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My First Auto Show in Brussels, Belgium

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Invited for the first time at a car show, I am very excited to discover the innovations of the 93rd Salon Auto / Moto / Van which is held in Brussels until 25 January. First time for me! 

I like cars, but I’m far from an expert. Let’s say I am more interested in aesthetics, design, comfort and ease to drive (I like to shift gears manually) than engine power as such.

Only if I find a car beautiful or interesting, I’d discover more, like this superb Jaguar on the picture above. Then I will be curious about the fuel consumption, environmental impact and performance / price ratio.

Sexy 4X4

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I’ve always had a big crush on the British brands that greatly mix classy timeless design and technical performance. And when I think of a 4×4, the first name that comes to mind is Range Rover!

Photos 2 & 3 : the Range Rover Evoque ”British Edition”. The Range Rover Evoque perfectly reflects the spirit of the moment. Besides, it received 161 international awards since its launch in 2011.

The other great 4X4 brand that comes to my mind is Jeep. And the new Jeep Renagade in canary yellow version is awesome (photo 4)! Having not drived any of these cars, I will not talk about driving.

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MINI City trips

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Wow the Mini! WHO doesn’t like the Mini? I’ve already been a big fan of the old Mini and remains a big fan of the new MINI! It’s a very stylish car. And with the new versions, the ultimate chic little car has a powerful engine too!!

Chic UFO

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I didn’t know at all the Korean brand SsangYong (now Mahindra & Mahindra since 2011). Regarding the design, what a nice surprise with this XIV-Air concept car that looks like a manga, very cubic. The rear lights seem to be a half-open mouth. Funny!

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Vintage baby!

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I do love old cars! They are so classy! On the photo above, the iconic Citroën DS! Symbol of French movies of the sixties-seventies, with Alain Delon, Jean-Pierre Melville, Fantomas … 

Among my favorites, there are the old Mercedes coupes and the Volvo on the photo below.   

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Red Carpet

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I am neither Rihanna nor a Hollywood star, but I’m fond of this gorgeous Alpha Romeo with the sweet name of Mito (above photo)! LOL! 

As for the new BMW 6 Series (photo below), I have to admit, this car in white is WOW! Although I much more prefer the Z8 Roadster of James (Bond)… and the last Z4!  

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The Bubbly 

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As a good globetrotter, I had the opportunity to drive a Smart car on winding narrow roads of a small island years ago. Super convenient! I was able to put my body board, dive bag and an extra friend !!!!

A curvaceous design for the new Smart Forfour for four persons, with an interior reminiscent of the Courrèges 60s models!

Another small car I find really charming, the Opel Adam to customize according to his desires (photo below). Modern design, very fresh and young! Like the Toyota Aygo.

Opel Adam 2C


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To be very honest, I like more the composition of my photos on this Mazda CX-5 than the car itself. It’s certainly a great 4X4, with headlights reminding me the profile of a shark …

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93rd Salon Auto / Moto / Van


Elephant Hills, Thailand: Luxury Tent Next To The Rainforest

After my unforgettable encounter with the awsome Haha

and other elephants: return to Elephant Hills camp, where I really discover my spacious tent in details. Back tired, but full of pictures of this endless day started at dawn at Cheio Larn Lake, I took these pictures before collapsing. Or almost collapsing, because after, I have to go dinner…

The tent is awsome! Simply decorated and inspired by an African lodge revised Thai way. Each element recalls the elephants: stools, towel racks … like in the picture 6. Nicewooden floors: I take off our shoes before entering the tent. And my advice is do not leave your shoes outside, if you don’t want to find a colony of insects!

The tent is also comfortable, with mosquito nets everywhere

(pictures 2, 3 and 4). And I was able to sleep without a mosquito (or any other visible insect), a bless! Impeccable bedding next to the fan. But the big thing is the real bathroom (picture 5)! Yes, a real one: clean, pretty and useful (cold water only, it’s okay for me). Since leaving Chumphon, I’ve dreamed of it!

To conclude for my first “camping”experience in Thailand (LOL!), I love it! Another detail I found quite fun, the lock that serves as a key to close the tent (really old school process, lol). You should not need to make fifty back and forth to your tent in the evening, it quickly becomes bothering! Last picture: the path to the tents. 

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Follow my whole trip in THAILAND and Twitter. I was hosted by the Royal Thai Embassy in Belgium and as usual all my opions are mine! You can also discover my other pictures in the Facebook of the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Facebook of the Royal Thai Embassy in Belgium. ENJOY! 

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Sofitel Saint James: A Room With A Breakfast @ The Balcon

Just arrived in London St. Pancras station 

and 4 tube stops later, I’m on Piccadilly Circus, 2 minutes walk from the Sofitel Saint James located away from the crowd, in a little place that I didn’t know. The hotel is housed in an heritage building: a former imposing bank with incredibly high ceilings!

After a warm welcome at reception desk by a French-English bilingual staff, I discover my room: simple, elegant and spacious, in a range of black, white and brown. The decor is stylish with black and white photographies on the wall. Lovely bathroom with the old faucet and tiled black and white checkered. 

What a pity amenities are limited to one soap, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner … all Hermès okay! But for short stays, to lighten my bag I bring the bare minimum like a mini make-up and cleanser, because I usually find everything else in the room. Damned, this time I didn’t take my toothbrush, toothpaste nor body cream (LOL!): thankfully Boots is in Piccadilly Circus!

Otherwise leaving my room with its so cozy vibe and “you’re in London Baby!” exotic view (picture 3) and comfortable king size bed, is a huge challenge my dear (lol)! Photo 4: a regressive wallpaper in the entrance to the room (picture 4).

And for lasting this cozy atmosphere, a breakfast full of vitamins at the beautiful Balcon, the relaxed chic brasserie of the hotel (pictures 6 & 7). Too hard to leave it to go to my meetings! Picture 5: amazing chandelier ceiling of a hotel suite.

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I was invited by the Sofitel Saint James London. Many thanks to the Sofitel Saint James London and these are my opinions.