One month ago, roaming charges disappeared in the EU! No more extra fees for SMS, calls and data! Yay! Being involved personnally in the topic through work, I wanted to summarise what it exactly means in practice. What does it cover exactly? Let’s take a young professional called Emilie, living in Belgium (just a random example!). She’s going to Rome for a few days. when … Continue reading Bye bye roaming fees!
But travelling is more than pictures. It’s about meeting people: in only 4 days, I met an Indian data scientist working in Stockholm to make us addicted to Candy Crush, a Swiss girl that thinks that 3000€ net is a small salary, a Canadian intern defending gender equality in the European institutions, a former member of the Serbian water polo team that reconverted In a … Continue reading Kotor & Dubrovnik
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
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