Ho Chi Minh (most Vietnamese still call it Saigon) was not my favourite stop on our 7-day trip in Vietnam but it wasour best option to flight back home. And indeed, we felt the city was very busy and noisy and unfortunately not charming but I was still happy to pass by: Ho Chi Minh has a vibrant night life and an interesting history. We … Continue reading 2 days in Ho Chi Minh
Nha Trang is a beach town packed with Russian tourists (don’t be surprised to see signs in cyrillic at every crossroad) but with a micro climate that makes the weather particularly good. We arrived in Nha Trang with a night train (SE5) from Hue during our 7-day trip in Vietnam. We took the most expensive tickets in a 4-berth air-conditioned cabin to maximise our chances to have … Continue reading 2 days in Nha Trang
Hue was the second stop on my week-long trip to Vietnam. We took a bus with The Sinh Tourist from Hoi An to Hue. The trip lasted only 3 hours (instead of 4) and was very nice. I discovered sleeper busses… and slept pretty well! Hue is a big and busy city that feels much less cozy and traditional than central Hoi An. A small shock … Continue reading 2 days in Hue
Hoi An is definitely the prettiest city of our 7-day trip in Vietnam, although extremely touristic. The action mainly happens in the Old Town around the canal. Lots of pretty shops, bars and restaurants in old French colonial houses. It’s also one of the 8 Vietnamese sites listed as at the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Restaurants: Typical: we tested (and were convinced by) the local … Continue reading 2 days in Hoi An
Hunting down the sun for 3 days in Andalusia, my first stop was in Malaga (thanks Ryanair!) I arrived on a late Thursday afternoon with the fast train from the airport. I got off in Málaga Centro Alameda (2€70). The good thing about Spain is that the shops are open late. Finally got a bit of time to go to the sales! I really like the atmosphere … Continue reading 1 day & 1 night in Malaga
Where is the sun hiding in December in Europe? I opened Google Maps. South of Italy? Greece? Southern Spain? My eyes stopped on 4 small Spanish islands next to Morocco! There, I’m sure the sun is hiding there! After browsing through a few blog posts and airlines websites, I decided to go to Lanzarote for 4 days: the landscapes just looked spectacular! I prepared a nice … Continue reading 4 days in Lanzarote
I found a super nice hostel in Lille! More than a hostel, Gastama is also a bar located in a trendy street in the Old Lille where locals love to come for one (or more) drinks. I drove to Lille for the final of the Davis Cup (tennis) Not to be in a rush in the morning, I decided to head to the French city … Continue reading Hostel Gastama (Lille) – Review
Travelling on a budget? I’ve liste below a series of discounts codes below! Enjoy! Airbnb discount All hotels you spotted are booked? Don’t hesitate to try out Airbnb! I’ve had some very nice surprises: a breakfast by the sea in Surfers Paradise, a jacuzzi with a beautiful view in Melbourne and my boyfriend even met the football coach of his favourite singer in York! … Continue reading Travel discounts!