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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Iceland is known for its nature. Often referred to as the land of fire and ice, the island is full of natural extremes, including the most beautiful waterfalls. The height, the amount of water or the mystical atmosphere… every waterfall is unique on its own! On a

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The largest glacier outside the polar regions, deep blue lakes, snow-capped peaks, tango and gauchos, salt plains and bustling cities: Argentina and Chile have it all! In 6 weeks I visited these two countries that together form the southern half of South America. It turned out to

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The land of ice and fire, it’s how Iceland dramatically is called. But it’s true! In one day you can visit volcanic islands, geysers and hot springs, after which you take a hike over a glacier and admire the glacier lagoons. Iceland is a land of extremes

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