I tried to summarize this year in 14 pictures, but I could not select so few of them. For as much as I watched and re-watched them, I ended up with 68 pictures and taking any of them away would have left me with a bad feeling.
More than 2.000 Buddhist temples are still in the valley of Bagan, out of the original 10.000 built between 11th and 13th centuries when the Kingdom of Pagan was at its peak.
We spent two days exploring the area with bicycles, including an half-day trip to Mount Popa.
What are the effects of our travels on the local populations?
Is tourism bringing them business and the opportunity to improve their lives, or rather just another form of exploitation that takes dignity away?
This year I had the good luck to visit Pristina twice, first in June for a week and then in October for just a couple of days. In order to boost tourism over there I decided to write some reasons why you should visit Pristina and Kosovo too!
I’ve be interested in BlaBlaCar for a while. I like the ‘new wave’ of sharing services that allow you to have a new experience, meet some folks and don’t pay a fortune.
I used CouchSurfing, AirBnb, I picked up hitchhikers when I had a van and I could not wait to share a car with some stranger going somewhere.