Entering Auschwitz

May 2017, it smells of lilac flowers in the courtyard of Auschwitz I. It looks strangely calm and empty there, everything seems symetrical with the blockhouses and their bricks, the trees. There are many school groups and visitors, I picked a visit in French and our guide has a lovely polish accent. When we left … Continue reading Entering Auschwitz

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Luang Prabang, gold, ochre & saffron

Last year, before flying to Australia, I met a lovely lady on a bus ride from London to Oxford and she told me all about her one month trip to Laos. She must have made a great impression on me because I kept Luang Prabang at the back of my mind for a long, long … Continue reading Luang Prabang, gold, ochre & saffron

Lonely Sailor

    "I know my limits, that's why I'm beyond". Serge Gainsbourg When I was 17, sitting in a French class, a teacher barged in and asked out of the blue if anyone with a good level of English would be interested in a French language assisting job in a British school. At the time, … Continue reading Lonely Sailor

Bon voyage!

Travelling is part of me, I cannot remain static. Life is an alternation of inertia and movement. Travelling is a key to open the gates of new cultures, because we should never content ourselves with what we already know. Discovering music, food, landscapes, people is part of stimulating your brain, eventually it helps open your […]