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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There is hardly any place with more museums than Amsterdam. We love it! While many tourists probably visit the Dutch capital for its coffee shops and the Red Light District, we love to go on a weekend trip to dive into the Amsterdam museums. Where we like

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The Kasbah Glaoui is a beautiful palace at the foot of the Atlas, far from the bustle of Marrakech. The Kasbah – also known as Kasbah Telouet, after the town where you can find it – is one of the last remnants of the once powerful Moroccan

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Endless sand dunes, mysterious dead acacia trees against an unearthly backdrop and magical sunsets make the Sossusvlei National Park one of the most visited places in Namibia. Near the same-called white clay plain Sossusvlei and along the road thereto you will find many unique highlights. But what

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If you want to experience National Park Etosha to the fullest, you’ll probably want to spend the night there as well. This way you can enjoy the most beautiful sunsets with wildlife and drive around the park as long as possible and at the most favorable times.

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