Flashback: Goodbye Stusta

I woke up that morning quite early. I had a meeting with some clients at the other end of the city, with my boss, and was already running late. A habit of mine It dawned on me that in the upcoming days I was getting kicked out of the student accommodations I had called home…

Roadtrippin’ East Quebec Craft Brews

At first, the plan was simple. Very. I was to go to Quebec city a few days with my roomie and our mutual friend visiting from Germany, and then head up north and show my tourists the beautiful region of Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean, you know, where people speak funny (ok not so much). But…Roger was in town….

Halifax, or the journey home

26 Hours. That’s how long I waited in Frankfurt for my flight to be arranged. Because all you can wish for after the stupidest of check-ins and waiting in line for hours, is to be told, seconds before you board your plane, that the flight’s cancelled. Fun times Sweet, I’ll get to chill in Frankfurt…

Rügen, Germany

Right after Salzburg, there was a last trip to the agenda before heading back to Canada. It was not Istanbul, Amsterdam, Venice or even just the Black Forest. It was one place we discussed seeing many times with my friend but never got around going there despite me regularly visiting her in Berlin, more than…

Salzburg, Austria

There is this strong feeling of inadequacy when you spent a lot of time somewhere and have yet to discover the surroundings with the imminence of your return looming. I, like many, felt compelled to travel even more knowing that soon I would be on a plane bound to Canada, not really sure when I…

Ulm, Germany

It started too early on a Saturday morning. Like most I-Club activities. Early morning at the Hauptbahnoff. We were supposed to visit Ulm, a city located to the West of Munich, halfway on the road to Stuttgart. Directly on the river Danube, it is known as a tiny scenic place. Today Ulm is a tiny…

Business in London, UK

And so I was invited by my employer to fly with the rest of the Munich office for two days in the United Kingdom’s capital. At the beautiful office located in no other place than the famed “City of London” district. Also widely known as “The Square Mile”, widely considered as the world’s financial district…

Partnachklamm, Germany

We did not get to sleep as much as we would have liked to. Nonetheless we got up to the buzzing sound of my old HTC cell phone’s alarm, recycled as an clock, because of its terribly annoying ringer. We packed in a haste our backpacks. My friend with a tiny sling bag smaller than…

Praha, Czech Republic

I was patiently waiting for him at the airport bus drop off, near the station named Nordfriedhof (North Cemetery). Holding tight my little piece of cardboard written “Vince of wood” on it. My friend Vincent was coming to visit me in Munich. Over 6,000 kilometres away from home and ten months after leaving. I was…

Day of the Bavarian Beer

Last April 23rd was the “Tag des Bayerischen Bieres“, the day where Bavarians and Bavarian brewers celebrate one of the oldest laws still in use ! – The original “Reinheitsgebot“, or German Beer Purity Law, officially started being in use in the duchy of Bavaria when, on 23 April 1516 it was endorsed officilly by…

Traditions (Saint-Patrick’s Day)

Travel. . . Routine. Two words that don’t work very well together. I am not a big fan of routine, or traditions. I do have very few. But I do, however, hold one very dear. Saint-Patricks Day in Montréal. The first year in some that I am not there. –     –    …

A Formulæ

You know you have the right formula when living abroad has this perfect mix of home routine, friends and adventure. Being able to balance a certain level of social comfort while still having stars in your eyes when walking around is what makes it all an exquisite experience. All of these little meaningful moments that you…

Das Studentenleben

The student life. Never was I considered like someone who parties a lot. Neither was I ever considered like someone who would like to forgo a bit of comfort in favor of sleeping in the public showers of a Canadian national park, or live in a 12m² flat. Then, I delved right into the possibilities…

Crazy week (CS 2/2)

A crazy week right before the holidays Part one of my CS adventures here Right before I went to the west part of Germany, then Luxembourg, Strasbourg (France), Trier (Oldest city in Germany) and finally Berlin for my birthday and new year’s eve, I had this crazy week. . . If you have a Couchsurfing…

Christmas in Saarland, Germany

A small photo update of what a small village in the west of Germany looks like. I left Munich on the 23rd, in the afternoon and crossed to the western end of Germany in four hours Autobahn I was invited to spend quality christmas time with my friend Denise’s family. She was my roomate on…

Couchsurfing (CS 1/2)

Have you ever heard of couchsurfing ? Really ? Well couchsurfing is something you should know about if you happen to be on my blog. It’s this little amazing thing that let’s you meet people from all walks of life, all around the world in a generosity based community. The idea is to share. Share…

The Austrian Slopes (Alps 2/2)

Part 1 The closer we were approaching the mountains the sharper the air got. We finally arrived at the Glacier. The Pitzaler. It took quite long as we left from Obersdorf in Germany and the 3 kilometers high glacier was further away in Austria. We had a change of plans twice due to the lack…

Die Klausentreiben Nacht (Alps 1/2)

It’s Friday early morning. The smokey windows of my room indicate me that it’s cold outside. Even by my standards. Perfect for a trip to the alps. Good, one was planned for the past month and a half. Crawl out of bed, pack my bag and on my way I was to meet friends from…

Tollwood Winterfestival, Germany

It is indeed a small world. Sometimes its tininess can really surprise us, sometimes it’s just like fate has a mysterious way of working things out. I was traveling across Canada in a minivan for a little short than a week. With me, our driver Markus. A German expat currently exploring the world and making…