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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 8,004 photos, left 180 comments, and smiled 255 times.
Interested in: meeting other people to travel with, sharing travel tips and blogs
Travel Plans
South Korea
May 9, 2018 – May 22, 2018
Minamiizu, Japan
dream destination
Diving with Hammerhead sharks
Matera, Italy
dream destination
» see all 22 future travel and dream destinations
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

Tajikistan - road trip along the Afghan border
Aug 07, 2017 – Aug 20, 2017
Blend Bolivia, India, Russia and North Korea, that gives some idea of how Tajikistan looks. …
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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
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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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