Travel diary

Flavours from China

Back in France the Chinese restaurants have a poor reputation and are often the cheapest. They serve always the same […]

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Beijing, the structured order of the Chinese Capital

What a monumental place holds Beijing in our collective imaginary! It promises millenarian culture, imperial refinement and exotic languages. Of […]

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Qingdao, hic!

A Catholic church, a Protestant church, Gothic architecture here and there, shops with German signs, a street named “Guantao Strasse”… […]

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Do you speak chinglish?

On seaside, to warn of waves “Be careful, the waves surged” When you are an independant traveler in China the […]

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Shanghai, european city in Asia

Shanghai and Beijing are bitter enemies. It is a bit like Paris and Marseilles in France. We tried both, and […]

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Red meat course in Pokhara

After 12 days trekking around Annapurnas we finally arrived in Pokhara (2nd city of Nepal) like children entering Walt Disney […]

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Around Annapurnas 3rd part: from Manang to Pokhara

Thorung Phedi village is the last stop before the dreadful Thorung La pass, the highest pass in the world (+5415 […]

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Around Annapurnas 2nd part: from Chame to Manang

After Chame we enter in the conifer realm, mountains are even more step, night are cold and I have to […]

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Around Annapurnas 1st part : from Besisahar to Chame

After some express shopping in Kathmandu, we started the famous trek around Annapurnas. It is the most popular trek in […]

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Delhi, why are you so noisy?

French breakfast in the Indian way Delhi is the overcrowded capital of an overcrowded country. Huge, dirty and noisy, it […]

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Sardhana, the story which inspired Jules Verne

Let’s dive for a while in the epic past of the 18en century in India. India was then Indias, a […]

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Taj express to Agra

It is maybe the most recognizable monument in the world. If you try to draw it on a sheet of […]

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Jaipur, from star dust to … dust-storm

The highway which goes to Jaipur is tared, but you can’t help swallow a lot of dust. Our nose is […]

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Chittorgarh and Bundi, Indian countryside and conviviality

Even in Rajahstan, the most touristic state of India, it is easy to get out of the beaten path and […]

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Udaipur, view over the lake

Close your eyes and imagine… Sun is setting on the Pichola artificial lake of Udaipur. Udaipur, what a magic name, […]

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Ahmedabad and its Pols

We arrived in Ahmedabad by bus, and not by train (see our first experience with trains in India). Ahmedabad is […]

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Hardship of low budget traveling in India

Arriving in India is often tough because of the great contrast. We were particularly unlucky for our first 24 hours […]

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A short introduction to India

The lights of the landing plan pierce the night at Mumbai (Bombay) airport. India receive us for a few weeks. […]

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TukTuk Bangkok

Long and dusty is the railway travel from Chumphon (South ) to Bangkok. 3rd class wooden seats, slow paces and […]

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Chiang Khan , Nong Khai, two different faces of the Mekong river

Separating Laos, Cambodia and Thailand is the tranquil and large Mekong. We invite you t discover the Mekong trough a […]

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Phu Kradung, french landscapes in Thailand

After all those visits of temples we wanted to change a bit and take some fresh air. Thus we decided […]

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Sukhothai, temples and palaces of a former great kingdom

After our visit of Ayutthaya we were not already bored by temples and Buddhas. Thus we decided to continue our […]

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Lopburi , sleepy monkey town

But what is a monkey town ? For me, a town where the real inhabitants are the monkeys. Small, agile, […]

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Ayutthaya

Between the 14th and the 18th centuries Ayutthaya, also known as Siam, was a very powerful kingdom. We spent some […]

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Koh Tao, holiday in holiday in holiday

Most people will say we have been in holidays for 7 months and we won’t contradict them. After all we […]

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Night Market in Chumphon

If you go to Koh Tao island you will probably go through Chumphon. However few travelers spend some time in […]

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Phuket, touristy island

The flying time between Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and Phuket in Thailand is only 45 minutes. Plus several hours between […]

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Dabong, a small town along the railway

By taking the train to go to Dabong, you leave behind the very urban Malaysia. Our train was 15 years […]

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Kota Bharu, city of traditions

We stopped for few days in Kota Bharu, newt to the Thai border, in the north of Malaysia. Here also […]

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Georgetown, a suspiciously nice brochure … Beware!

We decided to go to Georgetown, Penang Island, because of the very nice booklet of the tourist office. It was […]

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Tanah Rata, a peaceful retreat in Cameron Highlands

How comical is the history of Tanah Rata! Brits living in Malaysia were suffering from the hot and the humidity. […]

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Kuala Lumpur

The shadow of the Petronas Towers hang over Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia. And this shadow certainly does help with […]

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Tioman Island, varans, jungle and wrecks

2 hours in the over-air-conditioned ferry is a got appetizer for Tioman Island, in Malaysia. The bordreing China Sea with […]

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The food lovers’ paradise

Singapore is often described as a mix between Asia and Occident (see our article about the city). But Singapore is […]

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Singapore, an english-asiatic mix

The plan is slowly turning down toward the Singapore airport, and I start wondering what I should expect of this […]

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New Zelande, a sulphur smelly country.

Maybe you heard the sad news about Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand? Don’t think this is about bad luck, as […]

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Let’s tramp in New Zealand

After 3 weeks into the tranquil New Zealand, a lot of walks (see our map, second page of markers ), […]

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Diving at Poor Knights Islands

New-Zealand is quite famous for its fabulous landscapes and luxuriant forests. However marine life is also fabulous! The Marine Reserve […]

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Road trip in New Zealand

Truly our travel to Latin America finished very well, with the mighty Rio Carnaval. This conclude the first half of […]

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Visiting Rio De Janeiro during carnival

Rio! Isn’t it a dreaming word! We suddenly think about beach, carnival (see our article)… We did not think we […]

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Curitiba by Oscar Niemeyer’s eye

Brazil ! this is an awe inspiring name. It makes you thing to Carnaval, footbal, girls on the beachs of […]

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Iguazu Falls

Iguazu falls, a strange name for such a nature marvel! The site is incredible : millions of litres each seconds […]

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Itaipu Binacional, the second biggest dam in the world

What to do with so many water in the region of Missions? Paraguay and Brazil found the answer : build […]

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On the ruins of jesuits missions

Remember the movie The Mission, Robert de Niro, the majestic music of Ennio Morricone and the wonderful landscapes of the […]

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Asunción, not a gringo city!

Few kilometers from the Paraguay-Argentina border is the most populated city of Paraguay: Asunción, the capital. There are about 500.000 […]

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Resistencia, the 500th statues’ city

We leave the good vibes of Buenos Aires for the North of Argentina : Resistencia here we are! It is […]

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Buenos Aires, a mixe between Europe and Latin America

Buenos Aires! This city will inevitably remember good thinks to travellers and expatriates! Buenos Aires is an extremely pleasant city, […]

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In the vineyards of Mendoza

After four months travelling in Central and South America we finally arrived in the wine and beef meat country! Surrounded […]

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Old locomotives in the Ande

Today a subject slightly different from music, as this is your chance to learn more about railways in South America […]

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Santiago

What does look a so contrasted city as Santiago ? Curiously enough, we could think it is a European town! […]

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Pingouins and the loaf-sugar

Sand and rocks, both burned by a fierce sun, blue sky without a cloud, but something unique, here in the […]

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Iquique, Arise, ye workers from your slumber

Welcome to Iquique, a coastal city of Chile, caught between the fishy ocean and a big and rich desert. The […]

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From Peru to Chile, Tacna to Arica

After one month in Peru, we left this country with a think for Rosa and her family whom made us […]

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Arequipa, the white city

At an altitude of 2,300m, Arequipa is the second largest city of Peru. Less known than Cuzco, it is really […]

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Go to Copacabana and let bless your car

In Central and South America most people are driving very very fast, often preferring the left way to the right one. But how do they do? […]

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About Incas walls

Of course everybody wonder about the Incas walls construction. How do they do to build them without cement and wheel ? […]

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Machu Pichu, you want it, earn it ! !

If you go to Peru you cannot avoid the visit to one of the 7 world’s marvels : Machu Pichu […]

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Cuzco

After being disappointed by Nazca we went directly to Cuzco with a night bus. The trip was terrible. Because of […]

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Nazca or the most expensive lines in the world

Nazca is a little city of the peruvian coast, lost in the desert. Its name comes from the civilisation that […]

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A week in Lima

We spent a week in Lima with the family of Raul and Rosa, and their children Raul and Daniela. We […]

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Tranquil Piura, Perú

Welcome to Piura, Perú (don’t try to say it fast!). Piura is the first big city on the way from […]

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Cuenca

After our exhausting trek on the Inca trail we found a rest in the beautiful colonial city of Cuenca. Its […]

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On the Inca trail

Incas, native of Peru, invaded Ecuador less than one hundred years before the Spanish. The fall in love with this […]

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Quito, the world’s center

Here we are in another capital of South America. The meaning of Quito is “world’s center” (Qui for center and […]

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Otavalo, the power of indian communities in Ecuador

(Français) Otavalo est une petite ville du Nord de l’Equateur particulièrement connue pour son marché qui est considéré comme le plus grand d’Amérique du Sud […]

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Popayán

We finally left Bogota for more quite lands. Let’s go to the south! After 19 hours of bus (because of […]

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The salt cathedral

One of the most touristy place in Colombia is the Salt Cathedral built in a salt mine. The site, at […]

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Welcome to Bogota

After one night of bus we finally enter in Bogota, under a rain so heavy it sets off the car […]

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The ferpect crime

Dear reader, reassure yourself, you won’t read another closed room mystery here. Here is the story of the travel-loving purse. […]

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Medellin? That city rocks!

After 10 hours of bus from Turbo we finaly arrived in Medellin. From several weeks Colombia have faced terrible floodings. […]

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Three days in the Kunas islands : Akunamatata!

Today “la rue vibre” will enable you to sparkle in society. You will be able to explain that the border […]

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Panama city !

After this few days in Bocas del Toro, we changed dramatically of place. Going across the famous trans-oceanique canal of […]

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Bocas del Toro, a very creol Panama

Going from Costa Rica to Panama wasn’t fun at all (not even the bridge we had to go through, see […]

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

As we arrived, Puerto Viejo, a tranquil Caraiban city welcomes us… with a heavy rain. The sea breeze and the […]

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San José, a Costa Rican city ??

You would have serious doubt about it, exiting an AC bus in the very occidental city of San José. Streets […]

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Liberia, dull city

(Français) C’est au terme d’un voyage épique de Granada, Nicaragua, que nous arrivons à Liberia, Costa Rica.
Épique car le Costa Rica est le pays le plus riche d’Amérique Centrale

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Granada, next to the lake

Granada is our next stop, in Nicaragua. This city as a particular charm as it has been for a while […]

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León, a peaceful city proud of its history

The cathedrale, the biggest in Central America We spent our first night in Nicaragua in Leon, the former capital. We […]

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Utila, marvel of the Bay Islands

Waves …. After one hour with the ferry we arrived on Utila island. Indeed Utila is a little paradise in […]

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From Salvador to La Ceiba, a bus story

It took one day and an half to go from the Pacific coast to the other side: the Caribbean sea. […]

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El Salvador: couchsurfing, beach and getting out!

We spent 3 days in El Salvador. We arrived at night in the capital : San Salvador. There we found […]

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Cosmopolite Antigua

After a demanding bus journey (the drive is so harsh that you have to hold tight with your both hands […]

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The volcano of San Pedro

Charmed by the volcanos beauty who border the Atitlan lake we decided to climb up one.We used a public boat […]

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Guatemala, here we are !!

Adios Mexico. A sad thought after all the good moments we had in Mexico. We crossed the border at Cuhautemoc. […]

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Comitan and Montebello’s lakes

We left San Cristobal and its babas to join the Comitan city where the life is peacer. We did not […]

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San Cristobal de las Casas

We put down our backpack in the city of San Cristobal for a few days. San Cristobal is in the […]

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Oaxaca, beautiful city

We are now in Oaxaca (pronounce Oaraca !) in South Mexico. This city is really special. First it is the […]

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Puebla

We went to Puebla for one day. Puebla is a city at about 2 hours of Mexico. The colonial center […]

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Veracruz

We spent two days in the city of Veracruz. Guided by the famous travel book “Le routard”, we found a […]

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Getting out in Mexico city

Mexico is a city where it’s really easy to get out. We enjoyed it with our friends Jovani and Delphine. […]

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A few days in Mexico

We are in Mexico for a few days. We were only able to visit a few area from this city, […]

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Arrived in Mexiiiicooo !

Welcome in Mexico ! After an exhausting travel by plane we arrived in the big city of Mexico. We have […]

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Montreal visit

We mad a few days stop in Montréal, Canada. Guided by Raphaelle, Romane sister, we discovered this country which seems […]

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Hiking in Mont Tremblant nature park

Sunday the 3th of October we went in the the canadian countryside. Raphaelle (Romane’s sister) brought us to the Mont […]

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