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?”

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”

Paris, here I come! / Paris, j’arrive!

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step…” Lao Tzu 04/11/2015: the first step of my trip will be in Paris and Versailles to visit my childhood friend Nico B. As he is working during the day, I am using my free time to do some sightseeing in my hometown (yes IContinue reading “Paris, here I come! / Paris, j’arrive!”

How it all started… Comment tout a commencé…

Five years ago I was made redundant after working for almost 10 years in the same company. I took it as a once in a lifetime opportunity and decided to use this free time to travel. As I never took the time to properly document this great trip, I thought the lockdown was a chanceContinue reading “How it all started… Comment tout a commencé…”