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…

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…

Sylvester Travels

Happy New year.
Looking back on the last moments of 2014 and early moments of 2015.

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…

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…

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…

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, a good year or a bad year. I had to make the most out of it I told…

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 headquarters about the city we now call the Phoenix of Poland. 85% of its structures utterly destroyed or wiped…

Mein Deutsche, the parliament and cheap beer

More and more I visit 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 positive…

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…