Tequila laundry

Most of my blog updates are impersonal and only bring up where or what I actually did in terms of landmarks etc. We are far away from what I started as short weird stories that happened to me in Montreal. Far from the short snippets I would post on the road across Canada, bumming on…

Vanished Elsewhere – Name Change

Recylcing my old blog’s name, using my family name as url. Two things that are not really efficient or original. It all made sense when I was crossing Canada and had limited internet time and resources. However, now settled, at least in a temporary fashion, in Munich, I have spare time. I can therefore change…

Deutsches Museum, Germany

We met early morning (who am I kidding !?, it was a 11 !, I’m just so lazy); Another day out with the I-Club. International students and Bavarian students organizing activities for auslanders. Just approaching the structure, crossing the street/bridge following the indications to the museum I could not really comprehend that this whole Island…

Bayerish Halloween

Halloween in Bavaria. Pretty much like regular Halloween, with less people participating and bigger parties it seems. Many just don’t make plans and go with the flow. I was invited to 3 parties. A student one home, in Studentenstadt, one in another student housing spot in Olympiazentrum and one in a big big big (did…

OTGG: Quality audio on the go

On the go gadgets. You like to listen to music ? Like to listen to music so that it doesn’t sound like absolute garbage. But you are a You can make it happen. First I’m not and audiophile. I just like my stuff not to sound like crap. But yes, half my playlist consists of…

Lake Alpsee, Germany

Walking in the prismatic amazement that is the woods and mountains in fall. Feeling the chilly wind on your cheeks while the sun is still warm. The sound of leaves cracking under your soles. Fall is a great moment of the year to visit some places that are too crowded during the summer, and to…

Regensburg, Germany

The first official week of class in a foreign country, as an international student living in student housing is always the first week where you really experience the rule “Obligations, Social life, Sleep: pick two”. A whole week of basically going out every other day. Friends here, bar there, international meet-and-greet there, etc. I set…

September ends

Greenday’s “Wake me up when September ends” suddenly makes a lot of sense. With October already well on it’s way, it marks the end of the biggest folk fair in the world. Oktoberfest is over. It is year after year held in Münich, Bavaria, Germany. An international fatherland symbol. Held every year in the Theresienwiese,…

Flashback : Across Ireland

  A short mash up of some pictures and shaky images taken during my trip through Ireland with my friends Guillaume & Mary. The video spans from our first moments in Dublin to our final goal; Giant’s Causeway.

Journey to München (2/2)

Setting up a new life A long bus ride later, I find myself looking through the big tinted windows to a gorgeously old German city. Thinking about the fact that I will be here for some time, good year or bad year. I had to make the most out of it I told myself. Getting…

Journey to München (1/2)

The road to Munich. It all started in Montréal, Québec, Canada. In a small neighborhood called Verdun. Just between Wellington Street and Lasalle Boulevard. A small apartment on the second floor. A young man decided to change a few things about his life. He had this realization after understanding he still was not so sure…

Topography of terror & Berlin Third wave coffee

What better way to kill the day’s spirit than visiting an exposition about how Germany tried to eradicate Warsaw from the face of the earth. An exposition set up in the ruins of an old Gestapo headquarter about the city we now call the Phoenix of Poland. 85% of it’s structures utterly destroyed or wiped…

Mein Deutsche, the parliament and cheap beer

More and more I travel in Berlin, the more I realize that speaking German is not an asset but a necessity. The very rare occasions when I manage to ask or say a complete idea in German, without sounding completely out of it (still retaining a terrible accent i’m sure) I usually get much more…

Crawling Berlin, Germany

What better way to get introduced to the city, than a pub crawl. Or should we mention, an alternative pub crawl. As we would only visit local bars, dive bars and underground scene bars. So not much for touristy places. It all started at ’round 21:00 pm. In a small local pub with latin /…

Berlin, Berlin

I was not 24 hours in Berlin I was already in love with the city. First it was the evening when I arrived so I just sat under the world clock staring at the tv tower while some guy played hangdrum next to me in exchange for euro cents. Then a small pub with it’s…

Paris & Wanderlust, France

Got up in the cold damp darkness of 5 am Meaux, a small township very close to Paris. Dressed up quickly, packed what was left to pack in a flash and left just as fast, a quick hug to Blandine, my host, and on the way to the airport I was. Berlin was waiting. Marching…

Le Vaucluse, France

It is a very pretty region in the close vincinity of Marseille with a lot of local tourism but few internationals. Not much to say as it’s pretty straightforward but underground water sources, beautiful lakes, cave, grottos and red hills are part of the visit. Gorgeous mountain side cities and old castles on top of…

La Provence, France

While it was established my blog would be in Inglès for you 14 random people from the internet who follow it, I will reserve the right to title my posts to my liking, and really, I have no idea what “Provence” could be translated to. So it will stay titled in French. In Marseille the…

Sixteen hours in London, UK

Hard to visit one of the world’s fashion, finance and culture capital in 16 hours especially when most of that time will be spent traveling, packing, getting lost and sleeping. In the end, London is gorgeous, pretty busy at night in the right districts yet everything is closed past midnight. Big Ben is awesome but…