Travel Nostalgia

Sometimes, when I close my eyes, I can still see myself walking uphill, leaving the Sunset District in San Francisco, on a warm November morning after a walk on Ocean Beach. That was my very last day of my two-month USA solo trip, before going back to post-graduation job hunting. Fast forward almost five years … More Travel Nostalgia

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Why I admire Couchsurfing Hosts

When you work 9 to 6 in a metropolis, having random travellers crash on your couch might not be your ideal of a relaxed evening. Yet, Couchsurfing hosts in over 10 USA cities were willing to put me up – and take me out – for more than a night, showing a kindness and a sense … More Why I admire Couchsurfing Hosts

I watched Birdman in Los Angeles and I didn’t know it existed

I saw Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) for the first time when one of my Couchsurfing hosts in Los Angeles asked me to join him for a pre-screening at the Landmark Theater, one of the best cinemas in LA according to TimeOut. Aside from the hip cinema cocktail bar, watching a film in such circumstances is … More I watched Birdman in Los Angeles and I didn’t know it existed

Ten Things European Tourists Should Know About Los Angeles

The film industry and the media spoon-feed us with Los Angeles myths and stereotypes, but what should tourists used to travel in Europe know about the City of Angels? 1) Public transport sucks: However cheap (just $1.75 a ride), public transport in LA doesn’t cover the whole city. Plus, remember to have exact change while … More Ten Things European Tourists Should Know About Los Angeles

Pictures of Los Angeles’s best touristy spots

Here’s a gallery of the best tourist attractions in Los Angeles. The Griffith Park Observatory, set of Rebel Without a Cause with James Dean, offers amazing views of LA. It’s also the best spot to see the Hollywood sign. Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive are great for people watching and dreaming about expensive and totally … More Pictures of Los Angeles’s best touristy spots

Los Angeles, a dream for foodies and entertainment junkies

Los Angeles is the centre of thousands of events, maybe even more than New York. Read more to find out LA’s best foodie spots and events. Los Angeles is famous for exporting the fusion of Mexican and Korean cuisines. Find out where the next Kogi truck – owned by Roy Choi, recognised as the pioneer … More Los Angeles, a dream for foodies and entertainment junkies

Inside LA’s studios for free… Did I mention I love Couchsurfing?

If you have doubts on why Couchsurfing is the best thing ever, read about my first Los Angeles experience: sneaking into the Warner Brothers studios for free thanks to my host. Couchsurfing doesn’t only mean free accommodation – in fact, thinking about it like that defies the point. Couchsurfing gives you insider knowledge of a … More Inside LA’s studios for free… Did I mention I love Couchsurfing?