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.
22/01/2016: the last days of this wonderful trip in the wild Mongolia were amazing too. Our driver and its nice car brought us to Khustain Nuruu National Park where we would spend the second night in a yurt camp.
19-20/01/2016: as we still had plenty of time after seeing Genghis Khan Statue and Turtle Rock, and while we were still in Terelj National Park, my guide brought me to a place where I had a chance to do some dogsledding on the frozen Terelj River.
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”
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”
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”
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”
20/12/2015: after a very quick stop in Paris where I surprised Kevin (with the help of Karelle) and spent a great evening, I went on with my French trip and today is my last day in Le Mans. Once again, I was hosted by some adorable friends, and once again it was I was visitingContinue reading “Le Mans”
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”
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”