A story about Saint Petersburg

A story about Saint Petersburg

I guess there are many reasons people may have prejudice towards Russia, the biggest being politics, history, and hear-says (media <3). These probably all contribute to the fact that not so many pick it as a holiday destination. Add the extra struggle of a visa application (and its cost), and why would you want to [...]

Is traveling solo dangerous?

Is traveling solo dangerous?

When I tell people that I'm traveling by myself, I often get comments on how brave I am or questions about whether I feel safe. I find that funny, because for me, that was the least of the issues when planning a solo trip. Wherever I have been, I have never felt unsafe, alone or [...]

Is travelling solo lonely?

Is travelling solo lonely?

"But isn't travelling all by yourself really lonely?" This is probably the question that I get asked the most. To put it shortly, my answer usually is "absolutely not". But there is a longer answer, so I thought it was worth a post of its own. The real answer I should give when people ask [...]

The non-native native

The non-native native

I like to speak French with strangers. They don’t know I’m not French, and I love it. When I was in secondary school in France, I was just a normal French kid, and apart from my unusual name that could have given it away, most of my classmates didn’t even know I wasn’t from here [...]

Magic in Brussels

Magic in Brussels

Do you know the feeling when you leave your routine behind and arrive to a new destination, when it feels like you have left a part of yourself behind and are ready to put on another you? That's a huge part of the magic of traveling for me. It allows me to be whoever I [...]