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Four days in Hong Kong

Oh wow! There’s a lot of money here! I spent four days in Hong Kong, and after backpacking Southeast Asia, the first thing that really struck me, is how rich Hong Kong is! Four days in Hong Kong and I feel like I’m living on another planet than the one I was living on for […]

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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 […]

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Denied entry at the airport : what to do?

“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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Palawan Island in the Philippines

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 relax in 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 […]

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Taal volcano in the Philippines

While visiting Manila, I kept hearing around me people saying it’s useless to stay there and “You better go elsewhere in the country, you won’t regret it!” Befoire going further in the country, I decided to go visit Taal volcano in the Philippines. Taal volcano is located on the island of Luzon, and is 80 […]

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Visit of Manila

For a short time, I hesitated. Should I visit Manila? Indeed, ALL the travelers I met agreed : visiting Manila is useless, there’s nothing to do there, etc… Even the travelers coming from Europe to visit the Philippines, usually take a flight to Manila, and right after another one from Manila to Palawan or Cebu […]

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Three days in Brunei

I already said it in my guide to East Timor, I’m curious by nature. Since I was backpacking Southeast Asia, I told myself “Let’s go to less visited areas, especially since I’m here in Southeast Asia“. That’s how I decided to spend three days in the kingdom of Brunei, the tiny country located on Borneo. […]

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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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Mount Kelimutu in Flores island

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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Visit of the Gili Islands

This article recounts my stay in the Gili Islands, which took place before the earthquakes of past summer. The Gili Islands were temporarily closed to the tourists. From the information I found here and there, it’s now possible to go there but the islands have been severely damaged, especially Gili Trawangan. The first time I […]

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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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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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Sexual frustration in Japan

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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 […]

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Visit of Osaka

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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 visit. For instance, Japanese are usually […]

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Visit of Kyoto in three days

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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 […]

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Kobe and Nara day trips

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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 […]

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Hiroshima and Miyajima

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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 […]

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Visit of Tokyo

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Visit of Seoul in South Korea

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Preparing my visit of 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 […]

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