Bienvenue en Normandie

As a French citizen, I was taught about Normandy and the role this region played in D-Day during WW2. I had visited Caen and its war museum, we also went on a school trip to the beaches and memorials as part of our history lessons. I enjoyed it greatly, even swimming in the Channel sea … Continue reading Bienvenue en Normandie

Dog sitting in the Australian bush

My first experience ever with HelpX happened in Western Australia. I needed a break from all the backpacking and hostel life. The problem was I wanted to see what the Australian way of life was like, in hostels you meet European travellers, you rarely meet Australians. A couple was looking for a helper at their home, not … Continue reading Dog sitting in the Australian bush

Kaiteriteri, Kiwi bliss

I have a confession to make: I am not much of a mass tourism fan. What I like is to live like locals, a cultural immersion, I don't want to pay to be in a place for a short while without putting my soul into it. I want to breathe its atmosphere and be a … Continue reading Kaiteriteri, Kiwi bliss

Lost on an island in Laos with elephants

The first reason I went to Laos was this place. I knew of the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand, which is now very famous. There they have many more elephants than the ECC. However France and Laos share history together and I was drawn to that place. My instinct wasn't wrong, that place … Continue reading Lost on an island in Laos with elephants