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

Baía da Ilha Grande

Leaving beautiful, exotic beaches for the largest city of Brazil was not easy but I wanted to visit Lili & Barbara, 2 friends I met during my travels.  I met Lili, who was on a worldtrip as well, for the first time in Egypt in November 2012, then we met by accident in March 2013 … Continue reading

Vitor e Sonia

Back in September I met Vincente & Gustavo, 2 brothers from Brazil on the Galapagos islands in Ecuador and 2 weeks later I met Gabby in Colca Canyon, Peru. She was from Brazil as well. Gabby & Vincente both lived in Curitiba so my plan was to visit them after a few days in Iguazu. … Continue reading

Iguazu Falls

A 18h busride (600 Ps) brought Wancy & myself from city life in Buenos Aires to the sub-tropical jungle of Puerto Iguazu, a nice & authentic resting spot in the province of Misiones & perfect spot to start our visit to the world famous & impressive Iguazu Falls, recently chosen as one of the New … Continue reading

The End Of The World… Ushuaia !

El Calafate is a small, authentic city nestled on the shores of Lago Argentina and is known for being the starting point to the Glaciers National Park, a World Heritage Park home to 13 glaciers.  The most famous being of course ‘Glaciar Perito Moreno’.  There were different options to visit the glaciers… by boat, by … Continue reading

The Amazon

La Paz aka ‘the city that touches the sky’ is a city home to 835,000 souls & counting with a unique, spectacular setting!  Located high above sea level, La Paz sits in a bowl surrounded by the high altiplano and as it grows, the city climbs the hills resulting in varying elevations from 3000 to 4100m. … Continue reading

Lake Titicaca: Isla del Sol

Right after lunch in Puno, I went to book my ‘Titicaca Bolivia’ bus to Copacabana, Bolivia who would be approx. a 3h ride.  Again a travel agent proposed me a ticket for 25s.  Luckily I learned from my mistakes a walked a few meters further to the official ‘Titiacaca Bolivia’ desk and booked the ticket … Continue reading

Lake Titicaca: The Floating Islands

I guess I can say I’m an experienced traveller but sometimes I still catch myself doing stupid mistakes!  Booking a half day trip in Cusco to the floating islands of Urros in Puno was such a mistake!  The thing was that the nightbus left at 22pm from Cusco and I would arrive at 4.15am in … Continue reading

Mini-Galapagos

When I was in Los Angeles I received this weird e-mail from a couple who asked me if I could get their jacket in the LAX airport. Apparently they forgot it on their flight and LAN refused to send it to them.  Marie-Hélène noticed my post on CS where I was looking for travel partners … Continue reading

I love boobies

Another main island we did was authentic Isabela. We took the 7am ferry (30$) in Santa Cruz and after paying a watertaxi (1$) & the 5$ island tax, we headed to the most recommended hostel in Puerto VIllamil, ‘Casa Rosada’ (17$/dorm breakfast included) situated right on the beach. Unfortunately it was fully booked so my … Continue reading

The Origin Of Species

At the age of 22, a young fellow named Charles Darwin enlisted in the ‘Beagle’ as a naturalist without pay. He was not an expert scientist but captain FitzRoy accepted him on board as he needed an Englishman to whom he could talk. Charles had two guides on this trip: his curiosity & his reading … Continue reading

The Conch Republic

When we were sailing in Marathon, many people asked us if we would go to the Conch Republic as well.  I didn’t really know what they were talking about till someone told me the funny history… Back in 1982, the president of the United States suddenly decided to open it’s borders to their neighboring countries. … Continue reading

Genie Green Electric

A place that fascinated me for many years were the Florida Keys & the crazy idea to connect all those islands with bridges for a total of 126 miles, even more! From Key Largo, the largest island to the tip of Key West, the Keys are linked by 42 bridges scattered along the 126-mile (209km) … 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

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

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

Solway Lass

Crystal  blue waters, colourful reefs, white sand beaches & green hills covered by rainforests overlooking infinite sugar cane fields are the setting for Airlie Beach, a small coastal town in the south of Queensland. The town itself is a rather touristic place with heaps of apartments, hostels, shopping streets, … Not really my favourite destination … Continue reading