Legend has it that it never rains in Turpan in summertime. And yet, the courtyard of the Silk Road Lodges was sodden when we left our oriental-style room. Oh yes! Finally, a few drops to cool down a … Read More
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Not so long ago, as we were putting together our itinerary for Peru, I received an email from Kerstin’s great aunt. The lady is in her 70s, but keeps roaming the world despite the many illnesses she has. And … Read More
In Yunnan, girls wear flowers in all four seasons. And toes are exposed all year round. These are two of the famous Eighteen Oddities of Yunnan Province. Located in southwestern China at an average altitude of 1,900 meters above … Read More
A trip always starts with a dream. A perfume, a promise and a thirst to discover different cultures and customs. The ancient Silk Road has always intrigued us. A trade route that connected Europe and China via Central Asia, and … Read More
When we think of summer, we dream of warm temperatures and long sunny days. But traveling to Asia during the summer months can be tricky : most Asian destinations are hot, sticky and humid. You might also experience lots of … Read More
It’s very typical in Belgium: the road splits in two and there’s no sign where each path leads to. Kerstin slowed down her car. Which way? she asked. The one on the left would take us back to where we … Read More
Remember to drink a cup of freshly-squeezed orange juice at the welcome center when you drive into Florida! My big sis insisted as if it were the best fresh orange juice ever. After all, she lived in Florida in the … Read More
We were sitting in a vegan restaurant in Cusco, chatting with a lovely Greek couple whom we met on Taquile island the previous week. So what is your favorite country? they asked. It took me less than a second to … Read More
Spring, especially April, May and early June, is our favourite time to explore Europe. It’s finally warm enough to not shiver while travelling around Northern Europe. And it’s still not too hot to go hiking in Southern Europe. However, with … Read More
There is “love at first sight”, and there is “friendship turning into relationship”. When we found Roxanne and Maartje on Instagram, and saw the way they look at each other in their colourful travel photos, we were eager to know … Read More
A prophet once said “Don’t tell me what a man says, don’t tell me what a man knows. Tell me where he’s traveled” I wonder about that, do we get smarter, more enlightenment as we travel? Does travel bring wisdom? … Read More
When I was a kid, crawling through caves was one of my obsessions. Now as an adult, I keep hunting down caves. May it be for writing inspiration, out of scientific curiosity, or to satisfy my need of adventure. … Read More
With over 700 pubs, you can’t possible visit Dublin and NOT drink a whiskey or a Guinness beer or an Irish coffee… or all of them! This is what everyone said when I told them that I’ll have to … Read More
In Europe, when March knocks on the door, flowers start to bloom and snow begins to melt. As the days turn longer and the weather warmer, enthusiasm usually takes over. When March finally rings at the door, we leave … Read More
Oh ladies, it is really bad that it’s raining so much in Machu Picchu today! Normally, from here you have a fantastic view of the sacred peaks! Our guide seemed to be even sorrier than us that it was raining … Read More
When I was a kid, I loved Chinese landscape paintings. I could spend hours examining the few reproductions that my parents had at home. One day I was told that they depicted the Karst Mountains of Guilin. Ever since … Read More
If you’re in Europe in February, what will you do? Will you spend a romantic weekend with your lover on Valentine’s Day? Celebrate Carnival or Candlemas? Or will you rather go skiing? Or travel to a more clement location? … Read More
Ali and Jenni are a lesbian couple who met and fell in love in Boston. A city we’ve wanted to visit for quite some time now, but still haven’t made it to New England. Today, we’d like to share not … Read More