Africa, Dance, Travel diary

Bobo Dioulasso, the artist city

my trip in bobo dioulasso volunteering in ASOF association - dance travel - artist city - Dancer with a backpack

After spending a few weeks in a small city, the second stop of my Burkina trip is Bobo Dioulasso. According to my guide, it seems really promising, it is the second city of Burkina Faso and where a lot of the cultural manifestations are concentrated.

During my African journey, I decided to volunteer in different associations. It was, for me, a way to feel helpful and to help me discover a culture that I didn’t know at all. In Bobo, I have been hosted by ASOF Burkina. This association is helping kids outside of the school system. They take them over for a year, give them classes and artistic initiation in order to help them to get back to the classic school. The future of these kids don’t only depend on them, it is also the parent responsibility, ASOF is going sensibilization action with the parents to make sure that the kids grow up in a right environment. Read more

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Africa, Travel diary

First steps in Africa

first steps in Africa - dancer with a backpack - burkina faso

Here I am stepping out of the plane in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Even after several hours of travel, I still can’t believe it.

Burkina Faso is my first stop of my year of traveling. I chose this destination to discover Africa. This is a small country with over 19 millions of habitants which 70% is still leaving outside of the cities. The official language is French, that will help me communicate with the population, however, a big part of Burkina people doesn’t speak French. They are speaking local languages, there are a lot of them and even more declinations of them. Read more

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Preparation, Travel tips

What’s in my backpack?

When you are planning to travel for a year with only one backpack, you want to carefully choose it and what you put inside of it. If you want to travel light, like me, with only a carry on luggage, it is even more important.

I spent hours on the internet trying to find the perfect backpack. I knew that I wanted a backpack where I could store safely my laptop (#geek) and where I could access my thing without putting everything out of it. Exit the classic backpack, I need a digital nomad backpack. Read more

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The project

The itinerary

Since I’m letting know people that I’m going to travel for a year, the first question that everyone is asking me is “where are you going to go?”. They always seem surprised that I don’t have a precise itinerary…

I currently only have the plane ticket to cross oceans with several months to get to appoint to another. I don’t yet know which road I’m going to take. I want to have the freedom to change my plan depending on what I love, the people that I meet, my moods, …

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Travel tips

Let’s get to know each other

Who is this girl with a red tutu playing ballerina?

My names is Chloe, I was born on April, 29th, 1992.

I never know what to answer when people are asking me where I come from in France. I was born near Paris, my parents leave close to Montpellier, the rest of my family next to Toulouse and I really feel home when I’m in the Landes. Let’s conclude that I’m from that I’m from the south of France! Read more

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