AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

Beyond exciting! A few projects in different countries will allow me to do a dream round-the-world trip across the five continents in the next 80 days! It’s what I call blog-trotting…

My schedule looks grosso modo like that:
Oct. 1-7: Paris Fashion Week
Oct. 8-13: Tel Aviv (Israel)
Oct. 15-24: Seoul (South Korea) Fashion Week
Oct. 25-26: Taipei (Taiwan)
Oct. 27-30: Bangkok (Thailand)
Oct. 31: Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
Nov. 1-5: Jakarta (Indonesia)
Nov. 6 – Dec. 3: Australia (Perth, Melbourne & Sydney) and New Zealand (Auckland & Wellington?)
Dec. 4-11: Cape Town (South Africa)
Dec. 12-17: São Paulo (Brasil), Lacoste party
Dec. 18-20: Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Dec. 21-… Back to Switzerland for Christmas

I’ll explore many cities and countries for the first time, so your thoughts and suggestions as a local are more than welcome. I’ll try to share with you as much as possible of what I see… via this page, my personnal blog, Twitter and hopefully a few Facehunter Show episodes (Reykjavik is getting edited now). See you around!

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  1. JamieDOTBall says:

    very very lucky man

  2. Tina says:

    We’re waiting for you in Spain ;)

    Kiss from Kill the Heel

  3. Marcel says:

    Have a great time and make many great photos!!

  4. Kimberley says:

    You should come to Brisbane, Australia aswell.

  5. Can’t wait for you to come to Melbourne!

  6. Maria says:

    Wow, that is awesome! You’re so lucky! :)

  7. LOL, sounds like an exhaustive journey! But absolutely great to experience, I am sure!

  8. effy says:

    cool

    Im from Argentina, and if your matter is fashion, trendy people, etc. You should go to Palermo Soho, which is a neighborhood in the capital of Buenos Aires with a lot of cool restaurants and designer clothing, and at weekends you can see a lot of fashionable people that looks like models haha.

    But if you want to see a little bit of our culture, you should go to a neighborhood called Boca, where there is a lot of tango and colorful houses.

    Finally, if you want to eat dinner at a good restaurant, the neighborhood Puerto Madero, is a very good place, is the newest nborhood and there are the most expensive apartments and houses,

    good luc

  9. Glad to see NZ on the list! in my opinion wellington > auckland but I’ll let you decide for yourself ;)

  10. Anonymous says:

    King Street in Perth is the main fashion strip but, if you are after something more eclectic then, head to Mt. Lawley. While you are here, I hope that you’ll get to enjoy the beautiful turquoise waters. Simply belissimo!

  11. Brisbane fashion is way better than Sydney fashion!

    wish you would come here, we have no decent street fashion photographers here.

    Madeleinelouise
    http://www.wekilledcouture.com

  12. Anonymous says:

    King Street in Perth is the main fashion strip but, if you are after something more eclectic, then head to Mt. Lawley. I hope that you will have some free time to enjoy the turquoise waters here…simply belissimo!

  13. klee says:

    wow, wish i could trade places with you, lol

    love-decoded.blogspot.com

  14. Miss Beige says:

    Yay! Melbourne! The beauty of this city is you can find incredible street fashion right in the CBD. Hang out around RMIT university on Swanston St, or grab coffee in Degraves St. For the more classically bohemian district, head to Brunswick St, Fitzroy.

  15. You are going to love Cape Town! If students are still in session when you are there, you should really check out the fashion forwards all around Stellenbosch and UCT. Also, the neighborhoods including Gardens, Observatory and the always nice Camps Bay should give you some great inspiration. Enjoy!

  16. beba, says:

    You’re such a lucky boy!

    Peace and love!

  17. siblingmine says:

    Fantastic news – Cape Town – oh yeah. You won’t be disappointed. Was wondering when you’d stop by!

  18. A.n.E says:

    wow! auckland! im curious as to what brings you here? hints??

  19. frida says:

    lucky you :)

  20. iEm says:

    sounds so nice !!
    you’re gonna like Hongdae and Dongdaemun in Seoul…

  21. Anonymous says:

    bangkok is a wonderful place! glad u could come visit! :) try shopping at JJ market or Suan-lum night bazaar u’ll find it very interesting! u might meet some cool-looking people to be captured as well!

    WELCOME TO THAILAND!!!

    :D

  22. yeaaaaaay :) see you in jakarta!! haha :P

    thesourcherry.com

  23. CATI says:

    ahahah youre coming to Israel?
    hope youll like it here!

  24. Anonymous says:

    Jealous!

  25. alda says:

    i cant believe you’re coming to jakarta!!!! i’m so excited. plz let us know where are you going during your stay in jakarta. have a fun trip:)

  26. Anonymous says:

    It doesnt seem to appear in your mind that only for taking some fashion pictures you travel thousands of miles by plane- ever heard about global warming? I know you love your job but maybe you should consider that flying around the world once per year is as you would drive a car 50 km everyday! Global warming is happening, WE are responsible for it, and it is proven that natural disasters like hurricanes intensify because of global warming- so do your part and maybe hire on-site people to take pics for you

  27. Vicky says:

    i’m definitely jealous!

  28. renata says:

    brunswick st in fitzroy, melbourne for sure!

  29. Anonymous says:

    You should come to Istanbul,turkey =)

  30. writmusfash says:

    hi!well i live in jakarta and it’ll be great to see you here

    hopefully we can meet,i have some friends working in fashion industry,hopefully we can all gather and have great times together:)

    i really hope that you can explore jakarta as much as possible,especially some great local stores with local brands inside. oh and especially the flea markets!wonderful things come with amazing prices there..

    look forward to catch up with you
    -anggina-

  31. hwonderland says:

    Welcome to Taiwan!! You must visit Xi-Men Ding, Chung-Xiao East Road, Chung-Shan North road, and Tien-Mu. You’ll find interesting things.

  32. hafiz akhbar says:

    finally jakarta, woo hoo !!!
    can’t wait !!!

  33. Anonymous says:

    Where are you from in Switzerland? If you come to Neuchâtel…Tell me :)

  34. Sooooo when do we get to hang out then?! Your schedule is so crazy! Can’t wait to see your pics. Find time in ur busy schedule to email me some pictures, esp the one of you and I, it was so cute!

    Reena
    xx

  35. Super yay for coming to Auckland NZ! You are a very lucky guy travelling so much. I’m so jealous!
    http://www.midnightravel.blogspot.com/

  36. Anonymous says:

    New Zealand!

  37. Isabel says:

    Come to Canada!

  38. saray says:

    ooo so cool that coming to my city – Tel Aviv!
    if you want i can be your personal tour guide :D i’ll be more than happy to show you some of the coolest places in my city

  39. Nadia says:

    Hi!! I’m from Argentina. You should go to San Telmo, is the oldest neibourhood in the city and you can see fashionable people and shops too.
    La boca its not like the original, i don’t recommended.
    byee!!!!

  40. Laura says:

    yay for new zealand! on the days you’re in wellington i’ll have to make sure i’m looking good! just in case! exciting!

  41. Yay you’ll be in Aus. Try to be in Sydney on Dec 2, the guys from Ksubi are throwing a HUGE party called “Big in Japan” they are flying heaps of my Tokyo friends in. Going to be so much fun!

  42. Anonymous says:

    Definitely visit us in Auckland! Ponsonby, High st area, Parnell and Newmarket aren’t so bad:)

  43. would be nice if u would come to Adelaide. it’s only an hour plus flight from Melbourne :)

    nicholandbrooklyn.blogspot.com

  44. Daria says:

    Please come to Christchurch when you visit New Zealand!

  45. Kale says:

    Please come to New Zealand!!!!
    Take away the question mark!

  46. Anton P. S. says:

    WOW, I’m excited for you and excited to see the pics!

  47. Anonymous says:

    Hey, Yvan!

    Gosh, it’s so cool you’re finally coming to Buenos Aires… I’m afraid you won’t find it as interesting as… say… Iceland or Finland… (you always take the most amazing pictures at Reykjavik and Helsinki! IMHO)
    But here are some recommendations:

    A cool place where you can catch some stylish fish is the University of Buenos Aires’ School of Architecture & Design (that’s: Universidad de Buenos Aires – Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo).

    Then you can definitely take a walk around Recoleta (you could visit Plaza Francia: an outdoor hippie fair, the surroundings of the Museum of Fine Arts, or the MALBA: Museum of Latin American Arts of Buenos Aires), Palermo “Soho”, also known as Palermo “Hollywood” (a bit overrated, if you ask me!), San Telmo, or Puerto Madero (they’re all neightborhoods).

    And if you wanna check out a little bit of the music scene, you can attend the Gustavo Cerati concert (December 19th) at Club Ciudad de Buenos Aires (outdoor concert). I’m sure you’ll find lots of interesting people and enjoy amazing music by whom is considered to be one of the greatest Latin American rock musicians ever (not just by Latin American people, he’s recently recorded a new track with Roger Waters, for instance).

    Well, sorry about the length of this post, I can’t help it, I’m really detail-oriented! lol

    BESOS from Buenos Aires,

    Clara (big fan of your art)

  48. Zoe Bee says:

    Yvan! you must come to Wellington!

  49. fume_diva says:

    Your Coming to BKK ? OMG …I’ve been such a fan of this Blog !! It’s Amazing your coming here. Bangkok is real up-beat place…

    1. If you want the Party Scene Check out RCA or Thong-Lor

    2. If you want the street Type check out JJ Market (Mor-Chit Skytrain Station)

    3. If you want the Young teenage generation go to Siam Square or Paragon (Take the skytrain to SIAM station)

    Perhaps i’ll see you around. Have fun Traveling..I soo envy you ! Can’t wait to see the pics!

  50. Anonymous says:

    why isn’t singapore on this list?!

  51. Gabi says:

    Great itinerary! hope to see you in Buenos Aires.

  52. Hi, I’m from Indonesia. I saw you mentioned my city, Jakarta.. I’m excited, so would you mind to tell me where’s the specific area in Jakarta will you go for hunt?

    Greetings from Jakarta :)

  53. Anonymous says:

    yes! Tel Aviv is waiting for you
    (just kidding, it never waits for no one.)

    you should go to the Riff Raff club in center TLV because people dress superb there and they’re cool as well

  54. Monica says:

    Wow…that itinerary looks amazing. I can’t wait for you to blog about your travels. I’ll be living vicariously through you.

  55. Anonymous says:

    When your in Bangkok you should have a picnic in Lumpini Park – its huge! Also, the Chatuchak Weekend Market has so many cheap goods like vintage clothing and bric a brac. There is also a sweet temple and some funky bars around Khaosan Road…

  56. Anonymous says:

    yay for New Zealand there are no street photographers of your calibre here.. although I will be in Sydney when your there also.. hope to be one of your subjects :)

  57. 세라 says:

    Wow!
    You’ll visit south korea?
    That’s awesome.

    If you want, I can recommend some hot place to visit like club, boutique. hihi

  58. Anonymous says:

    your coming all the way to australia and your not coming to brisbane and the gold coast (disappointing)
    xoxo

  59. anchiru says:

    I can’t wait you to come to jakarta!!! is hot here but I’m sure you will find something interesting here!! :D
    please let me know where you gonna go when you at jakarta , have a great days. :)
    xxx

  60. Anonymous says:

    to be honest, malaysians are extremely unstylish but since you are there for a day it will be worth it to savour Kuala Lumpur just for the food alone. at night, go to Jalan Ah Lor for amazing and cheap Malaysian good. extremely yummy.

    Jalan Ah Lor
    Various Market Stalls
    7pm-late

    “Located North West of Jalan Bukit Bintang is a wide selection of local food. Some of the best Chinese hawker stalls as well as good coffee shops can be found here. The food is very inexpensive but the quality is excellent. The whole street is full of hawker type of food stalls and all offer tasty local delicacies. One restaurant I have tried and would recommend is Shui Kee Restaurant at 37 Jalan Alor. They are open from 5pm to 4am and their Char Kway Teow is excellent.”

  61. Sara says:

    beyond jealous!

    i think you should add one more stop in your Australian expedition. Brisbaneeeeeeeee. please? pretty pretty please? we’re lonely up here and feel left out. I can be your personal tour guide if needed as well. haha.

    xox
    Sara

  62. C. says:

    WHAO you’re coming to Taipei!!!Welcome

  63. Teffy says:

    OMG Yvan!! that’s a pretty amazing tour around the world..please have fun on Southamerica :)

  64. finn says:

    seoul fashion week! i’m so excited!

  65. Joshua says:

    Wow, Kuala Lumpur is in the list! Whee!

    We have amazing food, please don’t miss out on that while you’re here!

    Best “street style” is probably at fashion events or around the centre of the city.

  66. Anonymous says:

    Ohh yus Wellington you will love it much better then Auckland!

  67. Jack Daniel says:

    I wonder how you can pay for all these trips…

  68. Anonymous says:

    ARGENTINA!!!! AWESOME!

  69. ali says:

    Please when you come to New Zealand come to christchurch! and say when you will be here for me/there for you!

  70. Anonymous says:

    hi there… if you’re in Jakarta, try the malls too, especially Pondok Indah Mall. people are putting a lot of effort just hanging out there…

    cya!

  71. Anonymous says:

    yay! malaysia c:
    where in kl??

  72. ichan says:

    OMG!! you’re coming to jakarta?? I suggest that you maybe could also visit Bandung. it’s only 2 hours away from jakarta. Bandung has the most creative minds and people you can imagine..

    please visit http://www.fashionmadame.blogspot.com

  73. Anonymous says:

    wow wow wow
    I really excited that u will be in Thailand. ( after last trip was canceled by the protest)

    Well ….About night life in Bangkok ,I think Club culture or Bed Supper club are great for the trendy style.

    JJ Market is a flea market that gathering everything in there..

    Siamsquare is a place to hangout for teenager.

    I really jealous for ur world trip

    See ya in Bangkok =)

  74. Anonymous says:

    I´m from Buenos Aires. The obvious places you will find them soon. I suggest you to enter into the artsy scene, small art galleries get good audience, Appetite, PH, Daniel Abate. You need some artsy pals.
    Then you maybe like Feria de Mataderos (not fashionable people, but quite unique). the best parties are private but if there is a Bumbumbox or a Zizek check them out.
    I´m flying to Svizzera the 21st too, may be we fly together, i will try to be stylish!

    María

  75. Anonymous says:

    come to the KuhoPlus launching party @ galoosoop street in Seoul, South Korea. Many people at this clothing launch event. (a fresh new clothing line for a younger generation ages aimed for 20′s)
    it should be filled with celebrities, models, onlookers + galoosoop street in apgujeong is known for the best street fashion!
    COME!
    October 16th 7pm.
    KuhoPlus
    Galoosoopgeel (galoosoop street)
    Apgujeong.

  76. Eunice says:

    That’s so freaking great you’re finally coming to Seoul! I have a feeling you’re going to like it a lot. ;) You’re going to have a slammin’ time! Our fashion is like… diluted Japanese/European, in a way. Well, you’ll see for yourself. Ahhh I’m so excited for you hahaha yayayay

  77. Anette says:

    Facehunter is swiss?!
    I like it!
    jetset.blogg.no

  78. Anonymous says:

    OMG!
    you are going to my country!!!
    TAIWAN!!!

    its amazing! its hard to believe that someone is going to visit my country!

    east district of Taipei is like city side, a lot of shopping mall, small shopping store, club, modern karaoke,

    west district of Taipei is full of young generation, bias Japan, Punk, second hand stuff.

    shin-e distric full of shopping mall and high class club, and taipei 101 (the highest building in the world as far….)

    wish i am in taipei now, so i could probably show you my country!

    good luck!

  79. Anonymous says:

    OMG!
    you are going to my country!!!
    TAIWAN!!!

    its amazing! its hard to believe that someone is going to visit my country!

    east district of Taipei is like city side, a lot of shopping mall, small shopping store, club, modern karaoke,

    west district of Taipei is full of young generation, bias Japan, Punk, second hand stuff.

    shin-e distric full of shopping mall and high class club, and taipei 101 (the highest building in the world as far….)

    wish i am in taipei now, so i could probably show you my country!

    good luck!

  80. Anonymous says:

    Take me with you ;)

  81. Anonymous says:

    Take me with you ;)

  82. aiza says:

    hye.

    i’m from msia. i notice u have a quick stop in kuala lumpur. make sure to go to KLCC tower, central market, petaling street.

    enjoy!

  83. monkey toes says:

    whoaa you’re going to jakarta? just be prepared of the poor air quality there due to inevitable pollutions :D

  84. Anonymous says:

    When coming to New Zealand, you simply MUST come down to Wellington and visit Cuba Street!

  85. Anonymous says:

    Welcome to Taipei, Taiwan! weeeheeee! so glad you are coming to visit:)

    here are some suggestion for you in Taipei!

    you may take MRT to Zhong-Xiao Dun Hua station (exit2), it’s in blue lines. there are some little chic shops and bars around this area, and fashion people are always here.

    and taipei 101, it’s also in blue line, Taipei City Hall Station. clubs and working buildings gethering in this area.

    you may also go to Shu-ling night market, it’s in red line, Jien-tan Station. you can see lots of local people here, and it’s a good place for food hunting!

    and next, Shi-Da night market, Gu-Ting Station, in MRT green line. it’s near an university and lots of foreigners are here as Shi-Da university is one of the biggest chinese-learning school.

    wish you a nice trip in Taiwan!:)

  86. Anonymous says:

    Welcome to Taipei, Taiwan! weeeheeee! so glad you are coming to visit:)

    here are some suggestion for you in Taipei!

    you may take MRT to Zhong-Xiao Dun Hua station (exit2), it’s in blue lines. there are some little chic shops and bars around this area, and fashion people are always here.

    and taipei 101, it’s also in blue line, Taipei City Hall Station. clubs and working buildings gethering in this area.

    you may also go to Shu-ling night market, it’s in red line, Jien-tan Station. you can see lots of local people here, and it’s a good place for food hunting!

    and next, Shi-Da night market, Gu-Ting Station, in MRT green line. it’s near an university and lots of foreigners are here as Shi-Da university is one of the biggest chinese-learning school.

    wish you a nice trip in Taiwan!:)

  87. Sarah says:

    So cool that you’re coming to Tel Aviv. I can give you lots of recommendations for going out/eating/seeing art (or you can also visit my blog).

    For the latest events about the art scene here you can visit this FB page: http://www.facebookcom/telavivgalleries

    Have fun and don’t hesitate to contact me for more suggestions!

  88. Gary says:

    I cant believe you in South Africa soon! That is great! Hit Long Street and Kloof Street for some great photos.

    Kindest
    Gary Payn

  89. Anonymous says:

    Since you’ll be in Tel Aviv, you might as well come to Jerusalem!

  90. Anonymous says:

    Great :D

  91. Anonymous says:

    Love you

  92. Anonymous says:

    Super great! Finally you come to Buenos Aires, there are many places to visit .. including Recoleta, a perfect place to spend under the sun. I’d love to meet you through the streets of my city. You should also visit my house hehe. Florencia xxxo

  93. Anonymous says:

    yay, finally u r coming to Kuala Lumpur. u sould go to Bukit Bintang to capture lots of cool street style. cant wait to see u there!

  94. For your trip in Bangkok, there is an amazing show of the NYC ballet in Thailand Cultural Center on Saturday the 17th at night. Yes, next to Kao san road you get the trendy bars, lumphono night market is designer’s but also asian/crowdy/messy style bazaar.

    And anyways, Thailand is such a good place for you, everyone is trendy, doing what he can with his own budget.

    Do you know of any nice event going on during your stay?

    enjoy !

  95. Anonymous says:

    Warm welcome to Bangkok.

  96. Anonymous says:

    Im from south africa and i see your heading that way…

    great stuff.. cape town is the fashion capital but i must let you know that Joburg is not far behind.. theres alot of local trends that stick to the city.. for eg: alot of the fashionistas are mixing local culture with high end fashion… same applys for durban.

    As for sydney.. this is where i live now.. and ill have to say there are alot of trends and fashionistas that stand out.. alot of the trendy people tend to be on oxford street in paddinton..newtown, kings cross and generally scattered all around the city..

    Melbourne is in the forefront of sydney fashion.. alot of the trends that the country follows usually start in melbourne.. so it would be soo cool if you could start there then progress to sydney..

    have a great time..

    =]]

  97. LiaTin says:

    for indonesia i suggest you to visit Bandung which is only 2 hours away from Jakarta. Its a very artsy town, you’ll enjoy it

  98. sapph says:

    YAY you’re coming to Melbourne again! Thankyou! let us know where you’ll be!
    ps who pays for all your trips!? lucky!

  99. Ayan says:

    Wow….!!how is feeling?

  100. *xoxo* says:

    i like it all! good job!

  101. edith says:

    horay! when your in auckland be sure to check out k-road. i’ll be waiting for you there

  102. Anonymous says:

    when you come to são paulo, go to our fabulous restaurants. I suggest DOM, LE MARAIS and FASANO! But there are A LOT of other options that I could spend the hole day listing! Good luck

  103. Abaq says:

    you should extend your stay for Malaysia International Fashion Week in Kuala Lumpur, from the 4th-8th Nov!
    You don’t wanna miss the 15.30 show on the 7th. MADMUB is showing!

  104. FashionJazz says:

    Wow, this is such exciting news!!! I have been a fan of your blog for ages, I live in Cape Town and have my own fashion blog and I write a column on Style Scoop called The Fearless Fashionista. Where about are you going to be in Cape Town? I would luv to meet up with you, your pics are so inspiring and you have lots of fans in SA!

    Jasna

    http://www.fashionjazz.co.za
    http://twitter.com/fashionjazz

  105. Anonymous says:

    how about try come to hong kong?

  106. Anonymous says:

    how about try come to hong kong?

  107. victoria says:

    Excellent trip!!! Im planning to do a trip like yours!!, Im still looking for cheap apartments in Buenos Aires, couse I dont wanna to a pay a lot everywhere I go!!! Suggest me places to visit in the cities please!!