The Pole Dancer’s Guide to Washington DC

I thought it would have been a while before I got back to the States after my 2014 solo Couchsurfing trip. Little did I know that good old academia would take me back to my second stop in my 2014 wild tour, Washington DC, the cradle of American power (even if the Orange twat is … More The Pole Dancer’s Guide to Washington DC

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A Healthy Day in Carnaby

When thinking of Carnaby Street, the word “bliss” doesn’t often come to mind. Carnaby is cool, fun, full of yummy restaurants and binge-worthy shops… but damn, it’s busy. Still, on a sunny Autumn Sunday morning, I managed to discover Carnaby’s chill side in the Marshall Street Leisure Centre‘s stunning Hot Yoga Studio. My Sunday started … More A Healthy Day in Carnaby

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

Review of Bad Feminist, the New York Times bestseller asking feminists to cut themselves some slack

I saw a copy of Bad Feminist on every bookshelf and in every book store during my Couchsurfing trip in the USA. By the time I reached San Francisco I was basically bullied into buying it by a bunch of impressive reviews. Here’s what I thought of Roxane Gay‘s New York Times Bestseller. Bad Feminist is a book of short … More Review of Bad Feminist, the New York Times bestseller asking feminists to cut themselves some slack

Eating in London vs. Eating in the United States

Whether you’re a Londoner going to the United States or an American coming to London, chances are your eating habits will change considerably. Here’s what to expect in terms of prices and portions in both London and the USA.  After having travelled across the US for two months, my New Year resolution inevitably has to be: lose the … More Eating in London vs. Eating in the United States

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

Top 5 things every girl Couchsurfing on her own should know

If I could have received a penny every time somebody told me: “But… aren’t you afraid?” during my two-month Couchsurfing trip all across the United States, I would have probably won a lot more than I won in Vegas. Yet, here I am, alive and well. So how do you survive while Couchsurfing in a … More Top 5 things every girl Couchsurfing on her own should know

How to travel across the USA on a budget – plane, bus or train?

The United States is a huge country – so how can you go from one place to the other on a low budget? It’s fair to say that, during my two-month Couchsurfing trip all across the USA, travelling from one city to the other was what I spent most money on. More often than not I was covering … More How to travel across the USA on a budget – plane, bus or train?

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