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Name: Xander
Hometown: Haarlem, Netherlands
Location: Haarlem, Netherlands
Join Date: January 13, 2008
Contributions: xander_van_hoof has written about 215 places, shared 7,967 photos, left 180 comments, and smiled 255 times.
Interested in: meeting other people to travel with, sharing travel tips and blogs
Travel Plans
Prague, Czech Republic
Nov 3, 2017 – Nov 5, 2017
Matera, Italy
dream destination
dream destination
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Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
Dutch, English, some German and just enough for travelling: Spanish and French
Books you might find in my backpack
Music you might find me listening to while waiting for my plane
Most Memorable Travel Experience
hard to say...all my travels were great! The most adventurous was Central America, the most restricted North Korea and the most beautiful the landscapes Bolivia and Ladakh or ..., also exciting were the bungeejump from the Blau Krans bridge (216 meters) or the skydive above the Whitsunday Islands. The snorkeling with two 14 meter long Whale sharks in Mexico, or the 54 minutes dive with five huge manta rays in Thailand. And descending into a Icelandic vulcano was surprisingly colourfull. And finally the pure nature on Antarctica, Kruger park, Simien Mountains or Corcovado NP. That's why its so to hard to say....
No fixed planning...just travel and see what happens!
Ils1976 says:
Hi Xander, I am definitely looking forward to seeing the city and of course a bit of the region as well ... I have heard so many nice things that I can only count the days till the day is finally there! :D
Posted on: Jul 31, 2017
Ils1976 says:
Congrats on the award!
Posted on: Jul 24, 2017
spocklogic says:
Bravo on the Bedbug II award!
Posted on: Jul 24, 2017
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xander_van_hoof's Travel Blogs

Russia - Scarlet sails and white nights in Saint Petersburg
Jun 22, 2017 – Jun 27, 2017
Scarlet sails is an amazing event for all graduees. But as a tourist its possible to see it, although at a side spot. Great is …
Overview 191 words 307 2 11
Norway - chasing northern lights
Feb 24, 2017 – Feb 27, 2017
A bucket list thing: Chasing northern lights. A must see. But it turned out to be different then I, but also most people, expe…
Overview 849 words 138 3 19
Ukraine - connecting Europe and Asia
Aug 10, 2016 – Aug 17, 2016
Forget the preconceptions. The country has beautiful cities, is very big and there is no war (except the small part near Russia…
Overview 419 words 625 10 68
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xander_van_hoof's Travel Reviews

Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Saint Petersburg, Russia
The hotel is situated in an old building, that probably was a big house. The location is a littl…
Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Saint Petersburg, Russia
FabergĂ© Museum in St. Petersburg was founded to preserve, study, and promote Russia's cultural …
Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Tromso, Norway
Booking in advance is neccesary because its one of the 'cheaper' hotel options in Tromso. I book…
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