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 vicinity 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 travelling, packing, getting lost and sleeping. Especially with a camera that does not handle high ISOs very well In the end, London is gorgeous, pretty busy at night in the right…

Glasgow, UK

Glasgow is a city that is beautiful to look at. However, due to poor planning, a lot of time was spent on other things than exploring it. For the poor traveler, it is, however, a great destination as for much of its prices are like the UK (reasonably expensive) it has a load of free…

Loch Ness, UK

We arrived in Scotland at close to midnight in a small coastal town called Cairnryan next to the eponymous loch. The harbour was dark, empty and far from anything else. We met a nice guy from Brazil that one of us met before, that rendered hitching a ride next to impossible. Decided we walked on…

Clochán an Aifir, UK

In Gaelic ou “La chaussée des géants” en Français, is the name given to the world heritage site located on the northern tip of the island of Ireland. Composed of over forty thousand basalt blocks over thousands and thousands of years old. The blocks interlock as steps and create what the olde folk named the…

Getting to the Causeway, UK

The road to the causeway is a bumpy one. Our trip in Leprechaun land all started in Dublin. It took us to beautiful Cork, along the east coast, then to Galway. Shortly after did we take on the west coast, then Letterfrack and the Connemara park. Back to Galway to go back to Dublin and…

Dead children, Diamond Hill & Roxie the rockstar dog

We had met in Galway a French couple and two nice French girls. We chatted and drank the evening away. After some classic hostel bounding we elaborated a masterplan for the next day. Interesting day. We took a tour bus with Healey tours to Connemara park but asked them to drop us midparkour in Letterfrack….

The way to Galway, Ireland

Setting off early morning, the wet air of Cork wakes us up despite the sunday-everything-is-closed lack of coffee. On our silent unsure way to the bus meeting point, we make sure to take a last picture of the beautiful and welcoming township of  Cork. We took a tour bus for 6€ more (35€) as it…

Is there Cork in Cork, Ireland ?

That is the question Guillaume der gnome was asking in the bus on our way to Cork this afternoon, Galway having no cheap hostels with free rooms or places to couch surf. I’m so happy we made the trip. See, Cork is exactly like Dublin but smaller, a tad more silent and yet, it seems…

Dublin’s Botanical Garden & Irish food

The most of us think that when you are travelling everyday will be a 7am to midnight day. Wrong. Sometimes it’s good to get up late and appreciate the day without jetlag. Another day spent walking around in Dublin, getting in fancy two stories buses and all the European classics never had the chance to…

Walking in Dublin, Ireland

A small one hour walk lets me clear my mind and pop a nice hdr picture of dusky Dublin. My head rested, I realize I posted 3 times in a quite long and busy day.  A pint of tasty O’hara’s stout, alone at the bar of the very trendy “Generator” hostel, I post my hdr…

A pint of Guinness in Ireland

Obviously, Dublin and a little time implies a Guinness at the end of the day. Buuuut when everyone’s tired and jetlag, add on top moodyness and overpriced Guinness, it does impair the fun a tad. Let’s see how a sandwich and a walk around Dublin improves my mood and lets me sleep. 🙂

Arrival in Dublin, Ireland

Dublin sure is a pretty sight for sore eyes. Just a shame I had to waste an hour at the post office to ship a bag of clothes to my friend in Germany. Needed to hunt for a box in downtown Dublin as, you see, they don’t ship big bags. Taped the empty bag on…

Leaving home

And it is sitting in the Toronto airport, getting up slowly to board a plane towards St. John’s and then Dublin that I realized that leaving was hard, but that you needed to jump with both feet and without bracing so that you could really live a moment or experience. Like thoses mountains in Canmore……

Shits and Giggles

Is there nothing like an evening in a city you call home. Feeling like you cannot fathom that surge of travel desire, or desire to meet new interesting people. It’s always amazing to just enter a hostel following a friends invitation. To be greeted by a microbiology PhD lad from Saskatchewan, that’s actually Irish, cooking…

Travel and electricity

Shopping online for a few gadgets I would need before I leave made it very clear that it was not a simple task to travel for an extended period of time as some of our american electronics & electrics only work on 110v where as in most other part of our big blue planet, the…