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What to do in Tbilisi

Aaaah… It feels so damn good to not be stared at like a circus freak! I’m definitely not in Ukraine anymore! Here in Tbilisi, people clearly don’t give a fuck, they just go about their business. Some people stare at me (it’s normal!) but that’s it. Some teens ask for a high five, but nothing […]

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Visit to Chernobyl

Pripyat, does that sound familiar to you? I’m not sure… What about Chernobyl? Yes, now I think you know what I’m talking about. Pripyat is the city where occured the Chernobyl disaster, in April 1986. Even though it’s very hard to say exactly how it impacted the population (in Ukraine and overseas), the Chernobyl disaster […]

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3 days in Kiev

Just like in Moldova, my 3 days in Kiev didn’t start out well. The customs officers are used to see in front of them hundreds of passengers. They quickly watch each passport, stamp them, “Next!” and so forth… 30 seconds maximum per passenger. Then comes my turn… The customs officer literally stays 15 minutes with […]

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Day trip to Orheiul Vechi in Moldova

Quick article about the afternoon I spent in Orheiul Vechi in Moldova. During the five days I spent in Moldova, I looked for what I could do in the country, not too far from Chisinau, the capital city, where I was staying. Since there wasn’t much to do in Chisinau… I already had the wine […]

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3 days in Chisinau

My 3 days in Chisinau didn’t start out well… As soon as I got off the bus, after a 6-hour ride from Bucharest to Chisinau, three young guys called me out from the opposite sidewalk. I just ignored them and kept walking. Not even two minutes later, four other guys in a car slowed down […]

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Visit to the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest

The palace of the Parliament is a must see when you go to Bucharest. It’s the world’s second largest administrative building, after the Pentagon. It’s also the most expensive administrative building and the heaviest building in the world. And honestly, when you visit it, you understand why the palace of the parliament holds all this […]

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3 days in Bucharest

I was about to spend 3 days in Bucharest, and I didn’t know what to expect. Romanians don’t really have a good reputation in France, at least in Paris. Just to make sure for those who suck in geography, Bucharest is in Romania… Anyway, when we say “Romanian” in Paris, people think about those women […]

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Things to do in Belgrade

As soon as I arrived in Belgrade, the white city, on a Thursday evening, I decided to have a quick walk around my hostel to take the pulse of the city and the atmosphere over there. I wanted to relax before checking the few things to do in Belgrade. I can tell, I wasn’t disappointed. […]

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3 days in Budapest

I still have in mind the words pronouced by a friend of mine a few days before my first trip in Budapest, back in 2010. I was about to spend 3 days in Budapest, and he had been there several times already. “Budapest, it’s the world capital of X-rated movies. And when you take a […]

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One day in Bratislava

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is only about 60 kilometers away (40 miles) from Vienna. Yeah, Vienna is on the east part of Austria, and Bratislava on the west part of Slovakia. Therefore, we have two European capital cities about one hour away from each other, and people only spend one day in Bratislava. I […]

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Cheap places to travel on a budget

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We often feel like in order to be able to travel around the world, you need a lot of money. We need to debunk these misconceptions. You don’t need to be rich to travel. We don’t always realize it but with our dollars euros and pounds, we can live comfortably elsewhere in the world. With […]

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Paris in the summertime: things to do

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Thinking about going to Paris in the summer? Spending a few days in the summer in Paris is a great idea! Indeed, the locals take their vacation in August mostly and Paris is quite empty. The streets are calmer than usual, the streets are less crowded, the vibe is more relaxed, with a slower pace. […]

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Best black travel books

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You like reading? You love traveling? You’re looking for books written by black authors? Here’s a list of travel books written by black travel writers! Travel experiences are often shared through white eyes. This list offers a perspective we may not find elsewhere. Anyway here’s a list that will satisfy your thirst for adventure and […]

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Visiting the Colosseum in Rome

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The Colosseum is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World! It’s the most famous and the most popular monument in Rome! Every year it attracts 4 million visitors! Visiting the Colosseums allows you to witness how great the Roman empire was! It’s a 2000-years-old amphitheater still here to this day! It went through […]

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Visiting the Vatican: tips and things to know

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You cannot go to Rome and not visit the Vatican. Even if you’re not religious, it’s an unmissable when visiting Rome. The Vatican attracts more than 5 million visitors each year, and it’s the “headquarters” of he Catholic church. This is also the place of residence of the pope. You’ll find in Vatican City wonderful […]

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Things to do in Rome in 3 days

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When you ask people what is the most beautiful city in the world, two names come up quite often: Paris or Rome. I can’t be objective regarding the city of lights since I’m living there, but Rome clearly deserves thid title. Rome is literally an open air museum. There are so many places to see […]

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Things to do in Melaka

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Malaysia is clearly the kind of country you have to go to if you want to relax. Admittedly there’s Kuala Lumpur, the capital of the country, but otherwise it’s possible to relax almost anywhere in the country. In Langkawi, you can spend some time chilling on the beach. George Town is the second largest city […]

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Visit to Langkawi, Malaysia

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Before starting my long term solo trip, I told my friends I wanted to go to Malaysia. Whenever I was saying “Malaysia”, all the people I know who had been there already told me the same thing “Oh you’re going to Malaysia? Then you have to visit Langkawi!” And when I was asking why, usually […]

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Guide to visiting Angkor Wat

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My visit to the Angkor temples didn’t come off so well. Let’s say my visit didn’t come off as well as I thought it would be, or not exactly how I was expecting it to be. It’s partly my fault, but I’m not the only one to blame. You must be like “How dare you!? […]

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Visit to Tuol Sleng (S-21) and Choeung Ek (the killing fields)

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A lot of travelers going to Cambodia don’t even stop by Phnom Penh, because they feel like there’s nothing to do there. However I recommend staying there for a few days, at least to visit the Tuol Sleng genocide museum (formerly prison S-21), but also Choeung Ek, the killing fields of the Khmer rouge. But […]

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