10-11/02/2016: after spending my last few days in Beijing, mainly resting and organising the next steps of the trip (and a little bit stuck there against my will, as all transports were full because of the Chinese New Year), I finally got a bus ticket to go to Zhangjiajie.
05/02/2016: today, with some friends I met in the hostel, we are going to the Great Wall! There are a few different sites where we can see the Wall, and we have decided to book the tour going to Mutianyu.
03/02/2016: after a few days in Harbin, I took a train and went back to my previous hostel in Beijing and I am ready to visit the Forbidden City!
29/01/2016: I finally arrived in China. The trip itself was fine, and the arrival in Beijing was quick and easy thanks to a fast train going straight from the airport to the city. I even managed to use the metro without getting lost.
22/01/2016: the last days of this wonderful trip in the wild Mongolia were amazing too. Our driver and its nice car brought us to Khustain Nuruu National Park where we would spend the second night in a yurt camp.
19-20/01/2016: as we still had plenty of time after seeing Genghis Khan Statue and Turtle Rock, and while we were still in Terelj National Park, my guide brought me to a place where I had a chance to do some dogsledding on the frozen Terelj River.
16/01/2016: I’m going out of the plane and enjoy my first steps in Mongolia. All my plans, everything I read in guides and Internet is becoming reality, it is a crazy feeling! A bit of stress, as I am now so far away from everything and everybody I know, but a huge excitement at theContinue reading “Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia / Oulan-Bator, Mongolie”
15/01/2016: here I am, I finally left Europe! My last days in France were, as usual, nicely spent at Adrien and Cecile’s place, and yesterday he drove me to Roissy Airport where I took my first flight to Doha. As an Airbus fan, I was glad to fly in an A380 from Qatar Airways forContinue reading “Seoul/Incheon airport”
10/01/2016: after spending Christmas in Ireland with some friends, I am back in France for the last days before heading to Asia. I visited my sister Perrine in Bordeaux and took this opportunity to discover the town. We then went together to Clermont-Ferrand where we celebrated the New Year’s Eve and my cousin Hervé’s weddingContinue reading “Last bits of France before the departure / Un peu de France avant le départ”
The start date of the “real” trip (meaning out of Europe) is now set: I will leave from Paris on the 9th of January and the first destination will be Mongolia, as planned. At this time of the year, Mongolia will be cold, very cold, even more than that! Many people asked me why IContinue reading “Cold countries and me / Les pays froids et moi”