City of Angels

Movie stars, Californian sun, trendy beaches, beautiful people , …  The ‘City of Angels’ was the first stop in my American roadtrip but at my arrival in LAX, the rental car company wouldn’t accept my Belgian credit cards and therefor not deliver the car that I rented for a month and a half. Paying cash … Continue reading

Romeo le guerrier

Flying from Fiji to Hawai’i was a good thing to set my mind on other things after the terrible incident 2 days earlier. I left Fiji on wednesday morning June 26th for Hawai’i via the microscopic island of Kiribati and it was funny to experience arriving in Honolulu, Hawai’i on tuesday morning June 25th. This … Continue reading

Jungle John

On my my last day in Maui, I met up with Molly through couchsurfing in her beautiful seaview apartment in Kihei. She lived for several years in Maui now and her friend Ted, a information technologist from Ohio who moved recently to Maui for work, joined us. Molly had organised for us  to go on … Continue reading

Crazy hikes

The only option to explore the different Hawaiian islands is in general by flight.  You can choose from several airlines and I chose for Go Airlines.  Keep in mind that you will always have to pay an additional fee for your luggage once you check in at the desk.  But I wouldn’t recommend Go Airlines. … Continue reading

The jungle cabin

On my third day in Kaua’i I met Kelly, a teacher from San Francisco.  She was on a roadtrip in Kaua’i and I decided to join her for a 2-day trip down south.  Our first stop was Kauai’s main sites, the majesctic ‘Waimea Canyon’ & the Kalalau lookout overlooking the gracious Na Pali coast. In … Continue reading

The Garden Island

The Hawaiian Islands archipelo is the most isolated chain in the world. It extends from the island of Hawai’i to Kure Atoll in the northwest, a distance of over 1500 miles.  The islands are a group of volcanos that have risen up over a ‘hot spot‘ of molten rock that wells up from deep in … Continue reading

Farewell, brothers…

This morning I left Mana for the remote Yasawa Islands.  It’s one of the most stunning regions consisting of a chain of 20 ancient volcanic islands.  Four of these have dramatic elevations with summits just short of 600m above sea level.  Pristine white sandy beaches & dramatic rock summits surrounded by crystal clear waters & … Continue reading

Bula !

Bula, the first and only word you will hear throughout your entire trip in Fiji.  It simply means ‘Hello’ and hearing it over and over again shows how welcoming & friendly the Fijian people are… When we think ‘Fiji’, we think ‘paradise’ and our thoughts wander off to palm-fringed white sand beaches, lagoons, colourful reefs … Continue reading

The Great Wall

After a long 14h ride on the train from Xi’an, I finally arrived in Beijing West.  Of course you can also take the high speed train but the first one leaves around 7am so I chose the night train to have 3 full days in Beijing (aka Peking). I would stay with Lee, a 26y … Continue reading

The host

The Dragon Boat festival was on and that means it was a nightmare to find a free seat / bed on the trains to Xi’an.  So in the end I had to opt for a flight.  This time I flew with Juneyao Airlines.  I must say there are better than Spring Airlines because for the … Continue reading