Two weeks in Brazil and Argentina: a dream come true! Here is a summary of my journey and the visits I managed to do between 2 caipirinhas! 3 days in Rio I landed in Rio end of October to spend a few days in the city I fell in love with whilst watching the Olympics during the summer. I stayed in a rather standard hostel … Continue reading From Rio to Buenos Aires in 2 weeks
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
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
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.
Let’s be honest, waking up at 4.00 am in the salt hotel after 2 days of poor sleep was not pleasant at all but we knew that this was THE day. The day we finally reached Salar de Uyuni. Our guide stopped us right in the middle of the salt flats with no one else around a few minutes before the sunrise. It was soooooooo … Continue reading From San Pedro to Uyuni: Day 3
The night at the Lugana Colorada was cold but nevertheless quite needed. And we all felt much better the next morning. No aweful headache! We left around 7.30am for another day in the middle of nowhere! We went on to the peaceful desertic and peaceful landscapes of the Desierto Siloli. A paragraph on our lovely guide Pedro: we had read so many horrible things about … Continue reading From San Pedro to Uyuni: Day 2