NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST” 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ~ J.R.R. TOLKIEN        

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NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ~ J.R.R. TOLKIEN        

  


  

NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ~ J.R.R. TOLKIEN        

  

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A Note From Rolf

 
 
 

   "Getting lost and not knowing what is going to happen next is part of the fun and adventure of traveling..."


   

  Travel can and should be a great adventure!

  

   Finding your way around in a strange new place is not always easy, especially when you are hungry or worn out from a long journey. 


   I created these mini guides, to give you a tool you can carry on your phone with the basic information you will need, so that you will not be left wondering or lost... 


  If you do not find a guide for a place  you are going... shoot me an email... and I will do my best to either make one or send you some tips.

  Enjoy  your travels...


  P.S.: I have been to all the places I recommend personally. They all have a special place in my heart and memory and I always look forward to returning to them. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do...

 "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself ..."                         

Travel Guides

   The following guides and magazines are PDF Downloads that you can save to your device so that you will be able use when you have no internet connection. Some guides include Walking or Driving Tours and most all locations mentioned have a clickable Google Map link, so I recommend you check to see if you have the Google Maps app installed on your device.



NOTE: I highly recommend you download and SAVE these PDF's to your device before you leave for your destination, that way you will have them when you need them most. They may take a minute or two to download and open, once they have, just "Save to Device" and enjoy when you need them.

   "If you fail to plan, you are planing to fail..."                        

Argentina

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This Guide Covers: 


Buenos Aires

Colonia de Sacramento - Uruguay


Getting around

Hotels

Restaurants

Shopping

Walking Tours



For More Argentina  Info & Tips Download:

"The Paris of South America, where Tango and Steak are King!"                         

Kolkata India

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This Guide Covers: 


Kolkata


Getting around

Hotels

Restaurants

Shopping

Volunteering



See a short video filmed in Kolkata

   " Your guide to the most fascinating and vibrant city on the planet..."

Peru

Rolf Magener Trip Tips Peru

This Guide Covers: 


Lima

Cuzco

Iquitos


Getting around

Hotels

Restaurants

Shopping

Walking Tours

Ayahuasca Ceremonies



For More Peru Info & Tips Download:

   "Your Guide to the Best Food and Sights in South America!"

South India

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This Guide Covers: 


Chennai

Coimbatore

Pondicherry

Kochi


Getting around

Hotels

Restaurants

Shopping

Volunteering

Yoga & Meditation

   " Your guide to unwinding in the South of India ..."

Southern Africa

Rolf Magener Trip Tips South Africa

This Guide Covers: 



Johannesburg

Kruger National Park

Cape Town

Garden Route


Hotels

Restaurants

Shopping

Driving  Tours

Safaris



For More South Africa Info & Tip See:

   "Where adventure and luxury live side by side."

Camino de Santiago - Camino Frances - Spain 

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Camino de Santiago - Frances

Roncesvalles to Santiago de Compostela 

in 30 Stages


Pamplona

Burgos

Leon

Santiago de Compostela



Stages

Terrain

Sights

Hotels

Restaurants



Watch some videos on the Camino

   "A Pilgrimage  Like No Other..."

Madrid Spain 

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This Guide Covers: 


Madrid



Getting around

Hotels

Restaurants

Shopping

Driving  Tours



   "The Heart of Spain is full of life..."

Southern Spain 

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This Guide Covers: 


Madrid


Malaga

Sevilla

Cadiz

Granada

Marbella

Ronda


Getting around

Hotels

Restaurants

Shopping

Driving  Tours



   "Andalucia, The land of Flamenco Sun and Fun..."

Bangkok Thailand

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This Guide Covers: 


Bangkok

Hua Hin

KohChang - Bang Bao

KohWai

KohMac


Getting around

Hotels

Restaurants

Shopping


   "Bangkok is an exotic city that needs to be explored!"

Beaches & Islands - Thailand

Rolf Magener Trip Tips Beaches Thailand

This Guide Covers: 


Beaches

Hua Hin

KohChang - Bang Bao

KohWai

KohMac


Getting around

Hotels

Restaurants

Shopping


   "A guide to Thailand's best Island & Beach destinations"

Overland Magazine 

   Please enjoy reading these issues of the Overland travel magazine, a "test project" I started a few years ago. It was a fun venture that served as a creative outlet, where I could use some of my many travel photos. Sadly it took up a lot of my time and eventually I got sidetracked into other ventures.

Hopefully you will  find some useful information or find some inspiration in the articles that were written by some world class writers.

Asia

In this Issue: 


Gear Guide

Tibet: A photo essay from Lhasa to Mt Everest by Rolf Magener

China to Kyrgyzstan: Adventure in the Pamirs by Lance Manion

Eating China: A culinary tour by Joseph Rearny

Travel Tips: How to stay safe

Guide: Beijing and Shanghai

Tech: All you need to stay connected

Travel Apps

How to say it: Chinese


Africa

In this Issue: 


Top Gear

Mozambique: Mozambique rediscovered

Ethiopia: A photo essay by Rolf Magener

Morocco: Morocco sans Marrakech by Joseph Rearny

Trip Planning with Rolf Magener

Safari: Gorillas in the mist by Sue Ferreira

South Africa: All roads lead to Constantia by Baz Dreisinger

Travel Apps

How to say it: Swahili



Silk Road 

In this Issue: 


Top Gear

Marco Polos Road: A photo essay by Rolf Magener

Architecture of the Silk Road

Xian: A Feast For Eyes & Palate by Perry Klass

Top Ten: Top destinations of the Silk Road

Silk Road Memories by Steve Bodio

Cellphonography; Taking better photos with your phone by Rolf Magener

Travel Apps

South America 

In this Issue: 


Top Gear

Amazon: A photo essay

Argentina: The land of many lands by Sue Ferreira

Peru: Discovering the hidden treasures of Peru

Top Ten: Top destinations in South America

My Malaria: Suffering & Surviving Malaria by Steve Bodio

Travel Tip: Booking Airline Tickets

Atacama High: A High End Trip into the Chilean Desert

Pack it: All you need to pack properly

Travel Apps

How to say it: Spanish

   "Reading is like a discount ticket to everywhere... "

My Free Book

Trip Tips eBook

In this Book: 


Travel Travel Tips For The Independent Traveller. 

Authored Rolf Magener



Planning

Packing

Tickets

Booking Hotels

Rental Cars

Saying Goodbye

Final Preparations

Safety

Exploration

How to Enjoy Your Trip

Traveling with Others

Work and Travel

Communication



About Rolf

     

    South African–born Rolf Magener is an avid traveler who has been to more than 120 countries and all 7 continents, seeking a deeper understanding of life and its meaning.


   Rolf can usually be found either seeking adventure in remote regions of the globe such as the Amazon jungle or Antarctica, or volunteering his time at places like Mother Theresa’s in Calcutta.


    Rolf is the founder of several successful businesses. When he is not traveling around the world he can be found advising individuals and companies on marketing and online business development and strategies.

   

    He has studied the success mind-set for over 20 years and has distilled this knowledge into a training systems, which lead to your true north and your “dream life.”

"Travel is my passion... sharing my adventures with the world, is what I love to do..."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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India

Ganga Aarti - Varanasi

  The Ganga Aarti, is ritual of offering prayer to the Ganges river which is held daily at dusk at the Dashashwamedh Ghat, the main ghat (a flight of steps leading down to a river) in Varanasi on the Ganges River.


 Several Hindu priests perform this ritual by carrying deepam (fire lamps), are circled around following a rhythmic tune of devotional songs. Many hundreds of people gather at the ghat every evening to watch the event.

Kumortuli - Kolkata

   Kumortuli is a traditional potters’ quarter in northern Kolkata, India. The city is renowned for its sculpting prowess. The Kumortuli sculpture-idols are made of biodegradable materials such as straw, clay, soil, and wood. Once painted, and dressed they gain a lifelike appearance.


The Durga puja featured in this video is, in part, a post-monsoon harvest festival.

Kumbh Mela - Prayagraj

   The Kumbh Mela or Kumbha Mela is a major pilgrimage and festival in Hinduism. It is celebrated in a cycle of approximately 12 years at four river-bank pilgrimage sites: Prayagraj  (Allahabad), Haridwar, Nashik, and Ujjain. It is the largest public gathering and collective act of faith, anywhere in the world.


The Kumb Mela draws up to 50 million pilgrims on the most auspicious days, who come to bathe at the sacred confluence of the Ganga, the Yamuna, and the mystical Sarasvati rivers. 

Spain

Camino de Santiago - Camino Francés

  The Camino de Santiago, known in English as the Way of St. James, is a network of pilgrims ways or pilgrimages leading to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of the saint are buried.


  The Camino Francés (French Way) is the most popular of the routes, with the most deep-rooted historical tradition. Typically it takes at least four weeks to cover the 790 km long route from Roncesvalles to Santiago de Compostella, allowing for a few days rest days along the way.


   This walk was filmed in November and December, the months with the least number of pilgrims on the route.


  


A Winter Walk - Full Camino 880


Camino de Santiago - A Winter Walk -  Full Camino -  Roncesvalles to Cabo de Finisterre   Video Length:43.22 Minutes


A Winter Walk - Part 1


Camino de Santiago - A Winter Walk -  Part 1 -  Roncesvalles to Burgos   Video Length:12.22 Minutes


A Winter Walk - Part 2

Camino de Santiago - A Winter Walk - Part 2 - Burgos to Rabanal del Camino  Video Length: 12.33 Minutes

A Winter Walk - Part 3

Camino de Santiago - A Winter Walk - Part 3   From Rabanal del Camino to Santiago de Compostela  Video Length: 13.53 Minutes

A Winter Walk - Part 4

Camino de Santiago - A Winter Walk - Part 4   From Santiago de Compostela to Cabo de Finisterre  Video Length: 9.03 Minutes

   "If a picture is worth a thousand words... is a video worth more? "

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