RAMEN IN LONDON, WHERE TO GO?

As you probably noticed, I like going to Japanese places (my passion for the Japanese culture being one big motivation factor) so it comes all natural to share to you my best spots to share a bowl of ramen, this traditional noodle soup that you find everywhere in Japan for no more than £6 (yep, expect to spend a bit more in London!). I've classified them to make it easier for you to choose, and feel free to comment to add to the list! For an authentic taste: Tonkotsu My siste

IT FELT LIKE JAPAN...

It's Sunday morning, the weather is rather awful (windy and misty, welcome back London weather!) and I must say that the idea of crossing the whole of London doesn't really appeal to me. But I motivate myself out of bed, and being just 10 minutes late (flooding on the District line, you actually can't blame me!), I arrive in a lovely quiet street where the place I pinned on Google is closed... It's only next to it that this little hidden gem, “Kissawa”, lies. So unpredictabl

6 TIPS TO TRAVEL EFFORTLESSLY THIS SUMMER.

Have you ever been in the position where you wished you were that organised parent in the plane who manages their 3 children without a tear during that 8 hour-flight? Or you hoped you brought a bag with essentials to avoid being stressed when you found out your luggage arrived in Paris, Texas instead of the French capital... As you know by now I love travelling but hate flying so it makes sense to me to be comfy and the least stressed as possible... 1. BRING SOMETHING TO READ

5 CLICHES I HAD ABOUT OVERNIGHT TRAINS

Ever since reading Agatha Christie and Her "Murder on the Orient Express" I've always dreamt to cross Europe by rail. The whole idea of boarding in one city and waking up in another always really thrilled me. It came to no surprise that, when I learnt there was a historic train journey crossing Vietnam from North to South, I wanted to test it. However, this was my first overnight train ride and I may have had my head full of clichés. Would reality differ somehow to what I w

Why are all pubs Irish when you go abroad?

This is what I heard a few weeks ago at a dinner party, which made me think: Is it true? ‘Is every time I go abroad all the pubs are Irish?’ As a French who lived in Paris the first 20 years of my life I can tell you it's not a rule there. I remember going to Rue Princesse as a student and go to this pub called "The Frog and Rosbif" (you saw it right) and the concept was pretty much the same as a regular English pub, except the lack of serious cosiness. High stools were the k

Picturesque Lisbon

I struggle to remain patient waiting to board that small wooden carriage on the Martim Moniz Place! The queue is so long, the sun beats down and my feet are starting to ache. After an hour and a half, I finally get to hop on this iconic tram and whisk across the city! My friends and I choose a seat next to the windows, so we can easily take pictures and fully enjoy the scenery. As we leave the place, we travel down the beautifully tiled Alfama district, full of colours and ch

The importance of a travel guide

"Ladies and gentlemen welcome on board this British Airways service from London Heathrow to Marseille Provence..." This announcement leading you to immediate take off should be a thrill for any travel illustrator like me, I should get excited to explore new horizons and live new adventures! Instead quite the opposite happens every time I fly. Sweat, anxiousness and the all in between mix uncomfortably inside my head and make me feel awful until the plane wheels touch the floo

From Copenhagen to London...

"Hygge: A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being." This description from the Oxford dictionary says it all, and this café in buzzing central London is the perfect representation. As I walked through the door, the smell of cinnamon goes to my nostrils and make me travel directly to beautiful Copenhagen. I take a little ticket to wait for my turn and ask my friend for a recommendation. "Their bun is to die for!" sh