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Burkina Faso Travel !

OUAGADOUGOU and its surroundings

23 November 2016
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First step in Africa. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. A capital city where half of the streets are made of orange ground, where kids play with car tires, where women hairstyles are mountains of bananas and carotts, where we drink the Brakina, the local brewed ale, to support the daily 43 degrees of April, where each life event is a feast, and especially, where the most beautiful smiles have crossed my way on this past year and a half trip.…

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Burkina Faso Discover ! Meet !

TUAREG craft

20 November 2016
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What is exactly Touareg craft? Artisans came with several treasures created by their hands, to show to us their universe and boost our inspiration. Among these wonders, a lot were jewelry boxes made of wood and leather, jewels made of bronze, copper, aluminum, leather, wood, jewels and… even more jewels! I’m really delighted to present to you, some portraits of persons who accepted to proudly take the pose!…

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Colombia Travel !

COLOMBIA, panorama

30 October 2016
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Beauty treasure and « buena onda », Columbia is among the crushes of my trips. I keep in mind two amazing cities : Cartagena de Indias and Bogota, capital city of the country. Cartagena is the diamond of the Caribbean coast, known as the most beautiful colonial city of the country, where every front wall looks like a masterpiece painting. And Bogota, it’s the huge capital city, surrounded by the mountains, also concealing, architectural treasures and great art museums. It seethes with…

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Discover ! Peru

discover THE PERUVIAN HAT

23 October 2016
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We can’t talk about Peru without talking about the traditional style of the Peruvian folks. Astonishing embroideries, amazing patterns, bright colours…everywhere in the streets, the countryside, for any occasions. But the ultimate star of the Andean Peruvian outfit is the hat. Its first purpose is to protect from the sun in the heights, but now has become essential even at night, women, men and children can’t do without.…

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Meet ! Peru

meet YANESHA people

20 October 2016
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The Yaneshas, essentially, live in central Amazon of Peru. People live in small villages, including Loma Linda, 200 inhabitants, where I was lucky to live a few days myself. Loma Linda means “pretty plain” in Spanish language. Yanesha means “us, people” in Native American language. To find the village, you’ll have to endure a 13 hours bus journey from Lima, then a few hours in a pick-up, then some kilometers riding a motorbike and finally, some hiking deep in the…

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Discover ! Guatemala

discover THE ART OF GUATEMALAN CLOTHES

2 September 2016
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How I wish I could show you every single one of them! In Guatemala, whether it’s a regular weekday or a market Sunday, whether we are up in the mountains or at home, dressing up is an art. I travelled through villages that portrayed rural poverty like no other and yet, the villagers were all dressed up like princes and princesses. Everywhere we went, we came across sumptuous embroidery and weaving, sometimes decorated with beads and lurex threads that shone…

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