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Burning man festival

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In the middle of the Black Rock Desert every year a surreal city arises, the third largest city in Nevada complete with 50,000 inhabitants. This is the most well-known festival in the world; Burning Man. This week long event originated in the summer of 1986, when three friends on a San Francisco beach burned a doll. This created an annually recurring ritual that attracted more and more people. The beach became too small and the festival had to move to the desert.

Nevada, where the Burning Man Festival takes place, consists for the most part of mountains and desert. Nevada is very popular among road trippers and campers. Mainly because of  its rugged and challenging landscape. 

More than twenty years after the festival started, this annual meeting has become the most bizarre event in the world. Visitors find themselves in one big spectacle of music, art, free love and self-expression for 24/7. Creative festival goers from all over the world are building the city together, sharing their food, water and everything needed to survive seven days of Burning Man. It is the ultimate place for people to be themselves. The festival owes its name to the absolute highlight; the burning of a meter-high doll. The Burning Man.

Burning man highlight

No food is available at the festival itself. So you have to take care of your own food. Burning Man lasts seven days, so make sure you buy enough. In the desert you lose a lot of moisture. A rule has been drawn up from the organization that you have five liters of water per day. This is excluding shower water. So make sure you have more than enough water with you. 

How to get there?

To get there you first fly into Reno, after which you drive to Black Rock City in three hours. The camper, or your sleeping place, you can rent in Reno. 

Where to stay in Reno?

Reno is not a nice place, but a good place to stay if you like peace and quiet is the Whitney Peak Hotel. The location is great and it had super comfy beds. They get an average rating of 8.9 on

This article was last updated on October 19, 2022.