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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…