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

New year (kinda), New direction!

For those who’ve been following my adventures, 2017 has been full of surprises and changes. I quit my office job to become freelance and since then I’ve been looking to find the right direction to express myself in order to not have too many compromises in my new routine. The more I was exploring new techniques and ideas, the more it became obvious: I am passionate about maps & travelling and the everything  in between. That’s why I’ve decided to refocus this blog about my tr