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
When I was organising our trip to Chile, I discovered that many incredible excursions in jeeps were organised between San Pedro de Atacama and Uyuni in Bolivia. I started to look for reliable companies and read many horrendous stories about tourists throwing up at every stop, guides that did not have enough food, noisy and freezing dorms, jeeps breaking down in the middle of the … Continue reading From San Pedro to Uyuni: Day 1
Chile is maybe not the first country you think about going to when travelling to South America… but it should be! Pablo Neruda’s country is full of amazing landscapes and peaceful places where you will forget about your daily grey buildings in no time. Let’s start with Santiago and San Pedro de Atacama. 2 days in Santiago We flew from Brussels to Santiago via Madrid. Tickets … Continue reading Santiago & San Pedro de Atacama