Thank You So Much to Everybody for all the Support

It’s been an incredible Weekend with the publishing of the Article about my travels in “ Le Journal de Montreal” and “Le Journal de Quebec”, Canada’s second most read newspaper. Thanks to Antoine Lacroix for the great interview, reserving a whole page on Page 5 of the Sunday issue! I couldn’t expect a better result, and sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank everyone for all the wonderful support you have sent me! I received hundreds of messages, comments, likes even pokes from people from all over the country who has been inspired by my story. I never expected this article to have such a great impact, but trust me, this is really what keeps me going, I really feel I’m not alone in this adventure! Thanks again!

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World Ranking MAP of the Best Digital Nomad Destinations

So you finally decided to become a Digital Nomad! You’ve found that brilliant idea that will make you job independent, you just bought that brand new Macbook and you had the courage to quit your job that made you so unhappy for so many years. You’re all set! But one question remains… Where should you go? That’s an absolutely legitimate question if you ask me! And why should you ask me? Probably because I’ve been living in most of those countries that you see in green on that map, working as one of the first digital nomads out there over the past 2 decades. I’ve tested them, for the good, for the bad, so I’ve prepared this map to help you not make the same mistakes as I have. With the recent boom in Digital Nomad, many people leave home with very little knowledge of […]

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Top 3 Best Thailand Itineraries You Must Do On Your Next Trip

With over more than 10 visits to Thailand, I have pretty much visited most of the major destinations of the country, even though I’m sure I have much more to discover! I especially love the south of the country around Krabi, Koh Phi Phi, and the islands on the east coast of Koh Samui, Koh Phangnan and Koa Tao. That’s where I believe are the best destinations for those beach lovers looking to escape their frozen homeland during wintertime. For those coming to enjoy more of the fascinating Thai Culture, Bangkok is very rich in culture itself, but the highlight is definitely the north of the country, also be more appealing for nature lovers. Its main attraction will be the amazing city of Chiang Mai, where a large community of digital nomads has already formed over the past few years. The nature over there is […]

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Prague: as Grandiose as Paris or Rome

I just finished a really nice 2 weeks in the Czech Republic. Seems like Prague has been forgotten for too long on the list of the most beautiful cities in the world where cities like Paris, London, Rome or New York take most of the attention. I think Prague is pretty much heel to heel with Paris in terms of being a Grandiose Capital! Gone are those years where Prague was just a gray communist city, it now proudly stands as what I believe one of the most impressive old towns in Europe! Tourism has also picked up quite a bit since last time I was here in 2006 with a couple friends. Its just as packed as Paris with tons of tourist buses and guided groups of 50 walking all over the place, making it hard to navigate normally in the streets. One recommendation […]

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My Brazil “Top 5 lists” for Best Cities, Festivals, Friendliness, Nature and Beaches

  My Top 5s To continue with my Brazil Serie, I have prepared another part where you will find quick favorites of mine in this incredible country. Overall the years I’ve spent in Brazil, I have visited most of the states of the country, have experienced most major events and seen most of the major cities all over the country. I can talk for hours about every place I visited in details because I really get passionate about it; my favorite cities, the best places for nature, my favorite places for beaches, etc… But people always end up asking me my top 5 favorite everything… So here it is, all cooked out for you to plan that next trip to the land of samba! Top 5 Favorite Cities 1. Rio de Janeiro 2. Natal 3. Salvador 4. Vitoria 5. Belo Horizonte Top 5 Favorite Nature […]

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5 Best Travel Itineraries In Brazil for your Next Trip!

 Brazil is my favorite country out of all the countries I’ve been in the world. Possibilities of itineraries are endless, as immense as Brazil is. If you’re looking to get the most out of the first visit of a week or two, I usually recommend to stick to the basics and travel around the state of Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro has so much to offer and usually represents the image of what Brazil is like for foreigners. But Brazil is very different in other states, this is why most first time visitors usually reference Rio as their favorite destination, as exotic as it is! Here is a list of my favorite ones.   Itinerary one: Round tour around Rio de Janeiro State Start and finish in Rio.  Rio deserves at least 3 to 4 days on its own, having so much to […]

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A Night at the Vienna National Opera

Interesting experience to see a Ballet, I’ve seen a couple operas around the world, in Riga, and in Bucharest, but a Ballet in this amazing and historical building makes it even more interesting.  Coming to the Opera in Vienna is a must, even for those not interesting in seeing the performance, as this Chinese guy next to me left after just 5 minutes into the show… The hallways and courtrooms are breathtaking! I’ll be adding some pictures in emporiostudio.com very soon. For those interested in assisting to the show but don’t want to have to pay for a 60 euros ticket, there is a special standing ticket available for 3 euros, which is definitely worth it. You just need to line up about 10 minutes prior the show at a special back door in the Opera.  At that price, you can’t beat it!

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Budapest… I changed my mind!

I’ve been last in Budapest over 10 years ago and after 3 days, I left unimpressed about it. It just wasn’t to the level of the other East European cities around it, Prague, Krakow, Bratislava, Vienna just to name a few. Even a train change in 2010 didn’t make me want to stay longer. But this time I must admit, Budapest has grown. It now stands to the reputation of modern European capital it looks for! Beautiful city full of green and Cosy bars and cafes! Even Hungarian people which appeared cold to be before now gave me an image of a warm nation! Definitely a success story!

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Meanwhile in the Mountains of Transilvania… Well it’s Winter again…

Made my way through the Mountains of Transilvania, after some time in Bucharest, the Capital. And while we had a nice and comfortable 30 degrees during Easter, its back to Winter over here in Brasov! about 30cm of snow, with these big wet snowflakes we usually get around Christmas in Canada. With all the nice feelings that come with it! I’m setting off to visit Sighisoara and Sibiu, which forms the Saxon Triangle around Transilvania, German decent towns which still holds impressive german architecture!

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