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The Secret to Cheap Long Term Travel

The Secret to Cheap Long Term Travel

I knew if I wanted to stay long in New Zealand, I would need a way to get rid of accommodation costs. Another of my concern was how to immerse myself in the local culture -I wasn't flying 18.000kms to spend my time with other Europeans backpackers. Work exchange appeared to me as an obvious decision. 

Why the hell does everyone love Bali so much?

Why the hell does everyone love Bali so much?

We lived in Indonesia for a year, and were lucky to have Bali as our 'weekend destination'. We spent a lot of time on the island of Gods, and we loved it. We hated it. We loved it. We hated it -you see my point. My question is: why the hell does everyone LOVE Bali so much? What about the 17.000 other island in Indonesia, and Southeast Asia, and the rest of the world?  It might be the exotic weather, the down-to-earth lifestyle, the laid-back vibes, or maybe...

An Illustrated Journey: New Zealand's wanders

An Illustrated Journey: New Zealand's wanders

I drove around New Zealand for a six months journey, alone with my car, my camera & my notebooks, exploring new wanders every single day. Some of these discoveries appeared as "the" things that make New Zealand so special. A wonderland. Unexpected encounters, great landscapes, national parks, incredible cities... 

Indonesia's best kept secrets - Travel off the track!

Indonesia's best kept secrets - Travel off the track!

We stayed almost a year in Indonesia, expats, based in Jakarta. Unfortunately we had to eat, therefore, we had to work -and couldn't spend all our time traveling. But, still, we took the time to explore the islands and discover heavenly places. Let me think back to these amazing memories...

Quick Guide to Chiang Mai in 48h

Quick Guide to Chiang Mai in 48h

We didn't know much about this city. It was our very first time in Thailand. What a surprise. Chiang Mai is the perfect combination of city accoutrements and country sensibilities, with an incredible laid-back and creative atmosphere. The perfect destination to discover an authentic, relax & beautiful Thailand... 

The Ultimate guide to a Mythical Road Trip : Australia, East Coast

The Ultimate guide to a Mythical Road Trip : Australia, East Coast

17 days, 1852kms, 1 hug with a koala, 2 huge spiders into the car, 4 flights, 2 vans, 5 friends, 1 jump from an airplane, 1 35$ fine, 29 suicidal stupid kangaroos, 1 crocodile pie and 1 GPS with no sense of direction. I kept the best for the end - a video of our trip to wrap up this post.

10 things that will make your New Zealand trip worth it

10 things that will make your New Zealand trip worth it

The moment I step on the land of the long white cloud & the 60 millions sheep, I immediately fall in love with the place. I lived some of the most terrific experiences ever, there. I had six beautiful months to enjoy every recesses of the country. Was it enough? Of course not. But that's ok, it gives me an perfect excuse to plan another trip there. It's on the list.