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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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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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Where to stay in Tokyo: the best areas and hotels

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Tokyo is an amazing city with so many things to do. It’s an incredible experience and it really feels like being on another planet! But let’s face it, it’s really hard to figure out where to stay in Tokyo. Even though it’s well connected thanks to reliable public transport, it’s a huge city! Pus each […]

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10 best things to do in Palma de Mallorca

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Palma de Mallorca is the largest city of the Balearic Islands, and it’s an interesting place to visit. Indeed, it has a rich cultural heritage because the Romans, the Moorish and the Catholics lived there since 123 BC. Either if you like culture, food or just want to relax, it’s possible to have a good […]

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Where to stay in Budapest: the best areas and hotels

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Budapest is one of the most popular cities in Central Europe! It’s divided into 23 districts. Buda and Pest were originally two cities separated by the Danube River. They were brought together to form Budapest in 1873. Today, most people live on the “Pest” side, the dynamic heart of the city. The “Buda” side is […]

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Where to stay in New York: the best areas and hotels

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New York City, the city that never sleeps! There are so many things to do in New York, it’s impossible to get bored: relaxing in Central Park, discover Times Square, see the statue of Liberty, visit the 9/11 memorial, get on top of the empire state building, etc. But figuring out where to stay in […]

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