12 Cities to Celebrate This Christmas

Rio de Janeiro; 12 Cities to Celebrate This Christmas

 As we countdown to the most magical time of the year, enhance your year-end getaway with yuletide nostalgia by visiting these enchanting cities for exceptional experiences, set to get you in the festive spirit of taking off. What’s better is that Emirates flies to all these destinations, most with just a quick stopover in Dubai, […]

Thank you, Stranger

“Thank you for making my experience in Paris, and Europe for that matter, such a wonderful and heartwarming one. I have so much to thank you from the very moment I stepped into Paris.” Paris has been the first stop of my 6-month leg across Europe, the very first trip out of my home country […]

Europe Trip – 6 Months, 16 Countries, 55 Cities, 11 Languages

bel around the world

55 cities, 16 countries. That’s one third of the 44 countries in Europe. And 8% of the world, out of the 195 countries in the world. And that’s the number of places I’ve covered in 6 months while travelling around Europe from January to June 2015. I’ve discovered a world far bigger than I’ve imagined. In chronological order, […]

Cannes, France

Cannes France | Bel Around The World

Cannes is somewhat similar to Nice, because of the deep blue oceans. It is situated also on the French Riveria. The difference between both beaches is the sandy beach instead of pebbles that encapsulates the sea. The waters are SO BLUE, there are actually different shades of blue in the waters. I have never seen […]

Lyon, France

lyon, france

Lyon can be characterised by orange roofs and shallow steps, I conclude. The passers-by are more polite than the North. They greet you as you pass them by. There is a huge population of school-going children and teenage athletes. A stark contrast compared to the retiring population I noticed in Nice. There were quite a […]

Couchsurfing in Lyon, France

Soumaya is by far one of the best hosts I have encountered. She was really considerate and thoughtful, picking me up the moment I arrived at the train station. My first thought was shock at the massive size of the house, by France’s standards. She could even house a TV in an apartment that was fit […]