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Travel diary #9: No strings attached
All you need to know to travel to Myanmar with a tourist or business visa
Travel diary #8: Let’s go back home
Travel diary #7: Nervous breakdown in Ngapali
Daily expenses in Ngapali, Myanmar #1
3 things to know if you take the bus from Yangon to Ngapali

Travel diary #6: Our trip from Penang to Ngapali

After 2 months working at the reception at Sim CityStay in Penang, we got an opportunity to work in 2 hostels in Ngapali as ...

Here’s how much we spent for our last days in Penang

We were planning to stay in Penang until the end of our 3-month visa in Malaysia, which was November 7th. But an opportunity to work ...

Here’s how much we spent in Penang from 01/10 to 07/10 2016

For our last month in Penang, I wanted to show you how cheap it was to live here (especially when you get familiar with the city). ...

Travel diary #5: The one when we said goodbye to Thailand and the elephants

July 13th, 2016 We arrived in Chiang Mai on June 19th, after spending 3 days in Bangkok. And the only thing I wanted to absolutely do in Chiang Mai was to go to an elephant park. The first two weeks, Davidson and I were busy working on our online business. And actually, we’re not into touristic ...

Travel diary #4: The one with Pablo on the road

July 31st, 2016 Davidson and I were having our breakfast at Adan World Hostel as usual. As we were about to leave, we heard 2 people talking in Portuguese. I looked at Davidson to confirm if my conclusion was right. And yes it was ^^ I told him to start the conversation with them but he has ...

Here’s how much we spent in Penang on September 2016

We were supposed to leave Malaysia on September 6th and catch a flight to go to Bali. But we decided to extend our stay here until the end of our 3-month visa. Here’s how much we spent from September 1st to September 30th (30 days): Accommodation Only 155MYR (39€) for the night spent in ...

Here’s how much we spent in Malaysia on August 2016

We arrived in Kuala Lumpur on August 10th around 9PM and spent one night in a Airbnb homestay. The next day, we had planned to go to Penang. At first, we thought about going by train but things didn't go according to our plans. Here's how much we spent from August 10th to August 31st (22 ...

Travel diary #3: The one where I lost my temper with a tuk tuk driver in Phnom Penh

August 4th, 2016 We spent the entire afternoon at the genocide museum. Almost 3 hours listening to horrible stories :( Then we went back to our Couchsurf host's place. We packed our backpacks and off we went downstairs to have a ride to our second host. He didn’t give a detailed address. Here ...

Travel diary #2: The one with the 2 secret ingredients in Thai food

July 6th, 2016 We booked a Thai Cooking Class with Thai Akha Cooking School. The pickup from our hotel was between 6h30 and 7AM. At that time we still didn’t have a good routine. We would sleep late at night around 1AM and wake up at 11AM. So, waking up at 6AM was a challenge for us. We ...

Travel diary #1: The one where our trip to Penang didn’t work out as we planned

August 10th, 2016 We arrived in Kuala Lumpur by night. I booked a room via Airbnb for 34€ and it’s the best deal I ever had since I started to use this platform back in 2011. For 34€, we had a huge room and access to a swimming pool on the 37th floor with an amazing view of Kuala ...

Here’s the budget breakdown for 3 weeks in Siem Reap & 1 week in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

We spent 28 days in Cambodia from July 13th to August 10th, 2016. Basically our routine was: [8-9AM] - Breakfast [11-1PM] - Gym [1-2PM] - Lunch [2-8PM] - Work [8-9PM] - Dinner [9-12AM] - Relax (reading books, watching movies or playing video games ^^) [12AM - 8AM] Sleep ...

Now I can go back to the treadmill in Cambodia

Welcome to Angkor Inter Fitness, my new favorite gym in Siem Reap

This morning, my boyfriend and I decided to try the new fitness gym called « Angkor Inter Fitness ». The place is located not far from our hostel, Adan World Hostel, and is actually on our way to the café Common Grounds where we spend most of our afternoons working on our laptops. We first ...

Food poisoning is not fun...

Do’s and don’ts when food poisoning hits you while traveling the world

Food poisoning is not fun... I got food poisoning twice this year: once in March in Peru when eating chicken and once in July in Cambodia when eating a chocolate brownie. Both those times I was traveling with my boyfriend and he got sick too. Luckily we don’t get sick at the same time. Since his ...

Chiang Mai is a nice and cheap city.

Here’s the budget breakdown after spending 3 weeks in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai is a nice and cheap city. If you're heading to Chiang Mai and you're wondering how much it will cost you to live there, here's the answer! Just a heads up: I stayed there for 24 days with my boyfriend and since we're in the early stages of our online business we haven't spend that much ...

Living in Chiang Mai as a Digital Nomad couple

On June 15th, my boyfriend and I left Paris to travel to Bangkok! We stayed there 3 days and 2 nights then we headed to Chiang Mai where we're currently living :) Information about our stay in Bangkok Accommodation: Smile Society, close to Patpong Night Bazar, booked with Hostelworld. The ...

Here’s the secret on how to visit Machu Picchu if you’re a backpacker on a budget

Here’s the secret on how to visit Machu Picchu if you’re a backpacker on a budget

When I was planning my 4 months solo trip to South America, there was one thing I AB-SO-LU-TELY wanted to do: Go to Peru to visit Machu Picchu! I had no idea on how to go there, if I should do the trekking, how much were the tickets, ... People who've been there were telling me: If you go to Peru, ...

How to make THE best Caipirinha ever (like Brazilians do!)

Have you been to Brazil recently? Are you feeling nostalgic of the Caipirinhas you've been drinking there? Well, I stayed 2 months in Brazil recently and I tasted a loooooot of Caipi there! And I even kidnapped a Brazilian guy (he's my boyfriend now by the way ^^). There was that time I was ...

How I hitchhiked 2000km in Brazil?

I hitchhiked for 2000km in Brazil. It was one of my craziest adventures in South America and gave me some unique experiences (and even a scar in my leg - funny story :P). Are you planning to do hitchhiking in Brazil? If yes, here are some quick and useful tips before you start your road trip ...

How to cope with returning home after a long term trip? 

For this new article, I'd like to talk about how I prepared myself before returning home. During my trip, I heard some stories about people who would go on depression because they didn't have any plans once they got back home. For sure, that's not what I wanted. So, here I'd like to share with you 3 ...

7 random things I miss as a French-Filipino girl while traveling to South America

Have you ever been away for a long time from your friends and family? Do you remember what were you missing the most? I'm already halfway through my journey and I realized that as a French-Filipino girl, I miss: Eating my mom's Filipino food; Hanging out with friends at night; Spending ...

Lessons learned after almost 2 months in South America

I'm halfway through my trip to South America and so far, I've learned: I'm addicted to freedom and I'm intended to live MY life and not what people would expect me to do; The only limitation I have is myself. If I really want to accomplish something, I know I can do it; To open my heart and ...

The time I spent almost 24hs in a bus

16h02 I arrive at the bus terminal and ask a guy if I'm on the right platform* *actually I'm holding my bus ticket and show it to him and ask "aqui ?" And he replies something like "you have to wait". 16h03 I sit patiently on a bench. 16h04 I'm all sweatiiiiiing. 16h15 Departure time normally ...

Let’s see the falls (again) but now from the Argentinian side

Yesterday, I visited the falls from the Argentinian side in Puerto Iguazu. The commute is pretty easy to get there. Just have to go to the bus terminal and buy a round trip ticket of 100ARS. There are buses every 20 min. I got mine at 9:20AM*. *Well... that's what I thought until this morning ...

4 Reais, 3 buses and 2h later (my odissey in Argentina)

Here I am in Argentina at Puerto Iguazu, in Misiones state. I'm switching my poor portuguese to my old spanish (I haven't practiced Spanish since 10 years!). I'm still confused and continue to say "Obrigada" instead of "Gracias". I'm proud to say that I invented a new word "Obrigracias" ^^ Here's my ...

The day I saw a toucan for the first time!

On my second day in Foz, I've been to Parque das Aves which means the bird park! It's a park close to the falls, like 5mn walking distance. You can totally go to the falls then go to Parque das Aves in one day. There are even people who stay in Puerto Iguazu (argentinian side) and go for a one day ...

Let’s get wet at Iguazu falls!

After 16h of bus ride from Florianopolis, here we are in Foz do Iguaçu! I'm traveling with 3 travel buddies from Alaska and Australia. For this first day in Foz we did the Macuco Safari and follow the trail until the Devil's Throat. No matter what you choose you're gonna get wet anyway so bring ...

How about going barefoot?

Have you already heard about Lagoinha do Leste? Well, for me the answer was no. See, when I decided to travel to South America I didn't want to be bothered with a travel guide book. Simply because I'll get frustrated with all the things I haven't had the time or the money to do. I've been to ...

People think I’m fearless

When I told my friends that I would be traveling solo for 4 months in South America, the first thing they told me was: Aren't you scared? Well of course I was. It was my first time traveling solo for a long period in South America and I don't even speak portuguese or spanish! Annnnd I'm really bad at ...

2 years ago I couldn’t walk

On the morning of December 16th 2013, I woke up with a pain in my left foot. I couldn't walk and I couldn't even put my shoe on! I went to the emergency, waited 2 hours so that the doctor could say: Maybe you sprained your ankle recently and you haven't noticed it. Seriously? I knew it ...

After a month of traveling, so far…

I worked for two weeks in a 10 acre farm... ...and I really enjoyed my time there! Thanks to HelpX! [gallery link="file" size="full" columns="2" ids="120,119"] I ride a horse for the first time of my life... ...and it was amazing! I got a sunburn and spent Xmas... ...at Peruibe ...

People think traveling solo means being alone all the time

Yes, I'm alone on that picture. Do I look sad? No. Actually, I was killing some time before going on a 6 hours ride to celebrate NYE in Rio de Janeiro! Did I know anyone there? No, not at all! I've been traveling for a month and so far the most common thing that people told me is: You're so ...

People think I’m younger than my age

Back in August 2015 (I was 27!), a guy once told me: The guy: Hey! How old are you? Shyrwyn: Well, guess! The guy: Hum... 16? Shyrwyn: Really?! For a long time it has bothered me because people would not take me seriously (thinking that I'm just a kid who doesn't understand anything about ...

I’m having a break (not holidays)

When quitting my job seemed to be the best option, the first thing that came to my mind was to travel for a long period of time (and maybe never come back to Paris...^^). I always had that dream to leave everything behind me and just wander all around the world: To be in awe in every city I ...

Why did I quit my 9-to-5 job?

After 5 years in the same company, I got bored. I felt like I belonged somewhere else than in this corporate environment. I remember I considered the option to leave the company on April 2015. But then, I gave my resignation letter only on September 1st 2015 (and then I had 3 months of notice ...

How da fuck did I end up alone in Brazil?

2015 is coming to an end and I'm currently in São Paulo. Alone. With no friends. For the first time of my life. If someone had told me this last year I would've said: Bullshit! Because last year I was: In a relationship Living in an appartment at 5mn walking distance to the Eiffel ...