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Budget travel tips: how to save money when traveling

How to save money on travel? Hard dilemma, you wanna explore far-off lands, live amazing experiences abroad, and try new dishes on the other side of the world. But there’s a problem, traveling is expensive. It’s true, traveling can be expensive, but we’re still lucky to travel the world. If you think you have to […]

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How to spend a weekend in Portland, Oregon

Portland is the largest city in the state of Oregon, on the westcoast of the US. This city has a special and unique atmosphere and you have to see it, especially if you’re traveling on the westcoast. Indeed, visiting Portland is discovering an alternative, industrial, hipster and environmentally friendly city. Before anything else it’s a […]

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Things to do in London in autumn

It’s autumn in London! This means shorter days, crisp mornings and crunchy leaves. Autumn is a great time to be in the British capital. Indeed there are numerous things to do in London in autumn! From Halloween to Bonfire night, various events and festivals, the Christmas markets, etc. You can also have a walk in […]

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Weekend in Copenhagen: things to do

Copenhagen isn’t necessarily the first city that comes to mind when you think about taking a few days off abroad. However it’s very pleasant to visit Copenhagen. The locals are nice, the architecture is original and let’s not forget numerous surveys assure Denmark is the happiest country in the world. If you’re thinking about spending […]

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Best places to solo travel

Many people look at me strangely when I tell them I love traveling solo! However traveling alone is a very enriching experience! You just live your life at your own pace, you do whatever you want to without compromises and unlike what people think, you rarely feel lonely! There are many advantages to traveling alone, […]

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Visiting Ballinstadt, the emigration museum in Hamburg

If you decide to visit Hamburg, you have to go to Ballinstadt, the emigration museum. This is where numerous Europeans, especially Jews, were boarding in order to leave Europe to go to America, hoping for a better future. From 1850 to 1934, more than 5 million emigrants coming from all over Europe left from Ballinstadt […]

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Japan travel tips : things to know before you go

When you arrive in Japan, you feel like you’re landing on another planet. Everything is so different from home! But at the same time, Japan still fascinates many people. In fact, millions of people visit Japan every year. Many of them are a bit lost when they get there because they don’t do proper preparation […]

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Travel guide to Dili, capital of East Timor

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 […]

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How to find cheap flights

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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Visiting Kelimutu National Park

After visiting Kuta and Ubud in Bali, but also the Gili islands, I realized I only visited popular places in Indonesia among tourists. I wanted to have some peace and quiet, and I decided to go to the east part of Indonesia, on Flores island. I won’t write about my whole trip on Flores island […]

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Things to do in Bukhara

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I had high expectations. I had really high expectations. I think my expectations were a bit too high. A lot of people told me that if there was only one city to visit in Uzbekistan, it should be Bukhara. Once again, I did my research beforehand and I found a lot of information here and […]

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Visit to Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan

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Turkmenistan, does that sound familiar to you? I’m not sure… And Ashgabat, its capital? Even less familiar I guess. Yes, you can open a new tab and check on Google Maps where this country is on a world map. And honestly, like most people, I didn’t know much about this country, Turkmenistan, one of the […]

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Visit to Shiraz, the city of wine in Iran

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After Tehran and Isfahan, let’s keep discovering this incredible country, Iran, with my visit to Shiraz, in the south of the country. I heard before that Shiraz is the city in Iran known for its poets, its literature, its gardens… And its wine! Known for its wine!? In a country where importing, selling and consuming […]

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Things to do in Isfahan

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“Hello! Are you a football player?” This one too, I heard it several times before, but in Ispahan we broke all the records! I was asked this question several times a day! After visiting Tehran, I wanted to see all the beautiful things to do in Isfahan, in the middle of the country. Isfahan means […]

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Things to do in Tehran

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“You’re going to Iran in August? Are you fucking crazy? You’re gonna die of heat! If I were you, I wouldn’t go… I’d wait a little bit… September or October, it seems better…” I heard those kind of remarks a lot before getting in Tehran (heard this in Chisinau, in Odessa, in Tbilisi…). But I […]

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Things to do in Yerevan

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“So… You’re French?” “Yes” “Why are you coming here, in Armenia?” “For tourism” “You come from France and you want to visit… Armenia!!!???“ “Huh… Yeah I want to visit Yerevan” “All right… Oh I get it, you come here to visit friends who live in Yerevan right?” “No no, I’m traveling by myself… I know […]

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Things to do in Batumi

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I didn’t plan to go to Batumi. The original plan was to go to Caucasus, starting with Georgia and its capital, Tbilisi. And from there go straight to Armenia. But I had been hearing about all the things to do in Batumi, how great the city was. “Are you going to Georgia? Go to Batumi!” […]

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What to do in Tbilisi

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Aaaah… It feels so damn good to not be stared at like a circus freak! I’m definitely not in Ukraine anymore! Here in Tbilisi, people clearly don’t give a fuck, they just go about their business. Some people stare at me (it’s normal!) but that’s it. Some teens ask for a high five, but nothing […]

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Visit to Chernobyl

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Pripyat, does that sound familiar to you? I’m not sure… What about Chernobyl? Yes, now I think you know what I’m talking about. Pripyat is the city where occured the Chernobyl disaster, in April 1986. Even though it’s very hard to say exactly how it impacted the population (in Ukraine and overseas), the Chernobyl disaster […]

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3 days in Kiev

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Just like in Moldova, my 3 days in Kiev didn’t start out well. The customs officers are used to see in front of them hundreds of passengers. They quickly watch each passport, stamp them, “Next!” and so forth… 30 seconds maximum per passenger. Then comes my turn… The customs officer literally stays 15 minutes with […]

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