Zakopane & Morskie Oko Lake

Have you ever heard of the Tatras? They are a mountain range forming a natural border between Poland and Slovakia. They also happen to be the highest in the Carpathian Mountains. The highest Polish peak is called Rysy and rises up 2499 meters. And at 1395 meters high lies Morskie Oko, a beautiful lake 35 … Continue reading Zakopane & Morskie Oko Lake

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

Take a walk in the woods

"Ma racine est au fond des bois" Emile Gallé Travelling abroad often means getting on a plane, unless you are a real adventurer and you use the boat, you go hitchhiking across the world, you take your bike or any other kind of brave and adventurous transportation (like people who walk the earth and count … Continue reading Take a walk in the woods

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