5 Things You Need To Know Before You Backpack Through France

This is how it looked like: our roadtrip through France. We did all this without a car, using only the public transport and trying to keep it as cheap as possible. If you’re interested in doing something similar, keep on reading. I’m going to explain how we were able to do this, step by step….

Nice – France

  Nice is a very touristic city; the French Riviera is as popular as popular gets in summer. Which made my expectations a little less high. I’m not really a fan of this kind of tourism but I must say I was surprised. Nice offers a lot to their visitors. It has a rocky and…

Marseille – France

People haven’t been very convincing when it comes to Marseille, most people said it’s not worth a visit and that I would be better off in Nice. I can’t deny it, Marseille looked dirty and felt a bit scary. Although the old center is nice to walk through and the cathedral is very pretty, it…

Dinard / Saint-Malo – France

The last cities we visited in the north of France. After some great experiences in Normandy, we crossed the border to Bretagne to relax a bit on the beach.  We actually just picked out Dinard because it was easy to get there by bus, but we were genuinely surprised by its beauty.  We stayed here…

Mont Saint-Michel – France 

Our thirt destination was, until now, my personal favorite: Le Mont St-Michel.  This astonishing abbey in the north of France attracts a lot of tourists, but still it’s able to take you back to the Middle Ages.  It sometimes surprises me when people visit France they only go to Paris. This little island is at…

Le Havre – France 

After leaving Rouen, we went to Le Havre. I had no idea what to expect from this city, the only thing I knew about it was, that one of the biggest harbors of France is located here.  This time, we used Couchsurfing and we had a great host who helped us find our way through…

Étretat – France 

Our second destination was one that had been on my list for a while: Étretat. And all the expectation have been fulfilled.  We took the bus from Le Havre (2 euros) and spent one day in Étretat which was more than enough. We were able to climb the cliff and even lay on the beach…

Rouen – France

Rouen was our first stop in Normandy and it was a suprisingly good start. It has everything a Norman town has to have. Its cathedral and its constant view on it makes it the perfect picture.  With a map in our hands, we went around the city to visit the beautiful churches the city offers. But…

Top 8 must do’s in Paris

I’ve been to Paris at least 5 times now. Still, I love going back from time to time. And as the quote says: “Paris is always a good idea.” But the question is, after visiting the city of lights several times, which activity is actually worth repeating? So here’s my top 8 of must-do’s in…

If not now, when?

I think everyone should travel. I have met so many people, talking about the same thing over and over again and, they always come to the same conclusion: “It has changed my life.” And it’s true, it changes lives and minds. Maybe you’re scared or maybe you’re waiting for the right moment, but I’m telling you, the moment…

Copacabana – Isla Del Sol (Bolivia)

  “The Island of The Sun”, a place I had never heard of before, until a friend of mine took me there. When I hear people talking about Copacabana, I automatically think about Rio de Janeiro, which I think everybody does, but believe me, besides water, they have nothing in common. To get to Copacabana, you…

Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia)

  The seaside « Who said Bolivia didn’t have a seaside? » our guide asked us when we started the tour. And he is right, when you think about Bolivia, the sea is not the first thing that pops into your head, it is home to a salt flat as wide as 12.000 km, and that’s a whole lot….