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Blaast Travel

Blaast Travel is the visual diary and story of the locations I have the chance to discover.

Diary: Beautiful Vietnam

Solo backpacking in Vietnam was the best decision I made this Summer. From the North to South, I visited 9 places – Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, Phong Nha in Dong Hoi, Hoi An, Dalat, Mui Ne and Ho Chi Minh City – in 3 weeks. I was never really travelling alone. Along the way, I… Read More »

Zalando Summer House

  It has been an hectic but unforgettable weekend in Berlin. I was invited to Zalando Summer House to experience the first edition of Bread&Butter.  Here’s my picture diary.     Friday  Zalando team welcomed us at AMANO Home aka. our Summer House.  As I checked into my room, I discovered the so many goodies that team had prepared.  How… Read More »

  My friends call me a diva when I travel. Although I have gone to many open-air camp-out music festivals, or on low-budget trips, I do like my creature comforts (eg. a clean bathroom and nice clothings). So you can imagine the mental torture I had to go through to select 3 weeks’ worth of clothes, shoes… Read More »

I am about to get out of my comfort zone again by taking on a new adventure.  This September, I am leaving for Vietnam on a 3-week backpacking trip… alone!  This will be a novel experience for me, in both duration and style of travel.  I remember someone saying “Getting out of your comfort zone is… Read More »

Trabzon Diary

This diary was written before the recent incidents in Istanbul and Ankara. It is nonetheless a beautiful country – Let’s share some love. I couldn’t pass up a recent invitation extended by The Tourism Office of Turkey to visit Trabzon in the northeastern part of the country.  We found ourselves on the move in a coach and visiting… Read More »

  When tourists talk about south of France, they invariably mean the Côte d’Azur or Provence.  Well last week, I traveled to the Languedoc region, more precisely to Castres, a small village an hour drive from Toulouse.  It is home to A-Derma, the dermatology cosmetic brand which invited a few of us to learn more… Read More »

It takes only 3 hours with a direct train to get from my hometown Lausanne to Milan.  My overnight stay last week at this charming Italian city made me wonder why I hadn’t gone there more often.  Emilie, my friend photographer, and I arrived in the late morning. We dropped our luggages at the hotel… Read More »

YES ! To Berlin

Recently I felt like I was playing in the television series 24.  Barely back from a 24-hour trip to Milan, I had to get up at 3 am the next day for another 24-hour trip to Berlin. This time I was invited by bonprix, the online fashion retail store. On arrival, I headed straight to my hotel room… Read More »

My Days in London

I was last in London in the summer of last year to attend the LoveBox Festival with Diesel. We mainly stayed in the “hipster” neighbourbood of Shoreditch. This time, I went to the opposite side of the city, around Sloane Square. It may be just a few kilometers away, but feels worlds apart in atmosphere… Read More »

Escapade à l’Hotel Odyssey

Hotel Odyssey in Paris is a retreat right in the heart of the city. Indeed, I stayed a night at the hotel on my recent trip to Paris. (Side note: I rode with Blacklane and my driver was super nice to wait an hour because of the train delay – thank you!) Hotel Odyssey immediately… Read More »