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Blaast Travel

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

  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 »

Home away from home in Paris

I was so blown away (un coup de coeur) by my recent stay in a 39-room boutique hotel in Paris that I have to show you around. It is called Crayon Rouge located near the Louvre museum in the 1st district. The hotel welcomes you in a eccentrically decorated lobby and reception. No two pieces… Read More »

You can never have enough of addresses of good hotels to stay in Zurich. So let me add another to your list. It is the Marktgasse Hotel, recently reopened after two years of careful restoration. I was invited to celebrate the event with an overnight stay. I checked into a spacious low-ceiling room that overlooks… Read More »