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Romain C, Lausanne

  If you have a soft spot for pastries like me, you must absolutely drop in at Romain C. in Lausanne.  I discovered the place  thanks to a friend, Emilie, who invited me for lunch not saying much except “tu ne le connais pas, tu vas l’adorer“ (you don’t know it but you are going to love… Read More »

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 »

Let’s Talk About It

Today’s topic is different than the one I usually talk about.  It is also not a topic that many people like to talk about.  However, I am happy to be part of the “Let’s Talk About It” campaign by the Office fédéral de la santé publique OFSP as a spokesperson to promote awareness of organ donation There are good… 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 »

  For music lovers and performers, the Montreux Jazz Festival (MJF) is a can’t-miss event in the wonderful month of July at a pretty lakeside location.  It is very much a fixture in my summer calendar.  I attend concerts (expensive!) or simply immerse in the happy crowd to catch free open performances and soak in… 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 »

Mango Deck, Lausanne

If you enjoy eating healthy food like I do, there are regrettably only a few eating-out options in Switzerland. One in Lausanne and Geneva is Mango Deck.  They offer only healthy and well-balanced food following traditional recipes with quality fresh ingredients.  Their speciality is to steam almost every dish and hence has no added-fat. Mango… Read More »