Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, Pertuis

08/12/2015: I have just spent some amazing days in Aix-en-Provence (close to Marseille) with my friends Nico and Flo and their daughter Soléane, a beautiful little girl who also happens to be my goddaughter. We had some quality time together and we even prepared the Christmas decorations! The weather in the South of France beingContinue reading “Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, Pertuis”

Perpignan, Nîmes 2

03/12/2015: today I am going to Aix-en-Provence, but before leaving, I wanted to share 2 pictures quite representative of Perpignan and Nimes: The Arena of Nimes: it is a Roman amphitheatre built almost 2000 years ago and still in a very good shape. Perpignan train station: according to the painter Salvador Dali, this station is theContinue reading “Perpignan, Nîmes 2”

Perpignan, Nîmes

01/12/2015: after landing in Carcassonne, I went directly to Perpignan to visit one side of my family. In Thuir, to be precise. This was more a relaxing break than a touristic visit, but the weather was great and I used one little walk to take some pictures of my mum’s favourite Pyrenean mountain: Le Canigou.Continue reading “Perpignan, Nîmes”

Carcassonne airport / L’aéroport de Carcassonne

29/11/2015: after leaving Dublin (once more), I landed in Carcassonne, a small town about 100 kilometers South-East of Toulouse. The airport of Carcassonne has a special meaning to me: as the closest Ryanair airport from Toulouse, it was my arrival point almost every time I was coming back to France during the 10 years ofContinue reading “Carcassonne airport / L’aéroport de Carcassonne”

The “not so fun” bits before travelling… / Les choses “pas si fun” avant de voyager…

27/11/2015: temporarily back to Dublin after the Norwegian stay, my time is currently shared between visiting friends, organising a leaving party and preparing the next steps of the journey. Getting ready for a trip is part of the trip itself, and most of the time it is exciting, but there are some slightly annoying points.Continue reading “The “not so fun” bits before travelling… / Les choses “pas si fun” avant de voyager…”

Beautiful Norway / Merveilleuse Norvège

22/11/2015: Malin and Marek kept me busy during my weekend in Norway. We drove around beautiful places and enjoyed some amazing sunsets on lakes and forests. We spent some time around the famous three swords statues, which were particularly photogenic. On Saturday night they treated me with a tasty dinner. Later we went out againContinue reading “Beautiful Norway / Merveilleuse Norvège”

Arrival in Norway! / Arrivée en Norvège!

20/11/2015: yesterday I stepped in Norway for the first time in my life. After a stop in Oslo, I landed in Stavanger. Both landings allowed me to enjoy beautiful views from the plane. 20/11/2015: hier j’ai posé le pied en Norvège pour la première fois de ma vie. Après une escale à Oslo, j’ai atterriContinue reading “Arrival in Norway! / Arrivée en Norvège!”

Where, when, how? / Où, quand, comment?

19/11/2015: today I am flying to Norway where I will visit some old friends, but before that I wanted to talk about the trip preparation: I thought having enough time (and money) was sufficient to quickly start travelling… I was so wrong! Going on a big trip (meaning out of Europe and for a fewContinue reading “Where, when, how? / Où, quand, comment?”