Travel Tips

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How to pick a good hostel?

Being constantly on the road. Pack, unpack your bag. Take the train/bus/a flight. New city, sometimes new country. And everytime a new roof over your head, a new hostel, a new environment, new faces. We don’t have any control over some aspects of the hostels we’re about to stay at, I’m thinking about the people […]

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How to prevent travelers’ diarrhea?

We don’t have figures illustrating this phenomenon (I can get it, knowing what I’m talking about), but I can tell one thing : travelers’ diarrhea, also called the runs, hits almost every long term traveler, but also people just going on holidays for two or three weeks, usually in developing countries. Some countries have the […]

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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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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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Why use a VPN while traveling

Before starting long-term solo travel, I had no idea what a VPN was. Actually yeah, I vaguely heard about it, I broadly knew what it was, but what I knew about VPN in general was very limited. In fact, I was unable to say in concrete terms what’s its use, what is it for, how […]

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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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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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Should I get travel insurance

Should you buy travel insurance? Especially when you’re long-term traveling? Short answer : yes! Everybody has to get travel insurance when you’re hitting the road! A travel insurance covers you in case a mishap occurs, we all know that. The problem is… whenever I’m preparing my next trip, I notice -reading online forums and travel […]

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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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How to use the NYC subway

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This is when I started traveling that I realized how fast, efficient and clear the subway in Paris (my hometown) is. When traveling elsewhere… It immediately gets more complicated! “How to use the New York subway? How does it work? I don’t understand all the signs…” Those are questions many travelers ask themselves and it’s […]

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Best gifts for travelers

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Looking for a nice gift for someone who’s into travel? But you don’t know what to buy? Here are the best gifts for travelers! This complete list gives you plenty of travel gift ideas! Either for a friend, a colleague, a relative, or for yourself, this list will help you out! There are cheap travel […]

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How to haggle when traveling

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I recently realized that I’m quite good when it comes to haggle when traveling. At least I’m better than other travelers when bargaining. As I was talking with fellow travelers, I realized I’m often the one who paid the least, either a taxi ride, a day trip, a souvenir… In fact, a lot of Westerners […]

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Travel to Myanmar : what you should know

Myanmar, a wonderful country, attracting every year more and more tourists. Indeed, during the last few decades, Myanmar was almost completely secluded from the rest of the world, further to the military coup staged by Ne Win in 1962. Ne Win was a military commander who led Myanmar for 26 years! But since 2011 and […]

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Common travel scams (and how to avoid them)

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Time flies, I’m still on the road, visiting new cities and new countries, and I still meet many people while traveling, either in a bus, a famous tourist spot, or in my hostel. Honestly, I really like it. I meet very interesting and enriching people. Talking to all those travelers, I realized two things. 1. […]

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Useful travel apps

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Travel apps completely change the way we travel now, either before, during, or even after a journey. We cannot really complain, many people don’t have the chance to travel. And even if I’m aware of the privilege I have to travel for a long time like I do, traveling is not always easy. How to […]

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Uzbekistan travel guide : what you should know

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“What!!!??? You’re in your thirties and you still don’t have kids!? In Uzbekistan we’re all randy devils! At your age, we all have three or four kids!” This is one of the very first sentences I heard when I arrived in Uzbekistan. Pronounced by the military man I was communicating with, the one who made […]

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Travel to Turkmenistan : what you should know

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Turkmenistan, a mysterious country, and also one of the most secluded countries in the world. My experiences in Ashgabat, and also in Darvaza were interesting. I only realized later that this country fascinates a lot of people. Indeed, during the few weeks after my travel to Turkmenistan, I met a lot of travelers watching me […]

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How to stay fit while traveling?

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When you’re in your hometown, either in Paris, London or New York, you always have your little habits. Commute, work, sleep. Tuesday it’s yoga class. Thursday, working out. Saturday let’s go jogging, to get rid of the alcohol I had the night before. Sunday a crossfit session to stay fit. In fact, we’re so used […]

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Iran travel tips : how to travel to Iran

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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 […]

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