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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Melbourne: Richmond and St Kilda

More residential and similar to Sydney, Richmond and St. Kilda are healthy eating hubs but still incredibly fun. Here are my favourite spots on this side of Melbourne. EAT The Kettle Black Probably Melbourne’s most popular café, The Kettle Black is a stunning space situated under a modern art high rise building and is ironically … More Melbourne: Richmond and St Kilda

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

Couchsurfing chronicles: party at San Francisco’s HQ

A party at San Francisco’s Couchsurfing Headquarters helped me live my surfing experience to the fullest. Read on to find out about what happened last month in San Francisco.  Couchsurfing isn’t only an amazing social network connecting like-minded people who help each other live a unique travelling experience. It’s also a full-on fun Silicon Valley-style … More Couchsurfing chronicles: party at San Francisco’s HQ

Uber, Lyft and Sidecar: the new designated drivers in the US nightlife scene

From the computer to the iPod, the Silicon Valley has been making our lives easier for decades. It is only natural then that new frontier of going out – or I should say of going back home – had to be born there: through Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, the new taxi and car-sharing apps, having a designated … More Uber, Lyft and Sidecar: the new designated drivers in the US nightlife scene

Sunset and San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

Not too far from the Golden Gate Park, San Francisco’s Sunset neighbourhood is calm and full of families. You can explore it by following the N line of the MUNI, which cuts through cute little streets with cafés and wonderful houses. In full San Francisco style, the neighbourhood is uphill. However, if you walk it … More Sunset and San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

The Golden Gate Bridge and Park

Here are a few pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park, some of the most famous tourist attractions in the world. You can get to the park with the N MUNI train from central San Francisco. Make sure you check out the beautiful Japanese Tea Garden, which you can visit for free … More The Golden Gate Bridge and Park

Alcatraz and Ai Wei Wei

The ferrys to Alcatraz leave every day from San Francisco’s Pier 33 for $30. It’s a great way to enjoy marvellous views of Frisco and to see a historic building. Book online to avoid queues and make sure you go there ASAP: the prison is now showing Ai Wei Wei’s “At Large” exhibition on freedom. … More Alcatraz and Ai Wei Wei

Halloween weekend: San Franciscans know how to party

Halloween lovers will have the perfect scare fest in San Francisco: between All Hallows’ Eve and the Mexican Day of the Dead, here’s what I did to celebrate in the city. Walking down the street of US big cities like San Francisco on October 31st is an experience you won’t live in many places. Crowds … More Halloween weekend: San Franciscans know how to party

Frisco’s gaybourhood and hippie town: Castro and Haight

San Fran made history in the 1960s both as a gay city and as the home of the Summer of Love. Read on to follow the steps of Harvey Milk and some of the greatest musicians of all time. Here’s a round up of what you can see around Castro and the Haight Ashbury neighbourhoods … More Frisco’s gaybourhood and hippie town: Castro and Haight