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  • #13 Hitchhiking across China

    Although I tend to avoid flying as much as I can, I must say the flight from Kathmandu to Chengdu is absolutely breath-taking. The aircraft takes to the skies and soon Kathmandu is nothing more than a small dot in the distance, and my time in Nepal is abruptly reduced to a delightful yet mere…

  • #11 Exploring India

    « You can’t do that, you know the rules » the voice of the bus driver resonates through the outside speaker in a dystopian echo akin to 1984. My failed attempt at boarding a bus while it stopped at the traffic light and not at a proper station sums up my short stop in the United Arab…

  • #10 Couchsurfing in Iran

    Exploring Iran through hitchhiking and Couchsurfing After a quick crossing of Armenia from Yerevan, it’s time to discover a fascinating middle-eastern country that tends to generate more wariness than curiosity in the West as the media hardly ever mention it for anything else than the advances of the nuclear deal. I can’t wait to delve…

  • #7 Turkey part two

    I’m surprised to learn that the festival near the Marmara Sea is called Otostop Festivali, an amusing hint at my favorite mode of transport. Myself and some friends I met in Istanbul are working at a food and drink stall. Our best seller is the famous çay, the Turkish national drink that locals sip tirelessly…