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Nov 6, 2014
Category: Thailand
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Oct 14, 2014
Category: Laos
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Laos is the poorest country in South East Asia. Neglected by tourists who once preferred the dynamism fromVietnam, the beaches from Thailand and the temples from CambodiaLaos is suddenly experimenting a fast touristic growth.
Oct 4, 2014
Category: Return
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"So what was your favourite country?" This is THE inescapable question that all your friends will ask you when you come back from a trip around the world. It is a difficult one for me to answer because I had a crush on each country I visited and I could even see myself living several months in each of them.
Sep 26, 2014
Category: Cambodia
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Cambodia was one of my favourite destinations in South East Asia and it is a country where I would go back without hesitation. I was not really impressed with the uniform landscapes but a lot more with the smile and kindness of the Khmer people.

Feb 16, 2014
Category: Vietnam
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I was slightly apprehensive about going to Vietnam after having read and heard many unflattering testimonies about the country and especially the unpleasant attitude - sometimes even racist - of the Vietnamese towards tourists. For this part of the trip, I was joined in my journey by Sophie, a childhood friend and luckily our experience was at odds with all the stories we had both heard before the journey.

Feb 14, 2014
Category: Videos
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Category: Videos
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Jan 12, 2014
Category: New Zealand
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Even though I have never talked about New Zealand on this website it is a country that I have particularly liked. I spent almost a month and a half there  between August and September 2012.
Dec 4, 2013
Category: China
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On the eve of my arrival in Vietnam I wanted to make an assessment about facts from everyday life that have most stroke in China.
Nov 19, 2013
Category: China
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It seems impossible to talk about China without mentioning food that is part of the culture and of great importance to the Chinese.
Nov 19, 2013
Category: China
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I was nicely surprised with the hostels where I stayed during my two months in China.

Nov 15, 2013
Category: China
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The last train I took in China was from Changsha to Guilin . There were no more seats in the train I wanted but I got sold a ticket anyway
Nov 15, 2013
Category: China
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If you go up North in China to see the Great Wall, it's very likely that you will stay several days in Beijing and that's good because there's lot of things to do there
Nov 12, 2013
Category: China
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A trip to China would not be complete without seeing the Great Wall
Nov 1, 2013
Category: China
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The North of Yunnan province is located near Tibet and has a lot of mountains and lakes which give good day trips opportunities to go away into the wild by foot or by bike.

Oct 28, 2013
Category: China
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At the beginning I was thinking of staying in China for a month until my visa expires but I realised very quickly that one was not enough to travel in this country almost as big as Europe

Oct 28, 2013
Category: China
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It is very easy and fast to apply for a Chinese visa from Hong Kong.

Oct 13, 2013
Category: China
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When I first arrived in Jianshui, Yunan province, I was surprised by the way locals where looking at me as I was walking in the streets.

Oct 3, 2013
Category: China
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Arranged by the Hani and Yis communities throughout the centuries, Yuanyang rize terraces in Yunnan province could be considered as a piece of art

Sep 11, 2013
Category: Australia
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After I published a couple of articles about my work experience in resorts I received a few questions from backpackers asking for advise to find a job in this kind of place. Here's a small QandA with questions you might have yourself regarding work in Australian resorts.
Aug 20, 2013
Category: Australia
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Meet me in from of the cafe of the shopping centre. I'll be wearing a cow boy hat!”

That's how my last adventure in the Australian rural world started.

Aug 13, 2013
Category: Australia
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It's only when I left Heron Island in May that I decided to work to get my 2nd working holiday visa, not to stay a second year in Australia but just in case I decide to come back in the future before I turn 30. We never know...

Aug 6, 2013
Category: Australia
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If you consider to work a second year in Australia then you will have to work in a rural area for 88 days. Usually backpackers do fruit picking as it's a good option to share this experience with other travellers

Jul 28, 2013
Category: Australia
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Would you leave everything behind to go and leave on a tropical island?

It's the opportunity I had at the beginning of year as I had the chance to live and work for almost four months on a tiny island

Jul 21, 2013
Category: Australia
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- Hey Morgan, I'm calling you to let you know that I've got your CV...

I'm in the North of Queensland in the small town of Mount Isa, in the outback, when I receive this call.

Jul 6, 2013
Category: Australia
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To give you a rough idea the small town of Yuleba consists of a pub, a roadhouse and a few residential houses along the motorway. About 200 people live on these lands 5 hours away from Brisbane.

Jul 6, 2013
Category: Australia
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Australia counts less than 5% of unemployed people with rather high salaries. This is a reason why the working holiday visa in Australia can be a great traveling alternative for backpackers who need both to have a break in their journey around the world and fill up their bank account.

Oct 26, 2012
Category: Argentina
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There arent' many places like La Malfata in the world.
Aug 9, 2012
Category: Food en America del Sur
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Travelling means meeting people but it's also the discovery of the cuisine in different countries. I must admit that I ate a lot in South America and as a good French I had to write a small article about food and based on the experience I had in South America.

Aug 5, 2012
Category: Food en America del Sur
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Travelling means meeting people but it's also the discovery of the cuisine in different countries. I must admit that I ate a lot in South America and as a good French I had to write a small article about food and based on the experience I had in South America.
Aug 2, 2012
Category: Chile
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To go to Chile from Mendoza in Argentina I had to take a bus that runs through the famous road that crosses the Andes.
Aug 1, 2012
Category: Argentina
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So I went back alone to Salta. This time the sun is shining and it's very hot. I met Laura and Cecilie for diner and they offered me to follow them for a second roadtrip.
Jul 31, 2012
Category: Argentina
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This second roadtrip of my journey started on the 7th July. We left as the sun started setting on the farm covered with frost.

Jul 31, 2012
Category: Argentina
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La Malfatta is a ranch located in Entre Los Rios province, in the country 4 hours away in the North of the capitale, Buenos Aires.
Jul 30, 2012
Category: Colombia
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Colombia, a country extremely warm where people are just so kind, my favourite country during this 5 months trip in South America. A country where one feels well.
Jul 29, 2012
Category: Brazil
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It's in Rio de Janeiro that I decided to have a break in June to enjoy a ten day holiday. This is one of my favorite cities that I've visited. Here is a flashback of my best moments in this huge – 6 millions unhabitants ! - exotic city.

Jun 17, 2012
Category: Peru
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Watching the mind-blowing sunset in Lima, walking around the market in Puno and exploring Machu Picchu, those were my best moments in Peru.
Jun 8, 2012
Category: Bolivia
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If you go through the Isla del Sol you must spend at least one night to fully appreciate this exceptional place.
Jun 8, 2012
Category: Peru
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For those are looking for an hostel in one of the places that I visited in Peru, here is the list of those I tested, ranked in order of preference.

Jun 7, 2012
Category: Mexico
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This time I take you to Mexico where we met some amazing people. From the market of Oaxaca to the beaches of Yucatan, this video shows the best moments of the month we spent there.

Jun 7, 2012
Category: Peru
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Situated at a very high altitude, 3810m above sea level Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. Geographically it has the distinction of being located between two countries: Peru and Bolivia.

May 28, 2012
Category: Peru
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The visit of Machu Picchu was a milestone in my journey. What an expedition! We've all seen Machu Picchu: on TV, blogs, photos from friends ... Yet no representations or even words can really recreate the sensation of being there, standing, astonished in front of the monument.
May 8, 2012
Category: Colombia
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Compared to other place that I've visited in Colombia I stayed quite long time in the capital, Bogota yet this is by far the place I like the least.
May 8, 2012
Category: Colombia
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After spending the weekend at the Park of Tayrona I traveled to Cartagena, which is about 4 hours by bus from Santa Marta.
Apr 15, 2012
Category: Colombia
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Tayrona Park is a national park that covers several acres of the Caribbean coast where the most beautiful Latin America beaches are.

Apr 13, 2012
Category: Colombia
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After a quick visit to Panama; I've finally entered the most dangerous country of my journey they say.
Apr 6, 2012
Category: Mexico
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Although we used couchsurfing a lot during the first part of the trip we also stayed in a few hostels. So for those are looking for an hostel in one of the places that we visited in Mexico, here is the list of those we tested, ranked in order of preference.
Apr 6, 2012
Category: United States
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Although we used couchsurfing a lot during the first part of the trip we also stayed in a few hostels. So for those who are looking for an hostel in one of the places that we visited in America, here is the list of those we tested, ranked in order of preference.

Apr 5, 2012
Category: Mexico
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It felt like we had left Mexico from the moment we arrived in Playa del Carmen - resort located one hour from Cancun.
Apr 4, 2012
Category: Panama
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Leaving a paradise, Cancun, and my traveling companion it is a bit blue that I arrived in Panama City in the middle of the night on March 26. Therefore my mindset may have affected my the way I have visited this city that left me with a mixed feeling.
Mar 29, 2012
Category: Mexico
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I've left Mexico two days ago so it's now to write a brief assessment based on our experience there during this month.
Mar 28, 2012
Category: Mexico
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San Juan Chamula is a small indigenous village located in Chiapas few miles away from San Cristobal. It's the visit of the church that has stricken me the most but the use of camera being forbidden there I only have words to give you a slight idea of what this mystical and disturbing place is like. The inside of the church doesn't look like any other church I've been to.
Mar 23, 2012
Category: United States
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To end my series of articles about the United States, here is a video showing the best moments of our roadtrip...
Mar 22, 2012
Category: United States
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Short account of our West America Roadtrip between the 13th and 29th February
Mar 21, 2012
Category: Mexico
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Here we are on the Zocalo (this is the name given to the main square in each city in the country) of Mexico City, one of the oldest and biggest square in the world.

Mar 18, 2012
Category: United States
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This short clip was shot at the Belagio in Las Vegas in February 2012.

 

Mar 17, 2012
Category: United States
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The Heart Attack Gril is probably one of the most disgusting place I've been to
Mar 12, 2012
Category: United States
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We have a mixed feeling of our week spent in Florida. After having spent a night at the airport in Washington we flew to Miami. The change of climate was striking and it felt like we had arrived in another country.
Mar 10, 2012
Category: Mexico
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One of the specialities from Oaxaca are the chapulines, you can find them everywhere in the markets and Mexicans love to eat them as a snack. But what is it?
Mar 10, 2012
Category: Mexico
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It's been already more than a week that we arrived on the Mexican territory and I've completely fallen in love with this warm and colourful country.
Mar 8, 2012
Category: United States
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I had been told so many bad things about Washington that we decided to stay there only for an afternoon. I
Mar 7, 2012
Category: United States
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I would have loved to post more articles about our journey in the United States, unfortunately I ran out of time to keep this blog updated. So I'm trying to catch up with a quick flash back telling you the most important moments of this trip in America.
Mar 5, 2012
Category: Mexico
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Complete change of language, climate, food, culture and mentalities.
Feb 29, 2012
Category: United States
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Feb 14, 2012
Category: United States
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Ruben and Fabio are the first two people who hosted us. We stayed on their sofa-bed for two nights.
One of them is spanish, the other one portorican, they welcomed us with open arms.
Feb 4, 2012
Category: United States
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"Sorry Mr. Seon, your bag is still in London..."

"Really?!  Oh well, shit happens."

I arrived at New York's JFK airport without my backpack.No explanation, just a British Airways card with over 50 dollars. I still am smiling from ear to ear - I don't care, I'm in New York!


Feb 4, 2012
Category: Preparation
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And here we are!  My world tour began a few days ago, January 29th 2012... The moment that I thought about, prepared for, awaited and dreaded!

Jan 12, 2012
Category: Preparation
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After my departure on the 29th January the newsletter will be only for the people who made a donation. It will include one or two articles summarising the unfolding of my trip as well as some pictures that won't be published on the website.
Jan 9, 2012
Category: Preparation
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That is a question that many travellers going to countries like India and Africa often ask. I met a few people who spent some time in countries contaminated by Malaria (see their interviews in Words of Travellers Episode 2) and it was interesting to find their views.
Dec 8, 2011
Category: Preparation
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While preparing my trip I've met a few travellers who lived or spent some time abroad. I've gathered a few informations and interesting stories about the countries I'm about to visit.

Nov 19, 2011
Category: Preparation
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Well, it depends how you decide to travel. One option is to book only one ticket and buy the others while you travel.This is I think the best option as it allows you to travel with a complete freedom.

Nov 7, 2011
Category: Preparation
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Here we go: a few months before I depart, I have to start worrying about...vaccines! I went to a travel clinic in Lyon. There I met a doctor to talk about the many jabs I need and I even had my first injections: one for Typhoid and the other for yellow fever.



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