Philadelphia

Philadelphia (which means « fraternal love and sorority », « friendship for a brother or sister ») is often nicknamed Philly ,. The city is located in the northeastern United States, between New York and Washington DC. It is the fifth most populous municipality in the United States (after New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston) and the sixth…

Washington

Washington, in the district of Columbia is often called Washington, DC, The District, or simply D.C. (to avoid confusion with the State of Washington), is the capital of the United States. The city counts 646 449 inhabitants on an area of 177 km2. As the federal capital, it is the seat of many American institutions:…

Monaco

The Principality of Monaco is located on the Mediterranean Sea, along the French Riviera, about twenty kilometers east of Nice and 8.1 km from Menton, in France, on the border of Italy . Surrounded by the French cities of Cap d’Ail, Beausoleil, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin and La Turbie, the Principality has direct access to the sea and…

Yarra Valley

I went to the Yarra Valley with my sister twice when I lived in Melbourne. The Yarra Valley is about an hour’s drive north-east of Melbourne. The valley is unfortunately served by no means of public transport. It is therefore best to take part in an organized tour or rent a car for the day….

Saint Kilda

Outside the city of Melbourne lies the small town of St Kilda, 7 km south east of the Central Business District. Long white sandy beaches invite you to relax close to the city. It is indeed « The place to be » to chill, enjoy the beach with friends and have a barbecue at sunset … that’s…

Carcassonne

Carcassonne is the prefecture of the department of Aude in the Occitania region, in France. The city is between Toulouse and Montpellier. At the last census of 2014, the commune counted 45,941 inhabitants called « Carcassonnais ». I know this town well because I went every summer when I was young because I had family. I stayed there several…

Mornington Peninsula

Just a stone’s throw from Melbourne, discover rolling countryside, orchards, olive groves, old buildings and more than 200 vineyards in the Mornington Peninsula area of Victoria. The natives often call Mornington Peninsula: « The Peninsula ». It is an ideal destination for the people of Melbourne in search of leisure. Indeed, it offers visitors a wide choice…

Wilson Promontory

The National Park of Wilson Promontory, commonly known as « Wilsons Prom » or « The Prom », is a Gippsland National Park located 157 km southeast of Melbourne. We chose to rent a car for several days to visit whatever we wanted when we wanted to. With an area of 505 km2, it is the most southern national…

Annecy

I went to the city of Annecy during the holiday of Christmas and I liked this city very much. Annecy is a commune in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, the prefecture of the Haute-Savoie department and is nicknamed « the pearl of the French Alps » or « Venice of the Alps », in France. This idyllic and touristic representation is…

French Riviera

The French Riviera often rhymes with luxury, paradise of the jetset, show-biz stars … Some hate it, others adore it, because you find everything and its opposite. There are both very luxurious and very wild places. We decided with my friend Marion to discover the French Riviera in August. This was not easy given the number…

Grampians

The Grampians are a mountain range 235 km west of Melbourne. This site is protected within a national park over 1,700 km2. The fauna and flora are very vast and diversified: kangaroos, emus, koalas, opossums, echidna, birds, and red gum trees, stringybarks, boronias. It is a place renowned for its climbing opportunities and highly appreciated…

Abu Dhabi

Being on a trip to Dubai with a friend, we rented a car and decided to come and discover Abu Dhabi, just an hour’s drive from Dubai. The city has grown significantly, largely due to oil revenues, since the 20th century. Today, Abu Dhabi has nearly 600,000 inhabitants and is the third largest city in…