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3 days in Vienna

“They’re all fake as fuck in Austria, I’ve never seen that before!“. That’s what told me an Irish guy I met in Prague when I told him I was about to spend 3 days in Vienna. “Oh and you’re French too!? They HATE French people! They think YOU french guys are hypocrites because you call them […]

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3 days in Prague

It’s been quite some time I haven’t been in Prague. Actually last time was in 2007. I was still a student at the time, we went there for three days, and we basically spent the weekend drinking. Didn’t go back there since then, however once I got in Prague, I realized I still had vivid […]

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3 days in Munich

Beers, beers, beers… I think I didn’t have that many beers in a looong time. Actually, it’s hard not to drink any when you’re in Bavaria, exactly in Munich, where people drink beers just like we drink water. Yes, when you order a beer here in a typical bavarian bar, the waiter doesn’t bring you […]

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Things to do in Bern

20 swiss francs (18 euros) for a little salad and a bottle of water. I knew life was expensive in swiss but damn, not that expensive! So here I am in Switzerland, in Bern exactly, for a few days. And, not surprisingly, I didn’t see any backpacker. For those who travel on a budget, it’s […]

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Day trip to Stonehenge from London

Stonehenge is the most famous prehistoric monument in the UK. It’s actually one of the most famous in the world. It’s not surprising that it’s one of the most photographed places in the UK. Every year, one million people decide to visit Stonehenge. The site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s an unmissable if […]

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2 days in London

Saying that I like London is an euphemism. I love this city! A bit like Paris, everytime you visit London, you discover new things. Moreover London is a cosmopolitan, modern and dynamic city. You’ll find there stores, restaurants, pubs, museums, markets, parks… I love the vibe and the atmosphere there, the London state of mind… […]

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I wrote a book

Holy shit I wrote a book! I WROTE A BOOK! Who would have believed it? Honestly, if you had told me two years ago that I would write a book one day, I would never had believed you! To me, until then, writing a book was reserved for literary people, philosophers, those who read a […]

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Le Paris noir, a black walking tour in Paris

When you’re about to visit Paris, especially when it’s the first time, you usually already know what you want to see : the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées, the Sacré Coeur Basilica, Notre Dame de Paris… The basics! Those who already visited Paris go back to wander in various areas […]

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2 days in Montreal

I had been hearing about Montreal for a long time. People kept saying good things about this city. For quite some time, I was telling myself “One day, I’ll go visit Montreal“. The opportunity finally arrived! After visiting New York, I told myself “Why not also visit Montreal? It’s not far…” All right let’s go! […]

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Racism towards black people in Morocco

“No you cannot stay here, the hotel is fully booked” “But I booked a few days ago, many rooms were available!” “Yeah we can see you have a booking but we made a mistake. Actually there’s not a single room available. You’ll have to go somewhere else“. It never happened to me before, check in […]

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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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