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Hike, Kite, Dive – Adventure Travel With A French Twist

A Stunning 5-Day Kerala Motorbike Road Trip Itinerary from Kochi

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Kerala, like most Indian States, has so much to offer and as usual, most of it is outside the major cities. While Kochi (Cochin) is a must-see for its historic buildings, many Kerala attractions lay beyond the city walls. Here… Continue Reading →

A Fantastic 3-Day Camel Trek in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan – Day 3 at Khaba Fort

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The third day of our 3-day Camel Trek came too fast. We loved our first and second days in the Thar Desert, and this last day was equally a blast. Throughout the day, we explored Khaba Fort, passed by drought-impacted… Continue Reading →

Top Dive Sites around Kri Island, Raja Ampat, Papua

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Dive sites around Kri Island are world-famous and for good reasons. Plenty sites to choose from, stunning islands, turquoise water, and remarkable marine life make Raja Ampat a prime scuba-diving destination. Of course, conditions vary depending on when you visit,… Continue Reading →

A Fantastic 3-Day Camel Trek in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan – Day 2

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The first day of our 3-day camel trek in the Thar Desert was a blast! We met Punja and Madan our guides; Laloo, Papoo, and Big Kona, our camels for the trek. We visited local villages, where we learned about… Continue Reading →

Leopards Encounters at the Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka is a paradise for wildlife lovers and offers several great parks to observe leopards and elephants in the wild, as well as excellent birdwatching opportunities. Why Wilpattu National Park? While Yala West National Park is Sri Lanka’s most famous… Continue Reading →

A Fantastic 3-Day Camel Trek in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan

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After our few days in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, Bruno and I were keen on renewing the desert experience. This time we decided to go on a camel trek in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan. We reached Jaisalmer for… Continue Reading →

The Crafts of Indonesia: A Window into Vibrant Traditions

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If you think arts and crafts of Indonesia are simply tourist traps, think again. While it’s true you will find many items for sale at the markets or from the street vendors at the entrance of sites and attractions; these… Continue Reading →

Top Things to Do in Ulaanbaatar

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Ulaanbaatar is the gateway to Mongolia. Not only all international flights land there but also the country road system start from the capital. Whether you are recovering from your flight or preparing your trip, make sure to spend some time… Continue Reading →

A Glance at The Lush Tegalalang Rice Terraces of Bali

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One cannot go to Bali and not make time to see the Tegalalang Rice Terraces. Located about 3 miles (10 kilometers ) from Ubud, the Tegalalang rice fields are only 20 to 30 minutes away from the popular town. The… Continue Reading →

From Sweet Grapes to Dry Raisins in Turpan

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I have to confess I did not know much about Turpan. We first heard the name from a fellow traveler we met trekking in the Mongolian Altai Mountains. But the mention of the Silk Road quickly me sold me. We… Continue Reading →

2016 Review: Broken Collarbone, Wedding, Digital Nomads & Round-the-World-Trip

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What a year 2016 has been! A roller-coaster for sure and many life changing events. Most of all, I can’t believe we have been on our round-the-world trip for four months already. Four months… How fast did it go… January… Continue Reading →

An Exploration of Prambanan Temple, A Hindu Jewel on Java Island

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While Borobudur is the popular attraction around Yogyakarta, I was not familiar with the Prambanan Temple. The temple turned to be an impressive site which I found fascinating and was to be one of the highlights of our Java Island… Continue Reading →

Skies of Mongolia – Photo Essay

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Mongolia’s skies are different. Noticeably different and beautifully so. It could be because of the abundance of unobstructed immensities, or because one’s sight is rarely distracted by artificial features or human construction. We spent two months in Mongolia, discovering Central… Continue Reading →

Our Kazakh Homestay in the Altai: First Night and First Snow

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The snow was falling hard and limited our visibility to only a few meters. Our friend Bek was a cautious driver and slowly navigated the bumps and cracks in the dirt road. It had barely taken us 30 minutes to… Continue Reading →

Gobi Desert Hiking: The Sand Dunes of the Khongoryn Els

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Have you ever tried to hike up a dune in the Gobi Desert? If you are hiker like us, this shouldn’t be a big issue. Right? Think again. This was a tough, tough hike. And hot. And slippery. And my… Continue Reading →

An Encounter with the Tsaatan Reindeer Herders of Mongolia

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The Tsaatan Nomads, or the Dukhan as they are also known, live high in the Ulaan Taiga mountain range of Mongolia. The region is bordered by Russia to the west, the Darkhad Valley and Lake Khövsgöl (Khövsgöl Nuur) to the… Continue Reading →

Swimming with Whale Sharks in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico

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Can you imagine swimming beside a 12 m (41 feet) long shark while it’s on an eating spree? Well, that’s what we did when we swam with the whale sharks in La Paz, Baja California. The whale sharks, known locally as… Continue Reading →

Stunning Mongolia Gorkhi-Terelj National Park on Horseback

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Since I was a little girl riding ponies, I was fascinated by the thought of galloping through the green steppes of Mongolia. As we planned our Mongolian trip, horseback riding stood high on the list. Less than 36 hours after… Continue Reading →

Ze Wandering Frogs To Travel Around the World

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Bruno and I have been in the corporate world for over 20 years and were ready for a change, where we could stop dreaming our dreams and make them come true instead. We have finally decided to embark on our long… Continue Reading →

7 Must-Dive Recommendations Around the World

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So many dive sites to discover around the world, the choice is endless! With thousands of destinations and sites, I asked fellow diver bloggers to share their top diving spots. Hopefully, these first-hand experiences will provide with unheard spots and… Continue Reading →

Brazil Kiteboarding by the Sand Dunes of Jericoacoara

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Jericoacoara – Think sand dunes, warm water, strong winds, and epic kiteboarding sessions. Oh, and a cold Caipirinha while watching the sunset from the sand dunes after a hard day… What used to be a small fishing village has long… Continue Reading →

Traditional Bowhunting with the Hadzabe Tribe in Tanzania

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An indigenous ethnic group settled around Lake Eyasi, in the Rift Valley, and in the Serengeti Plateau, the Hadzabe Tribe are amongst the last hunter-gatherers on the planet, with less than 1,000 still alive today. Their way of life has… Continue Reading →

A Face-to-Face with the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

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The dominant gorilla male sat still and quiet a few feet away. His back half-turned. A faint attempt to ignore us maybe? Or a confidence in his might and reign over his surroundings? Tall and strong, he displayed the patch of gray… Continue Reading →

Diving in the Great Barrier Reef: Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs

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The Great Barrier Reef doesn’t need any introduction. Everyone wants to experience the world’s largest coral reef system at some point, from simply cruising the turquoise seas, snorkeling or diving the area in search of its world-famous marine life. As… Continue Reading →

A Day Biking on the Galloping Goose Trail on Vancouver Island

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A short 30-minute drive from Victoria, go biking or hiking the Galloping Goose Trail. A great way to discover a corner of Vancouver Island, from lakes, old wooden bridges, potholes and forest areas.

Traditional Yucca Bread-Making with the Siona Community in the Amazon

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Ecuador is best known for the Galapagos Islands but this tiny country is also a prime departure point to explore the Amazon. As part of our 3-week long trip in the South American state, we made sure to include a… Continue Reading →

These US National Parks Made Our Hearts Beat Faster

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We are big fans of the National Parks and enjoyed their amazing trail systems from Yosemite to the Everglades, from Olympics to Mesa Verde. The US National Parks is celebrating America’s largest celebration of national heritage during their National Park Week from April 16 to 24, 2016. As part of the celebration, we put together the list of our top preferred US National Parks.

A Drive to the End of the World – On the Mackenzie River Ice Road to Tuk

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White road. White horizon. White sky. A drive on the ice road of the frozen Mackenzie River from Inuvik to Tuk in Arctic Canada. Our week in Inuvik primarily focused on mushing our own dog sled team but part of… Continue Reading →

Top 10 Things to Do in La Paz Mexico

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Less known than Cabo San Luca, this little gem is nestled on the Peninsula of Baja California Sur. Featuring a desert climate, La Paz offers a dry, warm and sunny weather most of the year. Situated at the end of… Continue Reading →

How to Spend 3 Amazing Days on Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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We started our 3-week stay in Australia with 3 days on Kangaroo Island. The appeal of Australia was without surprise its rich and unique wildlife. Kangaroo Island seems to encompass many of what we looked for. Why Kangaroo Island? The… Continue Reading →

Lake Tahoe Snowboarding – Diamond Peak Ski Resort

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Thank you El Niño for finally sending good snow to the Sierra Nevada! The mountains are finally wearing their white mantel and the fresh powder is heaven for cool snowboarding! We headed to Diamond Peak on that Saturday morning, excited… Continue Reading →

A Day in the Arctic: Reindeer Migration & Snowmobiling on the Mackenzie River

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When we read about a reindeer migration in Arctic Canada, we knew we had to go to Inuvik. And we would follow them with the snowmobiles. The beginning of another Arctic adventure! How the Reindeers Came to Inuvik Back in… Continue Reading →

Northern Arctic Canada Traditions at the Inuvik Muskrat Jamboree

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Part of the reasons we traveled to Inuvik end of March was to attend the Muskrat Jamboree. Communities from around Inuvik and the wider Beaufort Delta area gathered to participate to the yearly event which lasted four days and featured… Continue Reading →

Cruising Halong Bay on a Junk Boat

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One of the most recognizable natural places in the world, Halong Bay’s unique karst formations had a mystic appeal to us. Part of France’s past is entangled with Indochine’s history, and the scenery of Halong Bay filled our mind, from… Continue Reading →

Our Packing List: Backpacking & Trekking

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Trekkers at heart, or backpackers depending on the traveler circles, we have over the years developed a tight list for our weekend (or weeklong) trips to the mountain. Here is our list for Spring to Fall seasons, as Winter trek… Continue Reading →

The Northern Lights: A Night Of Wonder in the Arctic – Photo Essay

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Very few natural events are as famous as the Northern Lights. Beautiful, elusive, mindblowing. Many travel the world for a chance to admire them, as we did. One of the reasons we chose Inuvik as the hub for our Arctic… Continue Reading →

A Winter Adventure in the Arctic: Tundra Camping & Dog Sledding

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Dog sledding and winter camping in the Arctic Circle? Count us in! Part of our weeklong Arctic experience with Arctic Chalet was to spend the night in a camp at Jimmy Lake located 50 km (31 miles) north of Inuvik…. Continue Reading →

Why I chose Bonaire to learn how to kitesurf

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Part of my 2015 resolution was to learn how to kitesurf. After years trying to improve my windsurfing skills, I finally caved in to Bruno’s persuasion in getting me to kiteboard. A switch he did years ago, Bruno has been… Continue Reading →

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