off the beaten track

10 Things that made the Catlins one of our favorite places in New Zealand

10 Things that made the Catlins one of our favorite places in New Zealand

Situated off the beaten track in the South Island, the Catlins region is broad and wild, with lush forests, rugged coastlines, hidden waterfalls and vertiginous caves. Such a stunning untamed nature attracts an extraordinary wildlife. It's a true haven for travelers.

Into the wild Australia : A Guide to Kangaroo Island

Into the wild Australia : A Guide to Kangaroo Island

About 16km off the coast of South Australia stands a beautiful, untouched island. We hopped on a ferry from Cape Jervis, knowing sandy white beaches, rolling green hills and an amazing wildlife were awaiting for us. Kangaroo Island appeared to be far, far beyond our expectations...

The Most Magical Hidden Temple in Chiang Mai: Wat Pha Lat

The Most Magical Hidden Temple in Chiang Mai: Wat Pha Lat

I've been to Thailand many times now, and this temple is by far one of the most beautiful discoveries I've had the chance to make. Wat Pha Last is nestled in the forest, a few kilometers down the road to Doi Suthep. Built on the top of a rock, this Buddhist temple is completely out of sight, lost in the lush jungle, as peaceful as it can get. You won't find any tourists here, any tuk tuk or food stall, but only butterflies, Buddhas and monks. 

A Glimpse of Ancien China: Fujian Hakka Tulou

A Glimpse of Ancien China: Fujian Hakka Tulou

Set amongst Fujian Province's rice, tea and tobacco fields stands a very unique architecture treasure : the Tulou. Large earthen houses dating back centuries built along a circular or square floor plan. Housing a whole clan -up to 800 people!-, the Tulou houses function as village units, and are still inhabited today... Are you ready for a journey back in time? 

Our Home High Up In The Hills: The Panviman Chiang Mai

Our Home High Up In The Hills: The Panviman Chiang Mai

More than a resort, the Panviman Chiang Mai is a unique place that offers an adventurous experience among the natural beauty of Northern Thailand. During our girls' getaway in Thailand, after days exploring Bangkok and Chiang Mai, we were more than happy to treat ourselves with a couple of days in that hidden piece of paradise...

At the end of the world : 10 Outsider Destinations in China

At the end of the world : 10 Outsider Destinations in China

When you think about the places you'd like to visit in your life, China comes usually on top, with the Great Wall -and that's all. Living in Hong Kong, I've now heard about many fantastic China destinations I was unaware of before.

Buddhist grottos, national parks, wide deserts, spectacular land forms, high mountains... Did you know that China's vast territory endows the country with some of the most beautiful natural scenery on Earth? 

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...