Over a year ago

It’s been over a year ago that I returned from my journey around the world. In fact, I totally forgot the anniversary. Which is a good sign, I guess. The fact that I was just back in Melbourne, half way around the globe again, probably helped, and I forgot it. When I came back in March 2015, […]

Renovation time

Ok, it’s time to renovate the look of this blog! As the journey is over, and I won’t be posting much more on here, I’ll work on a new layout, making the different cities more accessible. So forgive if the site may look a bit weird in parts, I am working on adapting the posts […]

Half a year

I just realized that I am back for half a year now – a kind of a landmark. And I completely missed it. Maybe it’s a good sign. Or maybe I was too pre-occupied with the two-year landmark: it’s been two whole years that I left on this trip. I really can’t believe it. Every […]

Nostalgie/a

I was back in Montreal. One of my favourite cities on my trip around the world. I went there to see the launch of Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour, (reports and pictures on my new travel site TheWaywardTraveller.com). It was really weird to travel again. And natural at the same time.  My first long-haul flight since […]

My itinerary (all in one)

The journey is over. Here is an overview of my itinerary, all in one post. First of all, here it is, all in one single map. Zoom in to follow me on my different trips. The dates and links to the cities I lived in are below.   Leg 1 03/10-20/10 Rio de Janeiro 20/10-27/10 Sao Paulo […]

The things I have learned

What have you learned….? In Santiago? In Melbourne? in Mexico? All over your trip…? It is one of these questions people will undoubtedly ask at one point when talking about my trip around the world. I can’t really tell (yet) for sure – some things I realised early on, some are evident, some only materialize […]

Adulthood

I have a feeling like I’m growing up again, just faster. If the sabbatical and the trip around the world was like a huge time out to live as a kid, carefree, doing what I wanted, whenever and wherever I wanted, then coming back feels like a fast track to responsible adulthood. I always thought […]

The boy with the red shoes

Today I took the plane home, to Lake Constance. We have a class reunion, 21 years after High School (we didn’t make it last year…) I was looking forward to it – seeing old friend again… some I see every time I’m back at the Lake, some I haven’t seen in what might well be […]

The Best?

Inevitably, the question everybody asks after a trip around the world is: where did you like it best? And it is impossible to answer. I wanted to refuse to answer it. The questions is so… reductive. It tries to narrow down the richness of a month’s experiences in a city, all the things I’ve seen, […]

Three months later

I’m back for three months. At the risk of repeating myself, I’ll keep updating the blog on how I feel, returning… People still ask me about it daily, and I am still really busy sorting out my feelings and memories. I guess this trip has been a life changer. Funnily, even though the preparations were […]

Paris Air Show

I have a weird relationship with planes and flying in general. On the one hand I am fascinated by it. The technology, the sheer power behind a plane weighing a few hundred tons to lift off and carry me safely around the globe…. Then again I am afraid of it. Sitting in a plane, and […]

Jeu de Balle

One of my favorite spots on a Sunday in Brussels is the Jeu de Balle Square in the Marolles neighborhood. Ducking under the towering Palais de la Justice, in the lower part of town, the Marolles have always been a poorer, worker’s neighborhood, deemed somewhat unruly. It’s precisely for that reason that the Palace of […]