Links for travellers

India, Radjastan, Udaipur – Bundi – Jodhpur – Jaisalmer – Jaipur

  • in Jaipur, Riddhi Siddhi textiles (near by Raj palace on Amer road), make any shirt you want with their beautifull fabrics in few days (approx 1000 inr)
  • An amazing artistic guesthouse/lodge, 40 mins from buzzy Jaipur. On our recommendation only, held by artists Ritu and Surya Singh. THE FARM JAIPUR
  • in Amber/Amer (30 mins from Jaipur on the opposite direction), near by Amber fort, our friend Hervé Vital, mosaïst, made a guesthouse as a lovely nest : MOSAIC GUESTHOUSE
  • By guide book ever : « Love Jaipur », you can find it at the bookstore of Anoki (Civil lines) and Narain Niwas Palace shops (where you can have a drink or food at Palladio)
  • Heritage walks, by Veneet Charma tel. 9829071784. The best way to visit Jaipur. He will not try to bring you to carpet shops. He is against that and fight for it. He make these specific walks in various choice of themes : food, crafts, havelis & architecture…
  • Bundi, lovely village juste in between Jaipur and Udaipur. Less touristy than others touristic places. The owner speak perfect english, super helpfull. Haveli Braj Bhushanjee
  • Udaipur, on the lake. Ask for the boss, our friend Paddy (Padamvir Singh). SAROVAR
  • Jodhpur : Hill view guesthouse, the cheapest one, by the best view. held by a powerfull woman : Zafran 09829153196
  • Jaisalmer : Killa Bahan (expensive but unforgettable) inside the fort and KB Lodge (much cheaper) in the old town surrounding the fort. Held by our friend Luca.

Varanasi, India

  • You need a quiet and clean place, on the ghats : Muni’s Paing Guesthouse. Only 3 or 4 rooms in a lovely family house, great rooftop, secret adress (so secret that there is no sign on the door and no way to find it by chance! just call our great friend Kashi) – cell : +91 9935438600 – Tulsi Ghat

Italy/ Sicily (near Catane)

Bed & Breaksfast – Marie Luce Pennisi di Floristella

Fix 095 96 41 93 / Cell 334 123 97 10

Route provinciale pour Riposto – 186/188, Carruba di Riposto – CT Catane


Italy/ Napoli

with Floriane’s recommandation only. Purgatorio II.

Robert Kaplan – – +39 081 299579

Palazzo Spinelli,
Via dei Tribunali, 362
80138 Napoli


North Brazil

Etat de Ceara,  village de Redonda, à 3h de Fortaleza au Sud

Dominique et Valerie –



  • Titicaca Lake, Isla del Sol, hostal « Playa del Inca »
    (good sleep, good food, kind people), Challa village (south of Challa’pampa)
  • Hotell de sal south of Salar de Uyuni . Hostal TINKUNA


New Caledonia

  • Auberge de Jeunesse de Nouméa, 51 bis rue Pasteur Marcel Ariège . Réception ouverte :  5.30 – 11.30  / 16.00 – 20.15 (Andrea, Jacky & Jérome de notre part)  –Tel. 687  27 58 79
  • Grand Nord (Poum) – Relais de Poingam –
  • Association Male’va (Rémy Gazeu, Les Incroyable comestibles).
    Presqu île de golone près de poum –
  • Grand Sud (Yaté, tribu de Touaaourou) – Gîte Iya (bungalows) –
    Tel. : 46 90 80 –


Indonesia, Sulawesi, Togian Island

  • Fadhila cottages, Katupat Village (ask for Elly or Saifull)
  • Lestari hotel, Malengue (ask for Niour)



– Lijiang : Alex. Best french chief at Restaurant « Le Papillon rouge »

Yuyuan street 3-3 Lijiang – Tel.: 0888-5171791

– Shangrila old town:

  • Restaurant Arow kahapar (held by chinese/belgium couple : Damien and Tings)
  • Travel in a different way? Leave for an amazing trip by horses or by walking, living with local yunnan people, sleeping in luxury tents : Caravanes Liothard by Constantion de Sliezewicz : – Tel.: 158 94 36 70 94


Kyoto, Japan

Guesthouse Nyozean in Kyoto (near from Villa Kujoyama, 20 min from center)
Only by recommendation. The owner, Ozaki , an art writer/journalist is doing this bilingual art website and magazine. –

17-12 Hinooka Ebisudanicho, Yamashinaku, Kyoto
Tel 075-762-2335




In Kathmandu, 2 great guesthouses:

  • Tings Tea Lounge And Hotel‎, hold by a delicious couple of danish people is near by Thamel. Lazimpat Rd –
  • Hira Guest House – hold by Noah and Per, in PATAN – 01 55 33 273 –
  • AZIMUT NEPAL Adventures & Treks, a travel agency hold by our friend Christophe Abbou : – Mob. +977 – 9851100571 – Website:
    and an gallery hold by his wife, ingrid, in Patan : Image Ark (facebook page)


  • An amazing fixer/booker in Istanbul: he knows everything about the country and this town, he works for movies productions.  Ali Kılıç <>
  • A good hotel in the tourist area of Sultanhamet hold by my great friends Ann and Tina : they have a website at Tell that you are coming from me, and ask for « my room », the Penhouse suite. Wifi access and great breakfast in the garden
  • To find an amazing flat in a cool area, contact :  -00 90 (544) 373 69 00  & on facebook : My flat Istanbul
  • for family with kids: Momcierge is a family travel concierge based in Istanbul : multilingual experienced babysitters, airport transfers with car seats, rental equipment (cribs, strollers, high chairs etc), plus helpful tips about what to do, see and eat with kids.Sevil Delin : +90 531 777 4580 –
  • french & english speaking guide: Ozlem Boysal <> – +90 533 447 80 62
  • my favorite restaurant (to be booked in advance by a local personn):

Ethiopia (à Jinka – Federico) (Shashemene rasta community, Alex et Sandrine) / (au Nord d’Addis, Yves Marie Stanger)


Madagascar (Agence de voyage tenu par un français très sympa)


Namibia (Gelbingen Lodge & Safaris, près du parc d’Etosha, avec un village himbas sur leurs terres). Andreas & Volker Hoth – (Damara Living Museum, une manière originale de faire revivre les traditions ancestrales à travers un village mis en scène) (Association Kovahimba, pour la protection des peuples Himbas, gérée par Solenn Bardet)


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