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

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

Patagonia rocks !

An 11h bus ride brought Wancy & me to one of Argentina’s second largest city, Cordoba aka the heartland of Argentina. Cordoba is as Salta a very European town and is known for its architecture, its iconic music & dancing, the ‘cuarteto’ and its famous signature drink ‘Fernet con cola’. Once we booked our bus … Continue reading

The Jungle Inca Trail

The Inca Trail… A legendary hike that captures the incredible landscapes of the ancient route of the inca’s & the majestic power of the world-famous Machu Picchu! As expected, the Inca Trail didn’t lose popularity and was fully booked for the next 2 months! So Golnaz & I had to chose for one of the … Continue reading

North versus South… Or even West?

Grand Canyon, one of Earth’s most powerful, inspiring landscapes, overwhelmed our senses.  Its story tells of geologic processes played out over unimaginable time spans as a unique combination of size, color & dazzling erosional forms.  Its rugged landscape hosts a fascinating variety of plant & animal communities, from the desert next to the Colorado River, … Continue reading

Double Rainbow Guy

On our way to Yosemite National Park, we followed the advice of my host ‘Bear’ to stop in Bodie Mountains & Mono Lake, often described as an oasis in the desert.  Mono Lake has no outlet and contains the unique sandstone formations known as tufa.  Those petrified springs are formed when the calcium-rich springs flow … 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

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

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

Wet Tropics

After three amazing days sailing the Solway Lass in the Whitsundays, I continued my journey up north to the Wet Tropics. Andrea & Nicole would join me to Cairns while Collin decided to stay in Airlie Beach hoping to find a job as a dive instructor on a sailing boat. Our first stop was Paluma … Continue reading

K’Gari

Fraser Island… A living, breathing natural treasure and world’s largest sand island named ‘K’Gari (meaning ‘paradise’) by the Butchulla people, island’s original inhabitants.  K’Gari was renamed ‘Fraser Island’ after sea captain James Fraser & his wife shipwrecked on the island.  The island is an example of contrast & contradictions…  rainforests that grow in the sand, … Continue reading

Ken & Vicki

I maybe had one bad experience the past week with Rebeca but I still believe Couchsurfing is a wonderful initiative.  That’s the main reason why I’m part of it for about three years now.  I hosted & surfed with over more than 200 fantastic people and I love it!  Leaving Brisbane alone was the best … Continue reading

Happy High

After a few days in Sydney, I’m back on the road with Cairns as target, an exotic town in the far north-east of Australia.  Rebeca, a 25yr old Mexican girl who worked & lived in London would be my travel buddy for a part of the journey.  When we left Sydney, it was raining cats … Continue reading

Gippsland & Sapphire Coast

My journey up the East coast of Australia was a fact.  After some beautiful days around Melbourne, I started to drive up north.  The Gippsland Lakes, Australia’s largest & most beautiful inland waterways are a network of lakes, marshes & lagoons covering 400m2 and are separated from the ocean with coastal dunes known as Ninety … Continue reading

The Grampians & Philip Island

Think adventure in majestic landscapes, in extraordinary views, desert lands, volcanic plains, country towns & villages… That’s what to expect in Victoria’s series of dramatic mountain ranges known as The Grampians.  Nis, a Maleysian girl joined me for a few days on this trip.  Coming from the Great Ocean Road, we stopped in Dunkeld, getaway … Continue reading

Melbourne

My first steps on Australian ground (Tasmania not taken in consideration) were in Melbourne, knows as the capital of fashion & coffee, the home of arts & culture and the sports hub of Australia with the most popular one happening on waves on the famous ‘Bells beach’.  Michelle, a local girl who moved to this … Continue reading

Mount Field & Franklin-Gordon NP

After picking up Lara, a German/Indonesian girl at the airport we left Hobart for our first destination. Mount Field National Park is one of Tasmania’s oldest and most loved national parks.  From the tall forests and waterfalls of the lower sections to the glaciated mountains, windswept moors and tranquil lakes of the highlands, the park … Continue reading