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?”

Weekend en Picardie

17/11/2015: Adrien and Cécile’s house is located in a little village surrounded by fields and forests. Most of the time, some burning wood in the fireplace is warming up the living room, bringing this specific smell and atmosphere I love. I had three very peaceful and relaxing days, sharing my time between game playing andContinue reading “Weekend en Picardie”

Why do we only rest in peace? Why can’t we live in peace too? / Pourquoi seulement reposer en paix? Ne peut-on pas aussi vivre en paix?

14/11/2015: yesterday evening, after taking three trains I finally reached the little train station where Adrien was waiting for me. Once in his place we exchanged the last news, listened to music, drank a couple of beers and laughed a lot. Later we went to bed, that is the moment when I finally checked myContinue reading “Why do we only rest in peace? Why can’t we live in peace too? / Pourquoi seulement reposer en paix? Ne peut-on pas aussi vivre en paix?”

Etretat, Normandie

11/11/2015: back in France, I am now visiting Delphine, Maxime and their children who live in Le Havre, in Normandy region. They offered me to go to Etretat for the day, a few kilometres away from Le Havre. After having a delicious lunch in a restaurant with a panoramic view on the beach, we hadContinue reading “Etretat, Normandie”

Versailles (FR) & Liège (BE)

06/11/2015: after Paris, the plan is to have a relaxing day in Versailles, where Nico lives. I woke up late and left his place around lunchtime, looking for a nice place to eat before heading to the Palace of Versailles, former royal residence of a few French kings (before we started cutting their heads off).Continue reading “Versailles (FR) & Liège (BE)”