La Douce France

Driving some eight hours straight from the Netherlands to France doesn’t exactly qualify as slow travel, I know. Yet that’s what I did with my friend Mélanie.

And, of course, I have an excuse (two, to be exact).

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How Meeting a Stranger Can Be More Than ‘Just’ a Meeting

Even after more than ten years on the road I can still be surprised how one meeting can lead to all sorts of events, adventures and other meetings. Maybe because I never take them for granted. It is not something you can plan, or find in a guidebook. You can plan a meeting, but you can’t plan the results of such a meeting.

And that’s where the charm lies: the unexpected.

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An Ultimate Way to Visit São Paulo – Meet Locals & BossHouse B&B

Top Visit in São Paulo, a view from Edificio Italia.

Throughout our more-than-10-year journey we’ve met people in intriguing ways, which in some cases has led to a long-lasting friendship. We’ve had people stopping in the street to invite us to their house, or received an invitation through our website.

While we love the sightseeing and roaming-the-countryside aspect of traveling, our warmest memories are always related to people.

As happened in São Paulo

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