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Visit to Ellis Island museum

Ellis Island was the entry point the United States for the immigrants coming from all over the world between 1892 and 1954. Most of these immigrants were the Jews persecuted in Europe, looking for a brighter future in the USA. Other immigrants were going to the United States to flee poverty, war, etc. Ellis Island […]

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The black Westerner travel privilege

I wrote several times on this blog what it’s like traveling while black : going through immigration takes longer, the locals stare at you in some areas of the world, locals who want to get a picture with you, people asking about your origins (“where are you really from?”), the ridiculous comparisons with black celebrities… […]

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Visiting New York for the first time

New York is probably the most popular city in the United States. People going to the US usually visit New York. Those who’ve never been in the US first think about the things to do in New York, before potentially going to see other cities. Yes, New York hosts more than 60 million tourists every […]

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3 days in Chicago

I’ve already been to several US cities, but I was often hearing people say “You have to visit Chicago when you go to the US“. I even heard “Chicago is one of the very few US cities where I can see myself moving in“. I thought about it more and more often, and finally, I […]

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Almost stuck in Italy because of coronavirus

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

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

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

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

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

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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Day trip to Orheiul Vechi in Moldova

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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3 days in Vienna

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“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

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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

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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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