Sunset from the Castel Sant'Elmo in Naples
Italy is a wonderful country. Between the splendour of Rome, the landscapes of Tuscany, the canals of Venice and the beaches of Sardinia, it's hard to choose a destination for your next holidays... And why not Naples and Campania? From the ruins of Pompeii to the island of Procida and the Amalfi Coast, the region has no shortage of wonders, and the trip I did there in February 2020 remains an unforgettable memory. So don’t hesitate any longer, pack your bags and follow me for a week of holidays around Naples!
The Opera House and the skyline of Sydney
First stop on the itinerary for many tourists visiting Australia, Sydney is without a doubt the most beautiful city in the country. Its extraordinary geographical location, between the Blue Mountains to the west, the Pacific coast to the east and this fabulous bay around which it stretches, makes it one of the most photogenic cities in the world! From the iconic Opera House to the beaches of Bondi and Manly, here is my selection of 10 unmissable activities in Sydney.
The Sea Cliff Bridge
Most of the people travelling between Melbourne and Sydney take the Huge Highway, the large motorway cutting through Australia’s south-east. It’s the fastest option, but if you’d rather take your time, another longer and less frequented route would be perfect for you: the Princes Highway. For about 1,000 kilometers, this road which follows the coast for most of its itinerary will allow you to discover stunning beaches, cute towns, and even a koala island! So if you’re going on a road trip from Melbourne to Sydney, here are 12 places you have to see along the Princes Highway.
View over Cusco from the Inca fortress of Saqsaywaman
I have always been very lucky in my travels. I never had an accident or serious health problems, nor even suffered a last-minute flight cancellation. The most difficult moment I ever had to face was when I lost my luggage at Bangkok's airport at the very beginning of my first trip to Australia in 2016. But that was before travelling to South America. Here is the story of a trip that I will never forget…
The Sydney Opera House
Is there an image that symbolises Australia better than the Sydney Opera House? This architectural masterpiece is one of these iconic buildings that everyone can identify at first glance, just like the Statue of Liberty, the pyramids of Egypt of the Eiffel Tower. That's why on this 20th of October 2023, exactly 50 years after its inauguration, I wanted to pay tribute to this extraordinary building and to the men who designed it, taking my inspiration from the work of the Japanese artist Hokusai: here are 36 views of the Sydney Opera House.
USA, Hawaii, Maui, Wailea beach
In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, more than 4,000 kilometers from the west coast of the United States, an archipelago of 137 islands and islets defies the waves: Hawaii. Maui is the second largest island, and this is where I chose to spend my first week in the archipelago, during my trip to this part of the world in the fall of 2017. I had reserved a bed at Banana Bungalow hostel, and the least I can say is that I didn't regret my choice... Here's why!
USA, California, Joshua Tree National Park
Released in 1987, The Joshua Tree by U2 is probably my all-time favourite album. I’ve listened to it countless times, always with the same pleasure and the same emotions. So when I visited the Joshua Tree National Park in California during spring 2018, there was only one soundtrack option… While I was driving in this gorgeous place, listening to these songs that I loved, an idea came to my mind: combining both experiences, the music and the landscape. This is the result of this idea, this is The Joshua Tree, an album and a National Park.
USA, California, Anza Borrego desert, road
In the spring of 2018, I realised one of my dreams: I did an unforgettable six-week road trip in the American West. Between a very complicated beginning in Los Angeles, the discovery of the Anza-Borrego desert and the emotion of a visit to Salvation Mountain, here is the story of the first few days of this journey.
Australia, Queensland, strawberry picking
88 days. Every backpacker who ever came to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa knows what this figure means: it is the minimum number of working days on a farm to be eligible for a second visa. I went through it too, twice, during my first stay in the country between 2016 and 2017. I still have very mixed feelings today about this period of my life, but one thing is certain, it marked me deeply and I'll never forget it. Here's the story of my first experience of farmwork in Australia: picking strawberries at Caboolture in Queensland.
Sunrise over Uluru
Sacred place for the Aboriginal people, UIuru, huge ocher monolith in the middle of the arid desert of Australia's Red Centre, is truly a magical place. I went there in June 2017, at the very end of my first trip around the country, and I really loved my brief stay... Come feel the magic of Uluru with me!