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!
The Sasak are the largest ethnic group on the island of Lombok, Indonesia. About 80% of the inhabitants of Lombok are Sasak and this is also the name given to the local language spoken on the island. The Sasak live mainly in the rural areas of Lombok and work in agriculture and fishing but also in the handicrafts inherited from their ancestors. We spent two days in the Tetebatu region, in the centre of Lombok, where we stayed with a Sasak family. A beautiful green area in the middle of rice fields and at the foot of the Rinjani volcano, where the immersion in the local life and in the Sasak culture makes the trip even more beautiful!
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.
Streets full of bicycles, café terraces full of students, this is the atmosphere I discover when I arrive in Leuven. Located in the heart of Flemish Brabant, Leuven is a small Belgian architectural jewel to visit but also a lively, welcoming and human-sized university town to experience. I spent two days in Leuven with my friend Marine. An escapade between friends, halfway between our homes, Brussels and Liege. In this article, I come back on our weekend in Leuven to share itinerary and tips to visit the city.