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Publié le Mar 25, 2018 sur Voyager | 0 Commentaires

What to wear in Angkor Wat? Find ideas here.

What to wear in Angkor Wat? Find ideas here.

  As I was planing my trip to Cambodia, one of the questions I was asking myself was: what to wear in Angkor Wat? I’ve been told it was so hot during March in Siem Reap, Cambodia, that you can’t visit the temples during the afternoon. The thing you need to know is that you must cover your knees and your shoulders – so forget the tank top and the shorts you were planning on wearing! So, if you are wondering what to wear so that you like your pictures and yet that you’re comfortable enough to sweat all day and walk in the dust, keep on reading. Here are three options to consider.     The Instagram look If you are planning on taking cute, « Instagramable » pictures of yourself, I recommend to find a pair of pants that are light and easy to move in. Think comfort as much as look. You’ll need it Keep in mind that you might get dusty (even a bit dirty if you lean...

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Publié le Mar 16, 2018 sur Voyager | 0 Commentaires

Luxury stay in Cambodia: Park Hyatt Siem Reap

Luxury stay in Cambodia: Park Hyatt Siem Reap

  Travelling to Siem Reap, Cambodia, was no impulsive decision for me. I had been dreaming of it for almost 15 years. Why didn’t I go before? I guess Ethan and I travel a lot for work or to visit friends and family, and that leaves little time for purely leisure trips. Since we have been spending a few months in Taiwan, we took the opportunity to travel to Cambodia. For the first part of our trip, we stayed at luxurious and beautiful Park Hyatt Siem Reap, and that is what I will be writing about in this article.     We had an overnight flight and we arrived around 8am in the morning. The hotel had arrange a pick-up for us in one of their limos. That was obviously a wonderful start to our journey! You can usually arrange a limo pick up with the hotel for around $36. Some hotels include it in your package, but not necessarily – make sure to check. And if not, a ride...

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Publié le Mar 3, 2018 sur Voyager | 0 Commentaires

Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival – How to get there (and YES it’s worth it)!

Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival – How to get there (and YES it’s worth it)!

  Yesterday was the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival in New Taipei City’s Pingxi District and I was there! The date of this event changes each year as it celebrates the last day of the Lunar New Year. This year (2018) it was on March 2nd. The Lantern Festival (called Yuan Hsiao Chieh in Mandarin, or 元宵節) is one of the most spectacular night in Taiwan, as thousands of sky lanterns are being released in the sky at night time.     How to get there Ethan and I were planning on going, but we were having a hard time sorting out all the different ways to make it there, so I decided to let you know how to get to the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, back and forth. With tens of thousands people all going to the small village of Shifen (where the main action happens), you need to plan well if you want to avoid huge line-up and long waiting time to squeeze in the bus or a train....

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Publié le Fév 28, 2018 sur Voyager | 2 Commentaires

Chronique d’une Québécoise à Taipei: inévitable, le mal du pays?

Chronique d’une Québécoise à Taipei: inévitable, le mal du pays?

  Ça fait maintenant 6 mois que je suis à Taipei, Taiwan. J’ai passé par toute une gamme d’émotions depuis que je suis ici, de l’émerveillement complet à l’écoeurement total! Pas toujours si facile, la vie d’expatriée! Difficile en effet d’échapper, à un moment ou à un autre, aux fameux mal du pays. Je l’avais déjà ressenti en voyage, mais partir pour trois semaines ou pour neuf mois, disons que ça se vit différemment! J’ai donc eu envie de vous partager mes réflexions sur le sujet.     Don’t get me wrong : je suis très heureuse de vivre cette aventure et très reconnaissante d’avoir la chance immense de pouvoir vivre ça avec Ethan. Je n’ai pas le mal du pays en permanence. Ça vient en vague, une fois de temps et temps et normalement, après quelques jours, ça s’estompe. Il suffit normalement que je me force un peu: sortir même si ça ne me tente pas, aller me promener dans la nature (mon meilleur truc), faire une sortie avec...

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Publié le Fév 19, 2018 sur Voyager | 0 Commentaires

Day trip to Wulai and hot springs

Day trip to Wulai and hot springs

  I have been in Taipei for almost 6 months, so it was about time that I go on a day trip to Wulai. It was a sunny day today, so I was hoping to tan a little bit. People in Taiwan don’t really like the sun (understandably, it can get so hot during the summer) and they always hide from it, so I thought it might be a not-so-easy kind of mission. Indeed. Now it’s spring (mid-February) so the temperature is getting warm again, yet very comfortable. It was 27 Celcius degrees today, but it was very comfy. I was looking forward to try hot springs in Wulai, in part because I read they are odourless (as opposed to the ones in Beitou; they kind of stinks over there, from the sulfur in the water).     To get there, I took the bus 849 from Xindian MRT Station just besides the taxi stand. I’m not gonna lie: it was a scary ride. The bus was PACKED and...

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Publié le Fév 7, 2018 sur Voyager | 2 Commentaires

Chronique d’une Québécoise à Taipei: deux jumelles à Taiwan!

Chronique d’une Québécoise à Taipei: deux jumelles à Taiwan!

  Je suis à Taipei, Taiwan depuis déjà 5 mois et il en reste encore 3 ou 4 de plus. J’ai parfois le mal du pays et ça arrive que je m’ennuie de Montréal et du Québec. Ma soeur jumelle, Mariève, est venue me visiter pendant quelques jours et avec elle ici, c’était le bonheur! Elle vient de partir et je m’ennuie déjà… Alors pour me réconforter, j’ai eu envie de faire une chronique spéciale : deux jumelles à Taiwan! Je vous raconte un peu comment s’est passé sa visite et qu’est-ce qu’on a fait ensemble!   Boire du thé au Wistaria Tea House Un must de Taiwan, c’est bien sûr le thé! Je voulais donc amener Mariève dans une belle place pour prendre le thé de façon traditionnelle. Un bel endroit ici pour le faire ici à Taipei, c’est Wistaria Tea House. C’est un peu cher, mais on vous y propose une belle expérience!     Il en coûte environ 300NT$ à 400NT$ (autour de 12 à 15$) par...

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