Alive in the desert: when nothing is everything

Colombia is a vast country that can boast of all sort of things. It’s a magical place, like his best author, Gabriel García Márquez, would suggest in his many…


Hawaii, from Lost haven to concrete America

I never planned to be in Hawaii. I’d never imagined it. But the paths of an around the world trip are unknowable. I planned to end my Asian leg of the trip…


Elemental lessons of a man on the move

Adventure requires courage. Travelling requires guts. Doing just that for a living is a precious treasure and a massive load. Although travelling is mostly…


South Korea, when modernity still surprises you

It’s a marvelous thing to feel a cold breeze after six months in Southeast Asia. The idyllic warm and sunny paradise vacations soon become a burden for most…


Myanmar, blinded by the light

There are two associations that probably pop up in your mind the moment you think about Myanmar (Burma). First of all, Buddhism and giant golden temples.…


Postcards from Vietnam (II) – A crush on the north

I have a special thing for the north. Like any other crush, it’s pretty much an irrational thing. Just knowing I’m north delights me. I come from a northern…


Postcards from Vietnam – I love the smell of napalm in the morning

Landing in Hanoi was like landing in a fantasy shaped by the explosions in Apocalypse Now and the positive feedback of fellow travellers. My idea of Vietnam…