Enjoy my favorite travel quotes coupled with stories I lived and photos I took during my travels.
“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure. You have no idea of what is in store for you, but you will, if you are wise and know the art of travel, let yourself go on the stream of the unknown and accept whatever comes in the spirit in which the gods may offer it.” – Freya Stark, Baghdad Sketches
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus
The best time to visit Canada is in the fall. Warm weather and beautiful autumn foliage, with gold and red coloured leaves.
Get a glimpse of a Canadian fall through photos and quotes.
October 1st is the World Sake Day and we are celebrating!
Made from fermented rice, sake is the national beverage of Japan. Sake can be served at the room temperature, hot or cold – depending on the type of sake. With 18% – 20% alcohol, sake is not a strong drink. Easy to drink, but so easy to get drunk!
Follow my “sake” story from wonderful Japan.
It depends of your travel style and if you travel alone or in a group. My travel philosophy consists in not relying entirely on maps, but rather getting lost – and using a combination of transportation vehicles and walking – a lot of walking, on average 40 km per day.
Spending my first afternoon in Lisbon, the time came for a full day of sightseeing. “Lisbon in one day” is a two part series photographic journey starting with Alfama and ending with Chiado and Bairro Alto neighborhoods of Lisbon.
“Get lost for a while, and find your target later”
“When you arrive in Hiroshima you can look around and for 25 and perhaps 30 square miles you can see hardly a building. It gives you an empty feeling in the stomach to see such man-made devastation.” – Wilfred Burchett
74 years ago, on this day, the world’s first atomic bomb was dropped by a US bomber over the city of Hiroshima.
The time was 8:15 a.m., as recorded by this watch that remained still once the explosion reached the ground.
Close to Krabi airport in Thailand and just a short boat ride to Railay Beach, Ao Nang is a lovely beach town with modern hotels, very good sea food restaurants and a vibrant night market.
We were lucky to enjoy the most beautiful sunsets here and also being spared by the tropical storm Pabuk who created havoc on the east coast of Thailand.
One day trip from Geneva, Switzerland, to Chamonix in France. Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and the site where the first Winter Olympics took place in 1924.
One of the main attractions is the spectacular cable car trip from Chamonix to Aiguille du Midi 3,842 m (12,605 ft) – the highest vertical ascent cable car in the world. There is a change of cabin at 2,317 m. From here, the ascent is steep and directly, without any support pillar for a length of 2,867 m. (data from Wikipedia).