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Useful travel apps

Travel apps completely change the way we travel now, either before, during, or even after a journey. We cannot really complain, many people don’t have the chance to travel. And even if I’m aware of the privilege I have to travel for a long time like I do, traveling is not always easy. How to […]

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Central Asia travel guide

President we could call a dictator, desert, mountain, forest, silk road, nomads, yurts, highway almost empty… Welcome to Central Asia, this area not so well-known by people in general, which includes Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Honestly, do you personally know many people who explored Central Asia ? I’m not sure… Planning to travel […]

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Visit to Persepolis and Necropolis in Iran

It’s pretty much impossible to go to Iran, and not visit Persepolis and Necropolis (Naqsh-e Rustam). It’s one of the top places you should visit in Iran! Moreover if you go to Shiraz, you have absolutely no excuses. Persepolis is one of the major tourist sites in Iran, rightly. We’re talking about the former capital […]

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Things to do in Odessa, Ukraine

I don’t really have good memories of Kiev, where I spent five days. The highlight of the trip was the day I spent in Chernobyl. It really blew me away, and just for this, I didn’t regret my trip to Kiev. Thus I was a little disheartened about my next trip, to Odessa. In Kiev, […]

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The Darvaza gas crater

Now you know the real reason why I really wanted to make it to Turkmenistan : to see the Darvaza gas crater, also called the gates of hell! I had been thinking for weeks about this place, and I really wanted to see it from my own eyes! And I didn’t know if the opportunity […]

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Visit to the Therme Bucuresti in Bucharest

I have to admit… I discovered the Therme Bucuresti by accident. Actually I didn’t even know this place before going to Bucharest. I’ve been to Budapest before, and I spent an afternoon enjoying the Szechenyi baths there. They’re quite popular and I knew about the place. But I didn’t know we could also find thermal […]

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Visit to the Neuschwanstein castle

I couldn’t go to Germany, spend 3 days in Munich, and not take at least a full day to go to the Neuschwanstein castle. I heard about this castle some time ago, I only knew it was located in Bavaria, and that it had been a source of inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. As […]

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Visit to Baku in Azerbaijan

My visit to Baku didn’t start out well. I had been in Armenia just before, and as I was explaining on my post about Yerevan, Armenia and Azerbaijan are not in good terms at all. Actually, it’s impossible to go to Azerbaijan from Armenia (and vice versa). I had to go back to Tbilisi in […]

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Vardavar festival in Armenia

“Sorry, the Yerevan free walking tour scheduled in two days is cancelled. We completely forgot about it, but the day after tomorrow, it’s Vardavar!“ Huh? What the hell is this? I had planned to visit the city with a local, to find out more about Yerevan and Armenia in general (I often do this when […]

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Visit to the Szechenyi baths in Budapest

It’s impossible to go to Budapest, and not test out at least one thermal bath. Before going to Budapest, I had of course checked what I could do in the city (even though I already knew Budapest), and if there’s one thing that makes this city’s reputation, it’s the thermal baths. They’re numerous in Budapest. […]

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Almost stuck in Italy because of coronavirus

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It’s 10:30pm. I’m at the restaurant in Catania, Sicily, in the south of Italy. We’re a big group, about 30 people, the food is delicious, the alcohol is flowing in abundance… We could hear bursts of laughter in the room. The atmosphere is relaxed, we’re having a great time, and damn we eat so well! […]

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3 days in Lisbon

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Lisbon is getting more and more popular and honestly, I understand why. The weather is nice, it’s a dynamic city, the food is delicious, there’s a rich cultural and historical heritage, and of course life is not expensive. Moreover, Lisbon is a beautiful city and people are nice. I spent 3 days in Lisbon and […]

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Things to do in Ostrava

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Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic (after Prague and Brno). However, few people decide to go visit Ostrava, and content themselves with a visit to Prague when going to the Czech Republic. Indeed, the city is located far east in the country, 350 kilometers (220 miles) away from Prague. It’s not […]

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Best gifts for travelers

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Looking for a nice gift for someone who’s into travel? But you don’t know what to buy? Here are the best gifts for travelers! This complete list gives you plenty of travel gift ideas! Either for a friend, a colleague, a relative, or for yourself, this list will help you out! There are cheap travel […]

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Things to do in Luxembourg City

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Luxembourg is not the first destination people think about when they wanna go on vacation. It’s a tiny country of 600000 inhabitants, bordered by France, Belgium and Germany. However, people from 160 different countries live in Luxembourg, which is also called the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It’s one of the smallest countries in the world, […]

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2 days in Brussels

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Brussels is the capital of Belgium, but it’s also called the European capital. Indeed, a lot of European institutions are in Brussels (European Parliament…). It’s nice to spend 2 days in Brussels. The city is not too big, nor too small and it’s not too crowded. People are nice, the beer is good, you can […]

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How to haggle when traveling

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I recently realized that I’m quite good when it comes to haggle when traveling. At least I’m better than other travelers when bargaining. As I was talking with fellow travelers, I realized I’m often the one who paid the least, either a taxi ride, a day trip, a souvenir… In fact, a lot of Westerners […]

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Things to do in Essaouira

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Essaouira is a charming little town in Morocco, located 180 kilometers (110 miles) west of Marrakesh, on the Atlantic coast, by the sea. A lot of tourists leave Marrakesh early in the morning, they go to Essaouira and spend the day there, and then they go back to where they come from in the evening. […]

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Visit to Marrakech

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Marrakech is the cultural and touristic capital of Morocco, but it’s also the commercial hub of the country since its foundation. Marrakech, also called the red city or the pearl of the south, attracts about two million tourists every year (mostly from France and Spain). It’s actually pretty simple, when travelers go to Morocco, they […]

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Where are you really from?

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I was peacefully spending a day on a boat, in Palawan Island, Philippines. It was a nice day. I visited several island, I went snorkeling, I ate delicious food, I saw several giant turtles… The atmosphere was good and relaxing. A Dutch guy who was on the boat wanted to get to know us, the […]

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