I landed in Rio de Janeiro end of October to spend a few days in the city I fell in love with whilst watching the Olympics during the summer. Here’s a quick summary of my 5 days in Rio and Ihla Grande. 3 days in Rio I stayed in a rather standard hostel perfectly located in Ipanema: El Misti hostel. In 3 days I had … Continue reading 5 days in Rio and Ihla Grande
The Iguazu falls are accessible from both Brazil (Foz do Iguaçu) and Argentina (Porto Iguazú). After checking a few guides, it seemed clear that visiting both sides was necessary. And I did not regret it! The Iguazu falls are just completely breathtaking. Here are my advice! I would recommend you to first start in Brazil and then Argentina (longer, and probably more spectacular). Foz do … Continue reading Iguazu Falls: Brazil
I had the chance to visit a tiny bit of Indonesia only: the island of Bintan. We were staying for a few days in Singapore and we needed to relax a bit after a lot of walking (for me) and of working (for him). There are a couple of islands right opposite the city of the Merlion but we decided to go a bit further … Continue reading Bits and pieces of Indonesia
I escaped from Brussels for 4 days of well-deserved holidays in Barcelona last July. I had been to Barcelona many years before and this time was much more about relaxing and drinking mojitos than visiting (anyway it was way to warm!). Equipped with my favourite guide and my never-failing (mh!) instinct, here are my recommendations to make your taste buds happy! Eating in Barcelona Our best … Continue reading Eating and drinking mojitos in Barcelona
During my stay in Singapore, I decided to do a short solo ‘city trip’ to the lovely Malaysian UNESCO-ranked city of Malacca for the weekend. To go there, I booked a bus from a company called Delima. It costs 21 dollars (same price on the spot) and it leaves from the City Square, a kind of ghost shopping centre near Paya Lebr MRT station. I was alone in … Continue reading From Singapore to Malacca
For a long time a friend had been inviting me to his family house on the island of Elba but I was hesitating a lot: what was I going to do in such a small island? Some years ago, I eventually went for 4 days and had no regrets! Discovering Elba on a scooter We decided to rent some scooters during one afternoon to explore … Continue reading What to do in Elba?
Sardinia is a true hidden gem of Europe. It’s much more than just another succession of picturesque Italian villages. Turquoise water and beautiful sandy but also stone beaches … Jump in for an astonishing road trip in Northern Sardinia! We arrived in Olbia by ferry from Civitavecchia (and first by train from Rome). The best option is to look for the cheapest ferries for Sardinia … Continue reading Road trip in Northern Sardinia
Really easy to find when getting off at Chinatown MRT station, I chose to stay at the Adler hostel for my first night in Singapore after reading flattering descriptions in my favourite guide book. The owner apparently got inspired by boutique hotels to create its own boutique hostel: a spotless white facade, nice classy furniture in the lobby and a very clean atmosphere in general. … Continue reading Adler Hostel Singapore: review.