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Places to visit in Hungary

Thinking about visiting Hungary? Wondering what are the things to do in Hungary, because you wanna see beyond Budapest? You’re at the right place! Hungary is a wonderful country: the landscapes are breathtaking, the food is delicious and the thermal baths are relaxing. The nature lovers will like Hungary, there are many national parks. Icing […]

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Places to visit in Czech Republic

Planning to visit Czech Republic? You want to spend some time in this beautiful country and go beyond Prague? There are many beautiful places to visit in Czech Republic! Historical towns, natural spaces, impressive architecture, medieval bridges and of course castles… You cannot be bored when traveling in Czech Republic! I’m gonna list the places […]

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Things to do in Lisbon in winter

Thinking about visiting Lisbon in winter? It’s a great idea! Most people visit Lisbon in the summertime, but going to Lisbon in winter is nice too! The weather is great compared to other European cities, it’s less crowded than usual and since there are few tourists, the prices are lower. You get it, you’ll enjoy […]

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10 famous black explorers who made a mark in history

Before reading the article, be aware that I wrote a 200+ pages book about traveling as a black person. Click here for more info. Numerous black explorers and black travelers made a mark in history, and people don’t even realize it. Black travelers who traversed the continents out of necessity, curiosity, pilgrimage and sometimes a mix […]

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Germany travel tips: what you should know

I always liked traveling to Germany. This country is synonymous with beers, sausages, pretzels, castles, punctuality and beautiful landscapes. You get it, visiting Germany is always interesting. Moreover the Germans, who might seem rather cold at first sight, are actually really nice. A trip to Germany can be a good idea if you don’t know […]

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Traveling alone for the first time: 24 tips for solo travelers

Traveling alone for the first time seems daunting and I completely understand why. Numerous questions churn around in your head: how will it go? Isn’t it dangerous to travel solo? How will I meet people? Will I get bored? Making the decision to travel solo is already a huge step. Taking your first flight/train/bus to […]

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How to spend a weekend in Paris

Visiting Paris is unmissable when you love traveling. As a Parisian, this is when I started traveling around the world that I realized why Paris is often called the most beautiful city in the world! It’s impossible to get bored there, there are always numerous things to do in Paris. Moreover Paris is an open […]

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Montreal in the fall: things to do

Thinking about spending a few days in Montreal in autumn? Great idea! Autumn in Montreal is awesome, it’s a great time to be there! Unlike what many people may think, there are many things to do in Montreal in autumn! From POP Montreal to Halloween, the public markets, various events and festivals, etc. You can’t […]

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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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Traveling while black

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I’m always surprised when I see how people around me are astonished when I tell them stories about what happens to me on the road, anecdotes linked to my color skin. Traveling while black means going through different experiences than my fellow white or Asian travelers. The more I travel, the more I realize it. […]

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Denied entry at the airport : what to do?

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“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

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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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Places to visit in Manila

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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)

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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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