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Almaty, former capital of Kazakhstan

I already talked about it in my article with all the tips about Uzbekistan, but Central Asia, in general, doesn’t attract many people. With no mass tourism, interactions with the locals are more authentic, and after Tashkent, my last stop in Uzbekistan, I knew I would still be blown away for the next few weeks, […]

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Tashkent, a new city in Uzbekistan

Tashkent is the first stopover of almost all travelers who decide to visit Uzbekistan. Bur for me, it was my last stop, before going to Kazakhstan. Indeed, I didn’t go straight to Uzbekistan by plane, but overland from Turkmenistan… And I already had the opportunity to visit Bukhara and Samarkand, before getting to the Uzbek […]

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Samarkand : Registan, mausoleums and mosques

I was told that Bukhara was THE city to visit in Uzbekistan, and as I was explaining it in my post about Bukhara, I probably set the bar a bit too high, and I was a little bit disappointed. Thus I was expecting anything for the other cities, and I wasn’t expecting anything special regarding […]

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Bukhara : carpets, mosques and madrasahs

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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Discovering Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan

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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Shiraz, the city of wine in Iran

After Tehran and Isfahan, let’s keep discovering this incredible country, Iran, with the city of 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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Isfahan, half of the world

“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 went to Isfahan, in the middle of the country. Isfahan means “half of the world”. I did my research […]

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Tehran the persian city

“You’re going to Iran in August? Are you fuckin 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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Yerevan, a french city in Armenia

“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 […]

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Under the sun of Batumi, Georgia

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 the name Batumi for quite some time. “Are you going to Georgia? Go to Batumi!” “Batumi is awesome!” “Where are you […]

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Things to do in Rotterdam

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Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands after Amsterdam. When visiting the Netherlands, a lot of people ignore Rotterdam, and just go to Amsterdam. That’s a huge mistake! Rotterdam is a wonderful city, and you have to go visit Rotterdam if you’re in the Netherlands. My visit to Rotterdam was full of surprises, […]

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What to do in Mauritius?

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I spent a week in Mauritius thanks to the Mauritius tourism board. They invited bloggers from all over the world to discover and explore Mauritius. Needless to say, all opinions are my own. Mauritius is an island located in the Indian ocean, not far from Madagascar. Most people hear about Mauritius because it’s known for […]

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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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Visit to Austin, Texas

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My visit of Austin in Texas was a lot different than what I was expecting. We all have those images and prejudices about Texas. Over there, they’re all cowboys, Texas is a giant desert where it’s scorching outside and there’s nothing there apart from three or four big cities, all the Texans are close-minded, not […]

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Visit to Trento in Italy

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When tourists decide to visit Italy, they usually go to Rome. Then it varies depending on the people : Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Sicily… But few people go visit Trento in Italy! Truthfully speaking, I didn’t even know the existence of this city before going there. But I had the opportunity to go to Trento for […]

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Japan travel tips : things to know before you go

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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 a lot of people. In fact, millions of people visit Japan every year. A lot of them are a bit lost when they get there because they don’t […]

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Is India racist towards black people?

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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 […]

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Is Eastern Europe safe for black people?

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At first this article was supposed to be called “Is Eastern Europe safe?”. But slowly, this blog gets more and more readers (yesss! :D), and now I get messages on occasion from people I don’t know. Lately, the messages I got were among those lines “Hey! What you’re doing right now, that’s cool! It takes […]

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Being black in Japan

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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 […]

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