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South america, Travel diary

We almost did a trek!

Traveling long term, it’s great yes but sometimes things don’t go exactly as you planned, and that what happened to us a few days ago. Here was the plan, get to Chinchero where we already contacted someone to rent the camping equipment, and hike for 2 days to visit Choquequirao archeological site and then 2 days hike to come back. Well, we did get to Chinchero but that’s all.

We took the bus from Cuzco, but the stop is not inside Chinchero. It is on the main road at 18km of the village. We were hoping to get a cheap taxi, except that the driver said it was 50 soles… we argue that it was too expensive and start walking away. Read more

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Africa, Travel diary

3 months in Burkina Faso

I’m back in France after almost 3 months in Burkina Faso. You may have noticed, I didn’t post a lot of articles on the blog. The reason is simple, it’s already so hard to analyze what was happening to me that I felt incapable to write about it. However, after these 3 months, I want to take time to tell you what I felt during my trip. There will be no city guide, I can’t tell you how to visit Burkina because I did it in a singular way and not like a tourist. So here are feelings that I felt in Burkina Faso, sometimes only one, sometimes all at the same time.

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Africa, Travel diary

First steps in Africa

first steps in Africa - dancer with a backpack - burkina faso

Here I am stepping out of the plane in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Even after several hours of travel, I still can’t believe it.

Burkina Faso is my first stop of my year of traveling. I chose this destination to discover Africa. This is a small country with over 19 millions of habitants which 70% is still leaving outside of the cities. The official language is French, that will help me communicate with the population, however, a big part of Burkina people doesn’t speak French. They are speaking local languages, there are a lot of them and even more declinations of them. Read more

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