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Welcome to TRAVEL PARALLEL! Traveling is not only a physical journey, but also a journey through your inner self. Getting inspired by other people's stories, different cultures and my own life experiences. This is your online guide to start your life journey. You'll find practical and inspiring articles to motivate you to take this leap of faith. Travel Parallel is about traveling, my passions and self improvement. My personal blog and photos. Dare to live life to the fullest! It might be life changing.. ;)

Living in paradise

Is living in paradise truly a dream life?

  When thinking of paradise, many people think of pleasant weather, light blue ocean, palm trees and clean sand which shapes to the form of your feet. In Holland many people complain about mainly bad the weather. Waiting for their annual three weeks of holiday in paradise. For many people it’s a dream to live […]




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Highlights of Oman

11 highlights of Oman

After one month of traveling I can say that Oman has one of the friendliest, hospitable people and a beautiful places with many hidden oases I’ve ever experienced until now. A country which developed a lot since the current, beloved, Sultan Qaboos is leading the country, since 1970. Therefore there were barely any facilities at […]




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Am I in a quarter life crisis?!

Am I in a quarter life crisis? I always used to make fun of my parents, when they were lying down, tired, on the couch after a long day of work, and then I would ask them in a funny way: ‘Is the midlife crisis setting in?’. Now I’m getting older (28, yes) and still […]




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The abandoned and hidden beaches of Oman

A paradise at the abandoned and hidden beaches of Oman Are beaches the first thing what pops up in your mind when you think of Oman? Not to me, before I visited this beautiful country with its variety of landscapes. Oman is where I’ve seen the most beautiful, abandoned and hidden beaches. Some of them […]




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Portraits of travelers

Portraits of travelers Is this it in life?! A question a lot of people my age are asking themselves. Me too. Since my graduation in the summer of 2014 I even ask myself this question daily. The vision of the Western world of ‘picture perfect’ of being succesful and being happy, in my view, is […]




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Portraits of the world

Is this it in life?! A question a lot of people my age are asking themselves. Me too. Since my graduation in the summer of 2014 I even ask myself this question daily. The vision of the Western world of ‘picture perfect’ of being succesful and being happy, in my view, is making a big […]




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Why traveling solo? - Koh Phagnan, Thailand

6 reasons why traveling solo is life changing

6 reasons why traveling solo is an greatest life experience

‘Solo traveling is dangerous’, ‘you’re crazy’, ‘it will be boring’, ‘you should save money to buy a house’, ‘it’s bad for your resume’ or ‘you might die’! These kind of arguments is what I hear most often when talking about my solo trip. Do you agree with these arguments?
Is traveling solo really that dangerous? Or is it just people being ignorant?
Despite all that I still decided to go. Read the following reasons why traveling solo will impact your whole life.

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  • You know you've come to the right place if you find these buses

Exact location: 📍 Praia Tiririca, Itacaré - Brazil
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  • Praia Ribeira, where the sea connects with the jungle.

Exact location: 📍 Praia Ribeira, Itacaré - Brazil
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  • Itacaré. The place with many bounty beaches, where you can still find new ones after weeks. The place where I improved the basic skills of surfing, where the fear of waves is slowly disappearing. The place where I met great people. The place with its positive, relaxing energy and where I read many, many pages of the books I want to read during my journey. Simply paraíso!

Exact location: 📍 Praia Engenhoca, Itacaré - Brazil
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  • And around the corner.. there it is, Buracão!

Exact location: 📍  Buracão waterfall,  Chapada Diamantina - Brazil 
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  • Up to Buracão falls.. swimming, because we can't go there in a different way 😬

Exact location: 📍 Buracão waterfall, Chapada Diamantina - Brazil
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  • When you think you have seen it all.. Chapada Diamantina, even after one month you still suprised me! Mother Nature is GREAT! Six hour trek of 19 kilometres in one day, adventure! 😍 Almost felt in the water when climbing on a cliff what made me scream: "Nooooooo, my camera!!! 😭". But.. the guide grabbed my hand and me and my camera stayed dry 😆

Exact location: 📍 Fumacinha waterfall, Chapada Diamantina - Brazil
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