Travel is the only thing that you buy that makes you richer Chiang Mai is a 90 mn fly away from Hanoi. In less than 2 hours, you land in another galaxy : Forget about the pollution and the hustle and bustle of the Vietnamese capital and immerse yourself in blue skies, green mountains, golden temples, and feel how your lungs and heart feel happy … Continue reading Family escape in Chiang Mai: 6 must do! (1/2)
It’s already been a year since our little family of 4 has settled in Hanoi. Yes, we are totally melting in summer, freezing in winter and we do wear the usual anti pollution masks far too often. But we played it like Vietnamese scooter drivers. We connected to the energy of the vibrant city and kept on moving. There is so much to explore here, … Continue reading Our first year in Hanoi: 3 tips for new expat families
The suspense is finally over! We know where we’ll unpack our luggages .. Europe ?.. I was totally into moving back to the old continent, first of all to be closer to the family. Second to dwell into the seasons I’ve been missing so much for the last decade. And eventually because I am craving for French food. My body can not deal with an additional … Continue reading On the move again, guess where ..
I am French therefore I love complaining. It is in my DNA. When I read about the French new combat on the infamous Burkini invading our beautiful beaches, I should have reacted strongly. Yet I still don’t understand the fuss. Why? I am a proud feminist, anti clerical and a born democrat. Still .. Blame it on 20 years away from home. On meeting people from … Continue reading I am French, laic, democrat and feminist. Yet I don’t understand the burkini ban
…”I was already feeling the familiar thrill of of beginning a journey, the sense of relief that always fills me when I know that I can not be reached, that I am not booked or expected anywhere, that I have no commitment except those created by chance. How wonderful is it to mix with a crowd as an ordinary traveler, free from one’s own role, … Continue reading This so unique Spirit of Travel
Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge :Photos are visual spaces where shapes and lines, objects, and people come together. Only Indian can tell the real meaning of Crowded. But whatever the apparent messy and chaotic looks of the places, you’ll get used to read between the lines and get a sense of direction. Forget your compass, your google map and your agenda. Live by the moment and remember that what … Continue reading “Mind the gap, please mind the gap”
“Live your life in the manner you would like your kids to live theirs” (or maybe we could meet halfway ?..) Continue reading Photo101: My Treasures
As I was watching this ad, I felt my blood pressure rising and my smile getting larger and larger. It filled me with dynamism and positivism. I don’t even know the product, but on a semiotic point of view, the ad is perfect : It transfers all the attributes of adventure, passion, community, love and sharing to the brand. It really did the trick on me, I … Continue reading TGIMonday: best ways to get you high this week
Fellow travelers, explorers, expats, this one is made for us. Thanks to my great teacher on Advertising and Society for sharing this hilarious video of HSBC: I laughed so hard at their illustration of the French “carefree approach”, and recognized me in the poor lad who traveled to South America, but wait and see the ad number 6 about the dining etiquette in China, this … Continue reading Never underestimate the power of local knowledge !
It just needs a story teller.” Ka Bino Guerrero, Heritage interpretor Even after 7 months, I am still considering myself as new to Cebu. I am trying to get a bit off the beaten track (as long as it is Attilas proof!) but I was missing the tips and advices of local friends. Big Salamat to Cebu Blogging Community for having accepted me in their very welcoming, … Continue reading “The story is just right here