Tenerife is so much more than an all-inclusive tourist destination. It is home to Spain's highest mountain with its unique National Park, it offers beautiful black beaches, breathtaking sea views and an extraordinary culinary experience.
As you know, we aren't full-time travellers and we actually like our day jobs quite a lot. This is why, week-end trips are our elixir of life. Sometimes you just need to open your eyes and see what is around you. Normandy, and more specifically Deauville, is a typical week-end destination for Parisians but also from Brussels it is only 3,5 hours by car. You are looking for beautiful white beaches, historic places and authentic villages? Then this is your place to go.
When travelling, I love spending time in Cafés at the most beautiful places and just enjoy the moment. However, it is not always easy to order your favourite coffee because every country has its own coffee specialties and many local places don't always have a menu. This is what you need to know to order your coffee like a pro on the Canary islands.
After our last year's camper van experience in Slovenia, we just had to have another camper van travel. This time, we chose the low season and a much camper van friendlier destination. So instead of going South, we headed North, to Denmark. This is the full story.
Machu Picchu is globally known for being one of the modern Seven World Wonders. Indeed, it is the best preserved known inca city in the world and surrounded by a stunning mountain panorama. This is why every day 6000 visitors crowd into the site. In order to accommodate all these tourists, a whole city, called Agua calientes, was built from scratch. Restaurants, Bars, Hotels and souvenir shops are supposed to be everything the modern tourist's heart could wish for and, all in all, it feels like spending the night at Disney Land. So is this historic Inca site really worth a visit or is it just too crowded to enjoy?
Did you know that a big part of Bolivia is almost not inhabited? This is the part we want you to discover. From its more than 10.000 square kilometers big salt desert to its volcano region in Sur Lipez, with its white, blue and pink lagoons, you will enjoy a wide and beautiful landscape and see what it's like to live in one of the least populated regions on earth where 90% of the population have no access to electricity.
Most people, when thinking about Denmark, think about its capital with its colorful houses, its canals and last but not least its Mermaid statue. Who in Europe has not already thought about a week-end trip to Copenhagen? But there is more to the country than just its capital. Indeed, Denmark is a beautiful country with diverse countrysides from huge white sanded beaches, dunes and cliffs to wide yellow rape seed fields. This is the Denmark we wanted to discover. Here are our 10 must-sees.
The famous Lake Titicaca is the biggest lake in South America, the highest navigable lake in the world. Indeed, its altitude of 3800m is quite breathtaking and not just becuse of its beautiful landscape. Part of the lake is located in Peru whether the other part belongs to Bolivia. On the peruvian side of the lake, its main city Puno, its authentic villages around Socca and its floating reed islands of the Uros are definitely worth a visit.
Another trip, another continent. This time, we discovered South America for the first time and we were not disappointed. During our two week trip, we saw so many different landscapes: from colonial cities to beautiful mountain and volcano chains. It was not always easy as we had to fight against altitude sickness and cold nights but we were soon compensated by breathtaking landscapes, a special fauna with llamas and alpacas as well as unique places such as Machu Picchu and the Uyuni Salt Desert. Interesting in such a trip? This is our 2 week itinerary with the best of Peru and Bolivia.
If you love nature, an excursion to Mandø island, a small island of 8 km2 with only 40 inhabitants in the middle of the Wadden sea, is a must-do in Denmark. The small access road which gets flooded twice per day makes this day trip an unforgettable experience.
Calakmul is a very old Maya site and UNESCO World Heritage in the State of Campeche in Mexico. Its first dated inscription is from as early as 431 AD. At the time, Calakmul was one of the most important sites in the region. Between 500 and 800 AD over 50.000 people lived here. Its particularity is its situation in the middle of the Jungle, 60 kilometers from the next highway and, thus, not that easily accessible. However, these beautiful Mayan ruins are definitely worth the detour.
When travelling through Malaysia, we spent a couple of days in Singapore, the city of the Lion. This small and still very young city-state charmed us with its diversity, its modern buildings and of course its cleanliness. These are our 10 must-sees:
Compiègne, not even 90 kilometers north-east from Paris, is a great place to discover a typical french city far away from the usual beaten tracks. It is also a city with a rich history because Louis XV as well as Napoleon I and Napoleon III came here for leisure and hunting. In the famous forest of Compiègne, the Armistice of the first World War was signed in 1918. Visit Compiègne and walk through the imperial city.
In Summer 2016, we had 3,5 weeks holidays ahead of us. We wanted to discover Cambodia but as flights were quite expensive we decided to book flights to Bangkok, stayed a couple of days in the city before taking an Air Asia flight to Siem Reap. Most of the time, we travelled by public transport and tuk tuk and, as you know, this takes much longer than having private transport arranged. But when we have time and want to discover a country, we still like this way to travel.
Most people, when traveling to the Maldives, directly go to one of these Resort Islands right away from the airport. And yes, these islands are just beautiful but don't forget that there is more to this country than empty white beaches, crystal-clear water and palm trees. People actually live there and almost one third of the 430.000 inhabitants live in Malé, the capital and main island of the country.