Completed a 9 day, 265 kilometer hike from Interlaken to Sargans on Switzerland's Eastern border. Mainly on mountain trails. Hiked over 5 passes that were over 2000 meters and still with snow. Wild camped all the way. #thebackpackinghiker.com #hiking
Resting the weary feet. Hiked and camped from Interlaken over the mountain trails to Sargans on Switzerland's Eastern border. Stunning scenery and crossed 5 mountain passes each over 2000 meters. 9 days and 265 kms. #thebackpackinghiker.com #hiking
I have started hiking from Bern, Switzerland via Lake Thunnese to Geneva on the Jakobweg (The Way of St James) part of the Camino to Spain. In Gunten at the moment on Lake Thunnese. Absolutely stunning scenery despite the weather. #thebackpackinghiker.com #switzerland
Ogoh Ogoh, East Java, Indonesia Ogoh Ogoh Parade takes place one day before Nyepi, the Hindu day of Silence. This is a huge Hindu festivity all over Bali and East Java. The locals are parading along the roads, through the villages, carrying great Ogoh, Ogohs, playing drums, banging gongs. Something you will never forget. The Ogoh, Ogoh's are made of light materials: wood, bamboo, paper and styrofoam. They are contructedbover several weeks in each village. They are then carried on bamboo platforms through the villages joining up into one large parade. The Ogoh, Ogoh's represent mythological, evil ...
When we drove up, these two were having a fight. Locking their legs together and swinging their heads at each other. Https://thebackpackinghiker.com/backpacking,-overland-from-luxor-to-capetown/ #thebackpackinghiker.com #serengeti
Danakil Depression tour in Ethiopia. One of the highlights of my 4 month Solo Eygpt to South Africa overland backpacking trip. We also climbed Erta Ale volcano. https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Danakil_Depression for more info. Visited the salt lake to watch the cutting of the blocks of salt and the loading of camels and donkeys for the long walk back to civilization. Https://thebackpackinghiker.com/backpacking-overland-from-luxor-to-capetown/ #thebackpackinghiker.com #backpacking
A half day hike in East Java, Indonesia. One of several hikes in the Pesanggaran, Banyuwangi, East Java area. A mixture of village, beach, war artifacts, hills and river hikes. Accessable on a motorcycle from Pulah Merah ( Red Island) where there is also Homestay accommodation. If you would like to do a day hike, message me via Instagram and if I am not backpacking, hiking or working elsewhere on the planet, I would be happy to be your guide. #thebackpackinghiker.com #backpacking
Welcome to Pantai Pulah Merah (Red Island). A reasonably unspolit beach in East Java, Indonesia. A good place to learn to surf, without the crowds you have in Bali. Boards can be rented. During the week it is quite peaceful with few local tourists. On the weekend it can be inundated with coach loads from other cities in Java. Being a long beach it is possible to escape the crowds. Accommodation is mainly Homestays, costing anywhere from 150000rp to 250000rp. Red Beach Homestay being one of them. Plenty of small restaurants serving local food. Boat trips to ...
Walking through the gorge into Petra..... Visiting Petra and spending 3 days hiking around the site was the highlight of my 2 weeks of backpacking around Jordan. Well worth visiting. #thebackpackinghiker.com #backpacking