Interview Zip World: Discover my world through my videos

I’m honored to announce that I was interviewed by the renowned worldtravellers company of Zip World about my passion for cinematography and travel. Being able to share all those emotions and thoughts with you guys, is something I really cherish. So discover my world through my videos and enjoy the interview. (Only for French speaking … Continue reading

Episode 1: Mother India (15 minutes video)

It has taken a while but I finally completed the first episode of my wordtrip.  Curious how my worldtrip started last year? Discover & enjoy the first episode… Mother India !! Suscribe yourselves to my website & LIKE my FB page Backpacking Around The Globe to be notified of the next upcoming episodes !! A … Continue reading

Episode 1: India (Short video – Intro only!)

First of all, I wanna thank you all out there, who are following me in my adventures and keep inspiring me to continue this journey!  I realize it has been a while since I posted something here…  Not because nothing was going on, on the contrary!  In fact, there was so much going on since … Continue reading

A travelastic 2014 !!

2013 was the best year of my life, so far !! I wish you all to have an even better one this year !! Be inspired and take a step out there! The destination is not what matters… a new way of seeing things is !! I’m still working on my worldtrip videos.  A hell … Continue reading

This Is Not The End !! (2 minutes video teaser)

Here I am… back in good old Belgium daydreaming about that unforgettable journey I just lived…  I feel so blessed and lucky that I was able to fulfill my dream and it would never had been so memorable without all the great people who crossed my path.  So thank you to all the people I … 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

The pick-up

When people told me about the city of Suzhou, they sang the praises of a quaint thousand year old city with canals, old streets, gardens, courtyard parks, … In a way, Suzhou’s ancient heritage has been preserved but the city has grown into a major city with numerous skycrapers & large boulevards.  I arrived by … Continue reading

Venice in China

Shanghai is surrounded by many ancient watertowns and so after talking to some locals, I decided this morning to visit Wuzhen & Hangzhou.  I took the train in Shanghai HongQiao Railway station to TongXiang (50Y – 40 minutes) than the bus K282 to Wuzhen (5Y – 20 minutes)  Finally a free shuttle from the new … Continue reading

The dorm

Shanghai doesn’t need any introduction.  Known as a huge & modern metropole and with it’s population of more than 23 million souls, it is the largest city by population in the world!  For centuries a major administrative, shipping, and trading town, Shanghai grew in importance in the 1800’s due to European recognition of its favorable … Continue reading

Floating Mountains

The plan was to go from Yangshuo to the ancient town of Feng Huang but I heard it was not that good & not worth the long travel. So I decided to skip it and travel directly to Zhangjiajie, getaway to the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, known for it’s unique ‘Stone Peak Forest’ or ‘Floating … Continue reading

Fairyland

Meeting so many people in Hong Kong was a nice experience and I easily could have spent more days around there, but I was eager to explore the land of Dragons & Emperors. Travelling by yourself in China is quite challenging as there’s almost nobody that speaks English. Furthermore most of the signs are in … Continue reading

The Duck

After 3 weeks relaxing on exotic islands in Bali & Phillippines, I’m back on track! I flew into Hong Kong, one of the world’s most dynamic cities where human influence on the landscape is highly visible.  Countless skycrapers and high-rise apartments dominate the skyline & huge constructions projects seem to be everywhere.  However, these immediate … Continue reading

A touch of French

I would like to start with some practical info. Good to know is that when you take a flight with Air Asia to Boracay you will arrive in Kalibo on the island of Panay. From there there will be many busses waiting to bring you to the jetty in Caticlan. The bus ride is about … Continue reading

Nusa Lembongan

Just 32km from Bali on the northeastern edge of the Indian Ocean lie the beautiful islands of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongen & Nusa Ceningan. Back in Australia & here in Bali, many travellers adviced me to spend a few days on the small, authentic ‘Nusa Lembongan’. Swathed with a rich history of black magic and … Continue reading

Gili Tralala

Back in november 2012 I met this nice Brazilian girl Lilian ‘slash’ Lili in Philae, Assouan, Egypt.  She was on a worldtrip back than and was still travelling, for more than 1 year now!  She arrived 15 days ago in Uluwatu, Indonesia.  Today she would sail to Gili Trawangan, a tropical jewel and one of … Continue reading

Island of the Gods

You only have to hear the word Bali and the mind itself wanders into a dreamlike place where worries are cast adrift and the sun and sand are life’s only concerns. Its an iconic island, an alien yet relaxing part of Indonesia that’s home to fascinating cultures and perfect desert-island days.  While I was  tempted … Continue reading

Visiting my parents in Chom Thian

Thailand, land of smiles… Love this country!  The abundance of tropical islands, rainforests, mountains, rivers, temples and their beautiful Buddhist religion, the delicious Thai food, the friendly people make this country really stand out! I went to Thailand many times and explored the whole country in the past, but during this particularly trip I just … Continue reading

Vang Vieng

The windy roads from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng brought us high in the mountains, covered by dense, tropical vegetation.  It’s beautiful to see the landscapes & daily lives passing by when driving through the villages.  People sitting in front of their porge, children running around, screaming hello while waving whenever a car passes by,  … Continue reading

Luang Prabang

The beauty about Laos is unique & it appears as if time stood still.  It already starts when flying to Laos with an old Lao airlines propeller plane.   Beautiful experience that was spoiled right at arrival when I was cheated for getting my Visum.  The price for a Visum On Arrival for European citizens … Continue reading

The Truth About Halong Bay cruises

Coming from the lovely town of Sapa, in the north-east of Vietnam close to the Chinese border, I met 3 lovely people from Adelaide, Australia… Brad, his girlfriend Stefanie & his younger brother Jack.  It was supposed to be a 12h busride but it became 16h.  Don’t need to tell you that we were glad … Continue reading