January 16, 2020

It's no secret that I scare easy (lougawou* stories will have me avoid certain neighbourhoods/towns) or that I'm afraid of heights. I won't go on haunted tours because it would scare the bejesus out of me. 

But I'll hop on a plane and travel to the other side of the world.🤷🏾‍♀️ 

Some would say it's a contradiction. I say: priorities!

Badass. Adventu...

January 11, 2020

Have you ever been excited to tell someone about your trip and their response to your passionate storytelling is in the lines of "well, if you haven't been to [insert museum / landmark / restaurant] you haven't really been to [insert city / country]? Has a world traveller ever made you feel less than because you haven't travelled enough or at all?


January 2, 2020

It's not an easy task to reflect on an entire decade. On one hand, you have to go through photos, journals and agendas (or, in my case, passports) if you're serious about it. You can't rely on memory alone. On another hand, moments you thought were defining a few years ago pale in comparison to more recent events. You have to look at life events in...

December 19, 2019

Ce matin, je confirme que celui ou celle qui a écrit « Vive le vent d'hiver! » n'a pas connu l'hiver canadien.

Il y a de ces journées d'hiver qui vous font questionner vos choix de vie. Des journées où il fait si froid que vous vous demandez ce qu'une haïtienne du pays est venu foutre ici. Aujourd'hui, la région d'Ottawa-Gatineau connaît une telle j...

October 29, 2019

En planifiant notre séjour de 3 jours à Dakar, nous n'avions réservé que 2 choses : nos billets d'avion et nos chambres dans une maison d'hôtes.

J'avais, certes, une liste de choses à voir (le Monument de la renaissance africaine et la Mosquée de la Divinité) et des choses à faire (manger du thiéboudienne, acheter du tissu et visiter l'île de Gorée...

October 23, 2019

Le gouvernement du Ghana a décrété l'année 2019 l'année du retour (Year of the Return). Retour vers le continent africain des members de sa diaspora, plus précisément les descendants de ceux qui ont été arrachés à leur terre natale et transportés de force aux Amériques. Le retour au sens propre, tourisme et immigration, et au sens figuré, investiss...

October 19, 2019

I'm proud of my travel crew. There's never a full moment with this bunch.

There's no denying that we are somewhat bougie. You'll catch us in theaters and museums. We'll wander the streets of a city as part of a food tour. We like our accommodations to be unique (riad, cave hotels, boutique hotels). We'll ooh and ah in front of works of art. One of u...

October 15, 2019

This is my second trip to Morroco. And Marrakech is the 4th city I visit. 

Here are some recommendations to enjoy what the city has to offer.

Stay in the old medina

I fell in love with medinas when I stayed in Fès. The intricate network of narrow streets. The small bodega-like corner stores. The donkeys transporting load. The busy souks. The call to p...

October 11, 2019

Our stay in Bratislava (Slovakia) was short, but eventful. And it all started when we checked into our hotel.

Ti Val had booked the room a few months ago. He had opted for a suite, as this would give us access to the spa. What he didn't do was book for 4. This is typical Ti Val. He's rationale was that 4 people would easily find room to sleep in a s...

October 10, 2019

It shouldn't come as a surprise that my first blogpost about my road trip in Europe is about the two lively Haitian women I hung out with in Regau, Austria (70 km southeast of Salzburg).

Jacqueline, the oldest, moved to Austria 40 years ago. She was in her 20s. She sent for her sister, Marie-Zette, a few years later; Marie-Zette was 17. They are now...

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