Random stories from along the journey

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Meet the world

I can retrace my journey on every map, or in my mind. But I can also retrace it with the people I have met along the way, the friends I have made. It is amazing to see how many people I have met, and how much they contributed to shape this journey. In the end, it […]

Travel bug

This video surfaced in 2011 around the time when I started to think seriously about making this journey. It fascinated, moved and inspired me. Weirdly, I didn’t have it on my laptop when I left. Today, I watched it again. And again. And again. And again. And I cried.

Changes

Continuing to be introspective on this cloudy day, I have thought a lot about what I have learned on this trip (blog post writing in progress), but also what has changed. As said yesterday, I can’t really tell. I’m still me. It might be friends who may or may not realize a change, once I am back […]

You can never do the same thing twice

You can never do the same thing twice. If anything, this is a lesson that I have learned, here in Santiago on the second visit. Not that it’s been bad. On the contrary. It’s been great fun to be back, it’s been familiar, and easy. It has not been the same, rather a smooth continuation of […]

Ticket panic

I got up at 5.45 in the morning, in time for the pre-sale of Madonna tickets in a couple of European cities. Ticket panic! As usual, the first day of a pre-sale went horribly wrong. Links that were supposed to work at a certain time were not activated yet, and fans were in panic… until […]

My next project

Here is my next project, for when I return to the real world and join the ranks of the working population again: Madonna’s Rebel Heart World Tour. The announcement came a bit early – I had hoped I had more time to save money – and the pre-sale for some shows start tomorrow, so I […]

Do it again?!

As this trip is coming to an end, I keep thinking of other projects. Maybe it’s something I need to focus on, to bridge the return to real life. Well, first there’s the Madonna Tour 2015, which will be announced on 2 March, and I am already freaking out…. If the dates fit well with potential […]

Globally online

Being online is vital for the planning and execution of this trip. It’s less about being able to make local phone calls. The essential thing is a strong 3G signal and a good data package. It’s the first thing I try to get in a country, often at the airport. The phone companies have started […]