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.
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.
It is this time of the year again. After a long and dark winter, the sun is showing its first appearences, flowers are growing and the general mood improves considerably. It is also the time for long week-ends: Eastern, Labour Day, Ascension Day and Whit Monday all offer great possibilities to travel. You have a long week-end ahead of you and don't know where to go? Why not discover Malta, the Mediterranean Paradise.
With no major experience in camping, we suddenly got this idea of travelling in a camper van to enjoy the freedom of stopping whenever and wherever. We therefore decided to just give it a try by renting a campervan for one week in August 2018. Our main destination: Slovenia.
The carnival of La Louvière in the french-speaking part of Belgium is a traditional event which takes place at the mid-term of the Fasting Period. Celebrations revolve around one symbolic figure: the Gilles.
In December, we spent two weeks in Yucatan, Mexico. During our roadtrip we discovered beautiful white beaches, colourful houses, crystal clear cenotes and mystic maya ruins in the middle of the jungle. This is our itinerary.
During our skiing trip to Tyrol, Austria, we decided to spend one day in Innsbruck the capital of the Alps and famous for its baroque architecture and its breathtaking mountain panorama.
In May 2018, we spent two weeks in South Africa. This was the first time we booked via a travel agency, because we did not have enough time to organize the trip ourselves. This is our experience: Day 1 - Johannesburg On our first day, we arrived in Johannesburg in the morning. We were picked … Continue reading 2 weeks road trip in South Africa: From Joburg to Cape Town
In Summer 2017, we travelled 3,5 weeks by public transport through Malaysia and Singapore. As this was not my first time in Malaysia, the aim was to see the real country by taking our time and avoiding the typical tourist destinations. We therefore focussed our itinerary on the center and the East coast of the … Continue reading Itinerary: 3,5 weeks Malaysia and Singapore
In December 2017, we escaped the cold weather in Europe to spend Christmas on a beach more than 8000 kilometers away. This is our itinerary: Day 1 - Arrival in the afternoon and visit of Colombo Day 2 - Negombo, Sigiriya Day 3 - Polonaruwa - Kaudulla National Parc Day 4 - Dambulla - Kandy … Continue reading Itinerary: Sri Lanka and Maldives in two weeks
In May 2018, we spent two weeks discovering South Africa. From Johannesburg to Cape Town - this is our itinerary. You can also read our full experience here. Day 1 - Johannesburg Day 2 - Hannah Game Lodge - Our first Safari Day 3 - Blyde River Canyon - Shiduli Private Reserve Day 4 - … Continue reading Itinerary: 2 weeks in South Africa
In December 2018 we spent 2 weeks in Yucatan, Mexico. This is our itinerary. You can also read more about our full experience here. Day 1 - Arrival in Cancun Day 2 - Isla Mujeres Day 3 - Isla Mujeres Day 4 - Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Cenote Azul, Akumal Day 5 - Akumal, … Continue reading Itinerary: 2 weeks in Yucatan, Mexico