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Name: Xander
Hometown: Haarlem, Netherlands
Location: Haarlem, Netherlands
Join Date: January 13, 2008
Contributions: xander_van_hoof has written about 211 places, shared 7,652 photos, left 166 comments, and smiled 255 times.
Interested in: meeting other people to travel with, sharing travel tips and blogs
Travel Plans
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Jun 25, 2017 – Jun 27, 2017
Enjoying the White nights and the hopefully stunning Scarlet Sail
Aug 6, 2017 – Aug 21, 2017
Exotic location... Not exactly. Finally to the Pamir highway!
Matera, Italy
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!
vances says:
I believe the best spot for Scarlet Sails would be Strelka...but you probably have to arrive very early to get a place where you could see the water. Even though they say it begins at 22:00, nothing began until 1:00 when we there! The Scarlet ship sails the length of the Neva, so you should be able to see from wherever you watch. A terrific event - enjoy!!!

Posted on: May 08, 2017
Jacqinmiddenamerika says:
Ja de derde nacht was het kraakhelder, en een uur lang vanuit verschillende kanten het noorderlicht gezien... Supermooi!! :D
Posted on: May 02, 2017
Jacqinmiddenamerika says:
Happy birthday!! :D
Posted on: May 02, 2017
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xander_van_hoof's Travel Blogs

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
Norway - in, on and up the fjords
Jul 31, 2016 – Aug 05, 2016
The fjords, small villages, upcoming Oslo and climbing the Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) …
Overview 105 words 329 0 0
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xander_van_hoof's Travel Reviews

Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Tromso, Norway
Booking in advance is neccesary because its one of the 'cheaper' hotel options in Tromso. I book…
Expensive "Hotels & Accommodations" in Odessa, Ukraine
Hotel boutique «Panorama De Luxe» has 32 rooms, with view on Black sea and park zone. The ho…
Expensive "Hotels & Accommodations" in Lviv, Ukraine
It's a modern hotel with some vintage touch. Location is very central. The central Rynok square …
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