Asia

shah cheragh shiraz

Iran travel tips : how to travel to Iran

Iran, a very beautiful country, unfortunately tarnished with a lot of prejudices. A lot of misconceptions circulate about this country, especially because of mass media, who try to influence what people should think about this or that. Not to mention the US politicians (Bush and his axis of evil, Trump more recently…). It didn’t prevent […]

Keep Reading
persepolis

Visit to Persepolis and Necropolis in Iran

It’s pretty much impossible to go to Iran, and not visit Persepolis and Necropolis (Naqsh-e Rustam). It’s one of the top places you should visit in Iran! Moreover if you go to Shiraz, you have absolutely no excuses. Persepolis is one of the major tourist sites in Iran, rightly. We’re talking about the former capital […]

Keep Reading
osaka

Places to visit in Osaka

Osaka is often overlooked by the Western tourists. That’s a shame, they don’t know what they’re missing. I loved my visit of Osaka. It’s not a city-museum like Kyoto, there are probably less things to do in Osaka, but I loved the vibe, the atmosphere of Osaka during my stay there. Still, there are a […]

Keep Reading
kinkaku-ji kyoto

3 days in Kyoto

I didn’t really know what to expect when I decided to visit Kyoto, the capital of Japan from 794 to 1868. It’s not a huge megalopolis like Tokyo, but it’s not a small town either, like Kobe or Nara. In fact, Kyoto has a population of 1.5 million, but the vibe is not the same […]

Keep Reading
todai-ji nara

Things to do in Kobe

There are so many things to see in Japan… This country keeps enthralling its visitors. After discovering Tokyo and Hiroshima, I decided to visit Kobe and Nara in the center of Japan. Kobe and Nara are two medium-sized cities in Japan, and you can visit them quickly. Indeed, most tourists do day trips to Kobe […]

Keep Reading
hiroshima castle

Visit to Hiroshima and Miyajima in Japan

After visiting Tokyo, Hiroshima seems to be a very quiet city. There’s a lot less noise, less people, less cars, less activity… We’re far from the constant noise and the crowd of the Japanese capital. So I decided to visit Hiroshima and Miyajima, an island very close to Hiroshima. I heard a lot of good […]

Keep Reading
akihabara tokyo

Guide to Tokyo’s main districts

I wanted to tell you guys that visiting Tokyo is impressive, but to be fairly honest, it’s an euphemism. You’re literally landing on another planet when you arrive in Japan, and people usually start their stay in Tokyo, the capital of Japan! Visiting Tokyo might seem destabilizing : you find yourself in a 14-millions inhabitants […]

Keep Reading

South Korea : things to know before you go

South Korea is a very interesting country to visit. Indeed, the culture and the traditions are very different from our Western standards, and you leave the country enriched from your visit. What may seem obvious for us might not be that evident for them, and what may seem impolite for us might be completely normal […]

Keep Reading
Gyeongbokgung palace seoul

Places to visit in Seoul

Preparing my visit to Seoul wasn’t very easy. Indeed, few backpackers go there (it’s logical since the cost of living is quite high there!). That means I couldn’t ask the fellow travelers I met on the road what to do and what to see there (like I used to do all the time in Southeast […]

Keep Reading
gili islands backpacking southeast asia

Backpacking Southeast Asia

Backpacking Southeast Asia is something almost all the experienced travelers I met -either in Southeast Asia or elsewhere- have already done. Indeed, backpacking Southeast Asia is easy, not dangerous, cheap and the area is wonderful. Moreover, you meet a lot of other Westerners in the region, that makes it even easier to travel there. Even […]

Keep Reading

Japan travel tips : things to know before you go

mount fuji japan

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 […]

Keep Reading

Travel guide to Dili, capital of East Timor

dili timor oriental

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 […]

Keep Reading

Visiting Kelimutu National Park

volcan kelimutu

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 […]

Keep Reading

Gili Islands guide

iles gili

The first time I heard about the Gili islands, it was a few years ago at work. A colleague went there on vacation and he loved it! He was telling me how great the islands are, he was also telling me that there’s something for every taste there, that he spent most of the time […]

Keep Reading

Kuta in Bali, you can skip it

kuta bali

“Where are you going after Singapore?” I asked the beautiful Dutch girl in front of me, in the common area of the hostel in Singapore. “I’m going to Kuta, in Bali! What about you?” “Uuuh… Me too!!!” 😀 I had absolutely no idea where to go after my visit to Singapore. Actually I knew I […]

Keep Reading

Racism in Singapore

I already talked about it in my article about my visit to Singapore. This city-state, located in Southeast Asia, is very different from its neighboring countries. Either the culture, the standard of living, or even the odd rules you have to follow there. Therefore I was quite disoriented, sometimes surprised and constantly with my eyes […]

Keep Reading

Is India racist towards black people?

ad whitening skin india

September 2014. Three black students are mobbed by attackers in the subway in New Delhi, India. Wrongly accused of harassing an Indian girl. The crowd laid into them, the poor students were hit with sticks and chairs, some Indians there were chanting nationalist songs. March 2017. An Indian guy disappeared in Greater Noida, 40 kilometers […]

Keep Reading

Being black in Japan

shibuya tokyo

What is it like, being black in Japan? Before getting to Japan, I heard that the Japanese are rather close-minded, that they don’t accept the fact that foreigners are coming to invade their territory, and basically that the Japanese are racists. But, at the same time, I was also hearing a lot of beautiful things […]

Keep Reading

Sexual frustration in Japan

young girl tokyo

Are the Japanese sexually frustrated? I think so. I know a lot of Japanophile won’t agree with me. They’ll say that I cannot understand this culture so different from ours anyway. They’ll say it’s easy to think the Japanese are sexually frustrated after spending only three weeks in the country. They’ll say that by staying […]

Keep Reading

Things to do in Melaka

malacca

Malaysia is clearly the kind of country you have to go to if you want to relax. Admittedly there’s Kuala Lumpur, the capital of the country, but otherwise it’s possible to relax almost anywhere in the country. In Langkawi, you can spend some time chilling on the beach. George Town is the second largest city […]

Keep Reading