Backpacking Southeast Asia is something almost all the experienced travelers I met -either in Southeast Asia or elsewhere- have already done. Indeed, backpacking Southeast Asia is easy, not dangerous, cheap and the area is wonderful. Moreover, you meet a lot of other Westerners in the region, that makes it even easier to travel there. Even […]
Having a strong interest in traveling, I decided to leave my hometown, Paris, to travel around the world. Ayant un intérêt prononcé pour le voyage, j'ai décidé de quitter Paris, pour voyager à travers le monde.
“We will not let you get in the country, you’re going to take the next flight and go back to where you arrive from!” It never happened in my life before, and I didn’t think it would happen to me one day! I guess there’s a first time for everything! I was denied entry to […]
Since I didn’t have much time, I had to pick one island I would visit during my stay in the Philippines. After doing my little research, I decided to relax in Palawan Island. And to be really honest with you guys, I think I made the right choice. Many people say it’s one of the best […]
While visiting Manila, I kept hearing around me people saying it’s useless to stay there and “You better go elsewhere in the country, you won’t regret it!” Befoire going further in the country, I decided to go visit Taal volcano in the Philippines. Taal volcano is located on the island of Luzon, and is 80 […]
For a short time, I hesitated. Should I visit Manila? Indeed, ALL the travelers I met agreed : visiting Manila is useless, there’s nothing to do there, etc… Even the travelers coming from Europe to visit the Philippines, usually take a flight to Manila, and right after another one from Manila to Palawan or Cebu […]
“Can I get a picture with you guys?“, asked a Korean girl. “With who?“, I replied. “With you! And with your friend!” “Which friend??? I’m alone!” “Your friend over there, he’s going away!“, pointing at a black guy. I burst out laughing when she said that! She obviously doesn’t know about the nod when you’re a […]
I already said it in my guide to East Timor, I’m curious by nature. Since I was backpacking Southeast Asia, I told myself “Let’s go to less visited areas, especially since I’m here in Southeast Asia“. That’s how I decided to spend three days in the kingdom of Brunei, the tiny country located on Borneo. […]
“Oh it seems like you’re having fun in the Gili islands! You’re so lucky to travel!” “Oh really you went horse riding in Kyrgyzstan!? So lucky!” “What the hell is this hole in the desert you saw the other day!? Oh man, you and your travels… You’re really lucky!” All those comments, and many more, […]
Do you know many people who’ve already been to East Timor? And to Dili, its capital? I’m not sure… Oh actually you know at least one person now, meee 😀 East Timor is probably the least visited country in Southeast Asia. Indeed, East Timor is located on the extreme eastern part of Southeast Asia, one […]
Recently, I realized I’m quite good -in all modesty- when it comes to finding cheap flights. I had a trip planned with some friends, and among us, I found the cheapest flight (by far!). However, I didn’t spend hours looking for a good deal. The thing is… Over time (and with my experience now!), I […]
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