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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Lüderitz in Namibia is the much less visited little brother of the coastal town of Swakopmund. Just like big brother Swakopmund, Lüderitz has a lot of German architecture, street names and bratwurst. But it definitely has its own attractions like the bizarre ghost town of Kolmanskop and

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The Skeleton Coast of Namibia, doesn’t that sound impressive? This rugged coastal strip in the north of Namibia is named after the many ships that have stranded on the cliffs over the centuries. If the crew already survived the shipwreck, the chances were high that they wouldn’t

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