Day 2- Port Louis & Flic-en-Flac

Early morning, I drove Lomesh from Flic-en-Floc to the capital city: Port Louis. 7:30 am and already traffic jams everywhere! The journey was originally 1 hour on google maps but it turned out to be an 1h 45min. Lomesh was 45 min late but he told me this was not a big deal as he…

Day 1- Arrival in Mauritius

Saint Petersburg – Paris – Amsterdam – Mauritius. Trust me, it’s been an exhausting 24 hour-journey before reaching this sunny island: Mauritius, named after a Dutch Captain in the XVII century. At my arrival, my friend Lomesh was waiting for me, we soon reached the car rental and after waiting for about 40 min, I…

USA East Coast Road Trip: Part 7!

We woke up early morning to rush to the Everglades National Park. Destination : Flamingo. This small town is about 60 miles from the park entrance and the most southern point of the Glades, teeming with salt water crocodiles and alligators. We came to the tourist office at the entrance and took a map, asking…

USA East Coast Road Trip: Part 6

When we arrived in the evening to our couchsurfing host’s house, we discovered a big isolated house in Naples. I couldn’t help thinking of the old horror movie called The Evil Dead. It was a very old house, not refurbished for a very long time, very scary and not welcoming. I got a text message…

USA East Coast Road Trip: Part 5

We were happily surprised when we discovered our next couchsurfing host accommodation: Alex was living in a house by the ocean side, he had a great land and he lived in a small house. His hobbies were kayaking, composing and cycling! As for the city Mobile, the downtown is only as big as Plosschad Vosstanya…

USA East Coast Road Trip: Part 4

We spent the all day in the famous Smokey Mountains from where you have a panoramic view over six states: South and North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia. It’s such a luxurious forest with gorgeous mountains! We saw a majestic wild deer standing in the middle of the fields before us. We walked and learned…

USA East Coast Road Trip: Part 3

We reached Savannah, Georgia, the capital of the Confederates during the American Civil War. Strangely, there’s not much to visit, it’s a rather small downtown. But I really enjoyed Saint John The Baptist Cathedral: monumental and magnificent, the Memorial Park and the Waterfront with a small market place and many typical restaurants. I ordered something…

USA East Coast Road Trip: Part 2

What would be America without guns ?! I have always wanted to visit a proper American shooting range, so we sought out a range nearby to where we were staying AK-47, assault guns, pistols, shot guns… I went through a group training first with the instructor for 30 minutes and we were given 3 different guns :…

USA East Coast Road Trip: Part 1

Twenty hours of travelling. St Petersburg to Moscow. Moscow to New York. New York to Fort Lauderdale airport… But finally! I picked up my rental car and hit the road! And still the journey was not over yet: another hour drive from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach where our American friends were waiting for…

A summer in Paris… Part 3: Giverny

One of my favourite days of summer was my trip to the artist Claude Monet’s house in Giverny. Giverny is a little French village surrounded by rolling green hills and cute country cottages, a short journey from Paris. I took the train from Gare Saint Lazare and watched the beautiful countryside flash by out the…