China: Harbin Snow and Ice Festival / Festival de sculptures sur glace et de neige de Harbin

29/01/2016: I finally arrived in China. The trip itself was fine, and the arrival in Beijing was quick and easy thanks to a fast train going straight from the airport to the city. I even managed to use the metro without getting lost.

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia / Oulan-Bator, Mongolie

16/01/2016: I’m going out of the plane and enjoy my first steps in Mongolia. All my plans, everything I read in guides and Internet is becoming reality, it is a crazy feeling! A bit of stress, as I am now so far away from everything and everybody I know, but a huge excitement at theContinue reading “Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia / Oulan-Bator, Mongolie”

Seoul/Incheon airport

15/01/2016: here I am, I finally left Europe! My last days in France were, as usual, nicely spent at Adrien and Cecile’s place, and yesterday he drove me to Roissy Airport where I took my first flight to Doha. As an Airbus fan, I was glad to fly in an A380 from Qatar Airways forContinue reading “Seoul/Incheon airport”

Last bits of France before the departure / Un peu de France avant le départ

10/01/2016: after spending Christmas in Ireland with some friends, I am back in France for the last days before heading to Asia. I visited my sister Perrine in Bordeaux and took this opportunity to discover the town. We then went together to Clermont-Ferrand where we celebrated the New Year’s Eve and my cousin Hervé’s weddingContinue reading “Last bits of France before the departure / Un peu de France avant le départ”

Cold countries and me / Les pays froids et moi

The start date of the “real” trip (meaning out of Europe) is now set: I will leave frmo Paris on the 9th of January and the first destination will be Mongolia, as planned. At this time of the year, Mongolia will be cold, very cold, even more than that! Many people asked me why IContinue reading “Cold countries and me / Les pays froids et moi”