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Denied entry at the airport : what to do?

“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 […]

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Visit to Palawan Island, Philippines

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 visit 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 islands […]

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Visit to the Taal volcano in the Philippines

Seems like the Taal volcano is spewing ash and might erupt anytime, the first time since 1977. More info here. This article recounts my visit to the Taal volcano BEFORE the potential eruption. While visiting Manila, I kept hearing around me people saying it’s useless to stay there and “You better go elsewhere in the […]

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5 best places to visit in Manila

For a short time, I hesitated. Should I visit Manila? Indeed, ALL the travelers I met agreed : it’s useless, there’s nothing to do there, there are no places to visit in Manila, etc… Even the travelers coming from Europe to visit the Philippines, usually take a flight to Manila, and right after another one […]

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The nod (when you’re black)

“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 didn’t know about the nod when you’re a […]

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Visit to the Niagara Falls, Canada

It’s impossible to go to Toronto and not visit the Niagara Falls! Actually the Niagara Falls are only two hours away by car from Toronto. Moreover, the Niagara Falls are probably the most famous waterfalls in the world, and we can see them from Canada or from the US, because they form a natural border […]

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3 days in Toronto itinerary

We start hearing more and more often about Toronto, this city located in Ontario, Canada. I didn’t have particular expectations regarding my 3 days in Toronto, but I had a feeling I’d like it. We regularly see Toronto as one of the world’s most livable cities in numerous rankings. Moreover, people I know who visited […]

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Meeting people : on the road vs. back home

We all know this phrase saying “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone“. You get the point, basically we become aware of what we have, the chance we have, only when it’s gone. And when you’re traveling, especially when you’re long-term traveling, we’re extremely lucky. I’m not talking about how lucky we are […]

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Before a round the world trip

Roobens, D-day is finally coming… A trip that started to cross your mind about a year ago. For the last twelve months, youkeep thinking about it, you’re preparing it slowly but surely. One year you keep telling yourself “You have to do it now, before it’s too late. Otherwise, you’ll regret it all your life!“. […]

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Exploring South Moravia in Czech Republic

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I spent ten days in Czech Republic to attend a travel blogging conference. After the main event, I spent a few days exploring South Moravia thanks to the Czech Republic tourism board. They invited bloggers and content creators to discover and explore the region. Needless to say, all opinions are my own. I’ve been to Czech […]

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10 best things to do in Brno

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Brno is the second largest city of Czech Republic (after Prague), and it’s the capital of the region of Moravia. It has a long history and there are numerous historical attractions you’re going to love. It has tiny cobbled streets, bustling squares and a beautiful architecture, which make it a charming city. There are many […]

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I launched my online travel agency

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OMG who would have believed it? I opened my online travel agency! I have my own travel agency, selling tours in Africa! Yeah sure it’s a French one, for French travelers, but still! I never thought I could do this a year ago! Actually I didn’t even know that was something I was able to […]

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Where to stay in Chicago: the best areas and hotels

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Chicago is the third most populated city in the US and it’s one of the most popular destination in the US among tourists! Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, an art lover, a shopaholic, a sports enthusiast or a party animal, you’re gonna have a good time there! But where to stay in Chicago? […]

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Where to stay in Austin: the best areas and hotels

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Austin is getting so popular lately! It might be in Texas, but you’d be surprised how different it is than the rest of the state. Each neighborhood in Austin has a distinct identity and vibe, and there’s so much to do there. It has a great live music scene and delicious food. But where to […]

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10 best things to do in Montpellier

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Montpellier is a lively and dynamic city in the south of France. Many students live there, and Montpellier is a few miles away from the Mediterranean sea. Montpellier is the seventh largest city in France. It boasts about 300 sunny days annually and offers nature, culture and a cool nightlife. What to do in Montpellier? […]

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Where to stay in London: the best neighborhoods and hotels

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London is probably one of the most dynamic cities in the world! There are always numerous things to do there! It’s a cosmopolitan city with numerous museums, restaurants serving food from all over the world, beautiful parks, pubs, cute markets, etc. Planning to go there? London is a big city, finding the right area to […]

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Where to stay in Barcelona: the best areas and hotels

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Barcelona is one of the most popular cities in Europe. Either if you’re traveling solo, with your family, your soulmate or with your friends, you’re gonna have a good time in Barcelona! There’s so much to do there: museums, beach, tapas, markets, parks, areas to visit, etc.  But finding where to stay in Barcelona can be […]

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3 days in Barcelona: itinerary for your first visit

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Barcelona is one of the most popular cities in Europe. There are many things to do, museums to visit, tapas to taste, the beach to relax, etc. Visiting Barcelona means discovering a cosmopolitan city, lively, with a rich history and a vibrant nightlife. How to spend 3 days in Barcelona? This 3 days in Barcelona […]

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Where to stay in Lisbon: the best areas and hotels

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Lisbon is getting more and more popular and I totally get it. It offers a wealth of art and culture, great architecture, shopping opportunities and a vibrant nightlife. I didn’t even mention all the great bars and restaurants there. But finding where to stay in Lisbon can be overwhelming. Each area has a distinct look, style, […]

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