Our Travel diaries (Treks, mountain biking and sea kayak)
Polynésie (Tuamotu, Iles de la Société en 2010) 2 months across the Iles-sous-le-vent and the Tuamotu atolls, with our canoes (Pakboat Puffin) and folding bikes (Dahon). Island tranfers by plane and sailing boat. Campsites in ISLV and homestays in Tuamotu…13 videos with commentaries to discover !
Océan Indien (Rodrigues, Madagascar, Réunion) 2006, the year of Chikungunya in the Indian Ocean – almost no tourism except for us taking 7 weeks to discover some sides of these three islands : a week in Rodrigues, a month in Madagascar (Hauts-plateaux, Tsingy de Bemahara, Vanilla coast around Sambava)
Vietnam-Laos 2012, a week in Vietnam, a week in Laos. We only had two goals which left us time for beautiful discoveries, with glorious and very hot weather, quite pleasant on the island of Phu Quoc (Vietnam) but sometimes overwhelming on the dusty roads in the Vang Vieng region (Laos)
Vietnam (Mai Chau, Dong Van) 2013, North Vietnam and north-east circuit : Hanoi, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Meo Vac, Bao Lake, Lake Ba Be, Hanoi (organised by the travel agency GP Travel of Hanoi : french speaking guide, driver and 4×4)
Quan Lan island in the bay of Bai Tu Long (50km north east of Halong) for a weekend alone.
Trek in the Mai Chau region (180 KM south east of Hanoi, with the agency GP travel
Vietnam-Cambodge 2011, a brief and too short stay (15 days in february)…dedicated this year to the islands of Con Dao in Vietnam and then discovering South Cambodia by bike, from the vietnamese frontier at Ha Tien in Kep, and Kaoh Tonsay (Rabbit Island) Kampot, the Bokor plateau, Phnom Chnogk and Phnom Penh.
Vietnam (Quan Lan, Hoa Lu, Tam Coc) Short visit to the Cam Pha region, 200km east of Hanoi (Bai To Long area, at the end of the Halong Bay)
Perfume Pagoda, on the shore of the Halong Bay (Ninh Binh, Tam Coc, Bai Dinh, Vân Long, by bike and scooter) 80 km south east of Hanoi and the great Buddhist temple of Bai Dinh.
Return to Dalat ten years after the first stay.
Vietnam/Cambodge – Févr. 2015 (Trang An, Hanoi&environs, Saïgon/ Kep&environs, Bokor) New short trip of 2 weeks : the first in the north between Hanoi and the far east corner of Quang Ninh island, excursion to Trang An and Tet festival with family in Cam Pha and Phu Thai. For the second week (4 years already since we have been in the south), head for Saigon and the south of Cambodia, between Kep, Kampot, Bokor and Kompong Trach.
Two very different climates at this time of year : foggy in the north (without cold or rain, we were lucky), already very hot in the south.