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

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

Tango Vibes

When I hear or read ‘Buenos Aires’, my good friend & teacher Victoria inevitably comes to mind.  I met Vic 2 years ago in Thailand through Alessandra, my good Italian -sorry- Sardinian friend.  We became good friends ever since but unfortunately Vic was travelling herself in Europe by the time.  When she heard I was … Continue reading

The Nazca Lines

The famous & mysterious Nazca lines was our next stop.  I took the local ‘Soyuz’ bus (located around the corner from Cruz Del Sur terminal) in Ica (2h30 – 11 soles) while Golnaz had to catch the Cruz Del Sur bus.  People adviced Golnaz & me not to book a flight above the Nazca Lines … Continue reading

King of Rock

As the sun prepares to go down in the small town of Waterford, Mississippi on this beautiful sunday afternoon, people from all the neighboring villages gather in Marcus & Flynda’s famous ‘Foxfire Ranch’. The Hollowell family has the tradition to organize a big community open-air party in the ranch every sunday with good local music, … 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

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

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

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 new capital

Back in October, I was travelling in Jordan with my best mate Adrien.  While we were couchsurfing in the Wadi Rum desert, we met Wancy & Valerie, 2 Australian girls from Canberra.  Read more about it on my Jordan travelblog.  Wancy was so nice to invite me to Canberra in her home and so I changed … Continue reading

Captain Cook

Captain Cook set foot in Queensland for the first time on May 24th, 1770 with his ship ‘Endeavour’. That place is now a small coastal town that honors that fact not only by streets named after him but even by the town’s name…  ‘Town of 1770’.  It lies in a bay filled with sand banks, surounded … Continue reading

The Killing Fields

From April 17th 1975 to January 7th 1979, Cambodja was under the horrifying control of the Khmer Rouge. Million of Cambodians perished under Saloth Sar aka Pol Pot. Most of them ended up in the ‘Killing Fields’, essentially ad hoc places of executions & dumping grounds for dead bodies. One of the most horrifying killing … Continue reading