The Dutch capital is packed with the best attractions: from world-class museums to special experiences and from typical Amsterdam canal houses to cool hotspots in an abandoned shipyard. As Dutchies,

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Looking for a hotel with an outdoor pool in the Netherlands? Abroad, and certainly in warm countries, a lovely outdoor pool is the rule rather than the exception. Although this is less obvious in a colder country like The Netherlands, but we also have beautiful accommodations with

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