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With Christmas around the corner, I can’t help but think of holidays and be nostalgic of my trip to Vietnam.  If my photo diary has enticed you to visit this beautiful country, here are five places/things you must do’s/see. FR Avec Noël qui approche, je ne peux pas m’empêcher de penser aux vacances et être nostalgique de… Read More »

Haven Of Peace On Stilts

How about a hotel that takes you by cart to your room… that is built on stilts over water?   Yes, that is the Palafitte hotel!   I was invited to spend a night at the hotel and the stay started with a most friendly welcome by the amazing staff.  Now for a few amazing facts.  Palafitte… 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 »

  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 »

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 »

For my 4-day stay in Amsterdam, I savored the challenge of packing all my stuff into one carry-on luggage. With bulkier fall outfits, I had to be very selective, organized and disciplined in my choice. Here are some of them (you can see more on my Instagram account: @blaastyle). The weather on the first day… Read More »

Outfit pictures by Sabrina D.  One cannot possibly stay in Barcelona without visiting the Park Güell. We got up early on our last day in Barcelona so as not to miss it. It turned out to be my favorite tourist spot of the whole trip. Originally conceived by Güell and Gaudi as a modernist “garden… Read More »