Pondicherry, India

We arrived during the Ganesha Festival and enjoyed every bit of it!! Blessed by the Ganesh Temple Elephant, Laksmi. She is not allowed into Pondicherry anymore for security reasons. Incidents with elephants are quite common in India when these rebel against their “master”.

Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Mahabalipuram (Mahabs, Mama or Mamapuram for the locals) is a tourist hotspot… with good reason! It is a wonderful fishing village by the sea, where you can actually swim! But do prefer one piece swimming suits if possible, and sunbathing is not recommended, it is not dangerous to do so, but uncomfortable for the sunbather……

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Jodhpur is a city in the Thar Desert of the northwest Indian state of Rajasthan. Its 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort is a former palace that’s now a museum, displaying weapons, paintings and elaborate royal palanquins (sedan chairs). Set on on a rocky outcrop, the fort overlooks the walled city, where many buildings are painted the city’s…

Making Umbrellas in Chiang Mai, Thailand

You have probably noticed that I am extremelly interested in traditional handicrafts… I just could not resist going to Bor Sang Village, near Chiang Mai. Bor Sang Village Bor Sang is a little village about nine kilometres east of the Old City (you do not leave the urban area to get there). It specialises in…

Auroville, India

Auroville wants to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realise human unity. The Auroville Symbol: The dot at the centre represents Unity, the Supreme; the inner circle…

Fishing in Madras

On Sunday, we went to visit the Kasimedu fish market in the north of Chennai. As usual it is an intricate mix of colours, smells and sounds, all of which I cannot portray with my photography, but here are some images. Thank you.

10 Incredible Animals to See on the East Coast of Australia

… and where to see them. When I was in Perth, I met Benoit Genet, an amateur wildlife photographer who had been traveling to see particular animals for years! We went on a little road trip from Bundaberg to Melbourne, in search of fantastic animals, and, since he did extensive research on where you are most…

Loggerhead Turtles at Mon Repos, Queensland, Australia

We visited the Mon Repos Turtle Discovery Centre near Bundaberg in February 2018 and we got so lucky…!! Mon Repos supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland and has the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific region. The success of nesting and hatching turtles at…

10 must do in Perth, WA, Australia

Many people will tell you its boring, there’s nothing to do… Well, they could not be more wrong!! I ended up staying for 6 MONTHS in Perth. And that was not planned… 1/ Rottnest Island Definitely a must do, you can go to Rottnest Island for a full day of cycling, landscapes, wildlife and quokkas!!…

Top 10 things to do in Western Australia

The Western Australia road trip is something I definitely recommend. Whether it is North-South or the opposite, in 3 weeks or in two months, you just have to do it ! It took us one whole month and we felt we were rushing. But we did meet people who did it in 3 weeks and…

Rottnest Island, Perth, WA

Definitely a must do, Rottnest Island was one of my favourite destinations in Perth. How to get to Rottnest:  Check the Telethon Tuesdays half-price offer and “travel to Rottnest on a Tuesday for only $39 same day return from Freemantle!” Make sure you book in advance via their website because they do run out of…