Meeting Mr. Moussa. Inside a cocoa farm in The Ivory Coast

Everybody loves chocolate! OK, maybe almost everybody does! But let’s say it is fair to assume that, if chocolate availability drastically reduced, or prices skyrocketed tomorrow, a few million (possibly billion) people would be disappointed to say the least (some of us would be panicked). As much as we love chocolate, how many of us … More Meeting Mr. Moussa. Inside a cocoa farm in The Ivory Coast

The Cockroach effect: a wonderfully unexpected itinerary in the French Riviera

Have you heard of the butterfly effect? I’ll spare you the details, but the theory basically says that the smallest event (like the flap of the wings of a butterfly) can set in motion a chain of events causing a huge change at a later stage. For the sake of telling you about my holiday … More The Cockroach effect: a wonderfully unexpected itinerary in the French Riviera

Another Side of Holland: A Dip in the Dutch Caribbean

If you accidentally fell off a cliff off the Northern coast of Venezuela, it wouldn’t take too long for currents to wash you off on one of the powdered-sugar beaches of the Dutch Caribbean. After a moment or two to recover from the tumble dryer motion of the waves hitting the water’s edge, you’d probably … More Another Side of Holland: A Dip in the Dutch Caribbean

Copenhagen, where only the men are hotter than the city’s shopping scene

I’ve returned to Basel with high spirit and a considerably lighter wallet, struggling to push my overweight carry-on bag past the elevator door and into my flat. A family girls-weekend away to Copenhagen had been my mother’s idea, and having returned to normal life after yet another awesome weekend traveling, I can really feel how … More Copenhagen, where only the men are hotter than the city’s shopping scene

My Japan Top 5

I’ve never been so great at making decisions, especially when it comes to sorting through my travel memories and notes to tell you all about the best bits of my trips. I’ve rarely had such a diverse and stimulating trip such as the one to Japan, with so many different spots, such stark contrast between … More My Japan Top 5