Marseille is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway or a few days out, all year round. Nestling on the shores of the Mediterranean, France’s second-largest city offers a wealth of things to do and see. Between the Calanques on the horizon, the magnificent cathedral that testifies to the cultural richness of the region, the picturesque Vieux Port where the city’s maritime soul is still in full swing, and the enchanting atmosphere of the South that envelops every street corner, Marseille is my favourite city in the South of France!
I travelled alone for 6 weeks across Thailand, from North to South. From the ancient temples of the North to the white sandy beaches of the South, Thailand offers a rich cultural experience, exotic flavours and a warm welcome. Let me tell you about my highlights, the encounters that touched me and the exotic flavours that awakened my senses.
Chiang Mai, located in the mountains of northern Thailand, is one of Thailand’s most beautiful cities. Let me share a few tips on how to get off the beaten track and discover Chiang Mai in a different way, through its authentic markets, its hidden and lesser-known temples, through trekking and hiking in the heart of the countryside and, above all, by meeting the locals…
Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is a city full of hidden treasures and must-see places to discover. From Buddhist temples to scenes of everyday life, not forgetting its various markets and street food, this immense megalopolis of over 11 million inhabitants is an incredibly lively city, authentic and full of charm. Bangkok was also the very first stop on my trip to Thailand, and also the very last, where I spent a total of 5 days. After exploring this incredibly dynamic and lively city, which didn’t leave me indifferent, I’d like to share with you my 10 favourites in Bangkok. These discoveries will give you an insight into the richness of Thai culture and the diversity of this fascinating city.
Follow me through the streets and districts of Bangkok to discover my recommendations for the Thai capital.
Kawah Ijen and Bromo are two active and iconic volcanoes located on the island of Java, Indonesia. Kawah Ijen, which means green crater, is an active explosive volcano with an acid lake as its crater, reputed to be the most acidic lake in the world. Bromo is an active volcano that last erupted in 2015, surrounded by several other volcanoes and together they form a unique and magical landscape especially at sunrise with the morning mist. I tell you about my crazy 52 hours experience on the island of Java to hike on the Kawah Ijen and Bromo volcanoes!
The next part of our trip to Indonesia takes us to the island of the gods, the one everyone talks about: Bali! The name alone evokes rice fields, volcanic beaches, sunsets on the sea and scooter rides among palm trees… And in reality, Bali is all this at the same time with the incredible hospitality of the Balinese, the discovery of the Hindu culture and ceremonies and the promise of an unforgettable trip! In short, I take you to discover an island that is not very big but rich in landscapes and activities to do. I stayed there for more than 3 weeks and I didn’t see the time passing. I present you our 2 weeks itinerary in Bali!
Mount Rinjani is the second largest volcano in Indonesia. Its summit is more than 3700 meters high! It is located on the island of Lombok where we spent 10 days. There are several routes to reach it and enjoy a breathtaking view of the volcano’s crater and the surrounding area. We had an extraordinary experience with a 2 days and one night trek, spending a night in a tent on the crater of the volcano and climbing in the middle of the night to enjoy the sunrise at 3126m, on the Second Summit. In this blog post, I’m telling you all about this crazy but also intense adventure that will be engraved forever in our memories…
We started our trip in Indonesia with the island of Lombok. Lombok is located to the east of Bali and remains a much more unspoilt island than its neighbour, and is known as the “Bali of old”. It is the ideal destination for backpackers and travellers looking to get off the beaten track. This is what motivated us to go there… But besides the beautiful landscapes and the paradisiacal beaches, it is also the kindness of the inhabitants and their welcome that seduced us! I take you to discover our 10 days itinerary in Lombok between snorkeling among turtles, discovering the Sasak culture and climbing the second highest volcano in Indonesia, the Rinjani, for an unforgettable stay!
The festival of the dead in Mexico! When we traveled to Mexico in November 2019, we knew we would be attending one of the country’s most important events: El Día de los muertos. Celebrated around November 1, the Day of the Dead honors loved ones who have passed away. Far from being a gloomy time, Mexicans wish to honor their deceased loved ones in a festive and colorful way. Everywhere flowers are mixed with the heads of the dead, and the cemeteries are transformed into a music festival. The spectacle is so singular that it is the setting for films and its atmosphere attracts crowds from all over the world. I take you to Oaxaca, Mexico, where we discovered how El día de los muertos takes place…
Beautiful villages made of old stones, a nature in an almost wild state, hilly lands, gorges that criss-cross the land… Here I am in Ardeche!
During 3 days, I could discover the north of Ardèche in road trip with 3 other bloggers. Between discovery of the local soil, cultural stroll, hike in nature and bike tour, we could have easily spent several days there, to discover all the touristic jewels which are hidden in this department.
If you want to spend a long weekend or enrich your stay, here is how to spend 3 days in the north of Ardèche!
Every year, between mid-April and early May, Hallerbos is transformed into an enchanting place: a blue forest covered with wild hyacinths. The place attracts a lot of people, and certainly photography enthusiasts, as the scenery is so amazing! For the first time, we decided to go for a walk in Hallerbos to admire the hyacinths that everyone is talking about.
Schaerbeek is a municipality full of places full of history, small art nouveau architectural nuggets, beautiful churches and also a magnificent Josaphat park. Without a doubt, Schaerbeek deserves to be part of your next itinerary or detour in Brussels. To discover Schaerbeek on foot, I suggest a musical itinerary to discover the neighborhoods of Schaerbeek.
These last few months, I’ve been traveling around Belgium to discover some beautiful places. What I love is to have the impression of being totally disoriented and amazed, even just a few steps from home. It’s a real pleasure to discover your own country! One of my most beautiful discoveries of the year is the castles in Belgium! Today, I’m taking you to discover some of the castles around Dinant, in Wallonia. Let’s discover the castles of Walzin, Vêves and Freÿr.