‘Shouldn’t we close our windows?!? ‘ … Silence… This moment is what we came for. The two lions are standing so close to the jeep we could touch them, but we sense there’s no need to be scared. We aren’t. And neither are they. It’s magical. Welcome to the Serengeti!
In exactly 7 weeks, I’ll be getting on a plane to Africa. I have no return ticket, no idea about when I’m coming back to Europe and no plan whatsoever. The biggest adventure of my life awaits, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t gonna miss ‘home’ at least a little bit. So today it’s time for a little tribute, to my favorite hidden spots in Europe!
If you ended up in Ghent as a tourist 20 years ago, you’d probably taken a wrong turn somewhere halfway between Brussels and Bruges, or gotten off the train at the wrong station. But today, Ghent is THE place to be in Belgium, and easily my favorite city!
With its 330 km², Lake Manyara National Park is one of the smaller Tanzanian parks. It’s often skipped and replaced by a visit to Tarangire National Park, but definitely worth a visit. Let's go spot some elephants, zebra's, giraffes and if we're lucky we might even see one of the famous tree-sitting lions!
Hi, I’m Lili. In 2017 I sold everything I didn’t need, packed what was left in a suitcase and left home with only a one-way ticket to Tanzania. No plan, no bucket list, no end date.
THIS IS MY STORY.
It’s the stories of the people I meet, laughter and tears, joy and pain, excitement and frustrations, and the (mis)adventures of a girl who’s too busy living life to even THINK about looking perfect for her next IG shot.
Almost 3 years later, I still haven’t left Tanzania and I now own Mawenzi Adventures, a local tour business that organizes safaris, Kilimanjaro climbs and all kinds of other trips.
Smoking hand-made cigars, drink rhum, or drive around in a car that has 999.999 kms on the counter... because THAT's where it stopped turning. Get ready to fall in love with Cuba!
“Just breath slowly in and out and you’ll be fine”. Chong was holding my hand in the pitch black night as I tried to control my breathing. Our dim torches were the only source of light but they were enough to see that his eyes weren’t letting go of mine for even a second. “It’s just like normal breathing and we’re almost there”, he said, with his soft reassuring voice. But it wasn’t… and we weren’t…
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