Today, the Olympic torch for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro will be lit by the High Priesstess using the reflection of the sunlight in a concave mirror in Olympia, where the Olympic Games took place in classical times. I did not have the chance to assist to this ceremony in Olympia but I was lucky enough to go to visit the site and to get tickets for the … Continue reading Olympia and the Olympics
I’ve hesitated a lot about writing about my snowboarding trips. I ride, I sleep, I eat. I don’t take time to visit anything, to walk (walk really?!) or to do any other things. I’ve started my skiing years in Switzerland with my primary school. My school sent us 3 weeks (yep 3!) at the age of 10-11 far away from our parents (yay!). We were … Continue reading Where to ski and ride in France?
Let’s be honest, waking up at 4.00 am in the salt hotel after 2 days of poor sleep was not pleasant at all but we knew that this was THE day. The day we finally reached Salar de Uyuni. Our guide stopped us right in the middle of the salt flats with no one else around a few minutes before the sunrise. It was soooooooo … Continue reading From San Pedro to Uyuni: Day 3
Tuesday night, I booked a flight to go to Rome from Brussels airport. Yesterday morning, I woke up. My radio went on… Attacks… Bombs… Zaventem. No, not the airport. I bursted into tears. The airport is the symbol of my inability to stay still but moreover my relentless desire to explore the world, to visit new countries, to discover other cultures and ways of living. … Continue reading My airport
The Australian blogger Kachina from Kachinasnomaddiction started a series of articles on Studying abroad after moving to the States to go to college. My experience in Rome studying Sociology for 5 months was so incredible that I jumped on the opportunity to collaborate with her. Check out: http://kachinasnomaddiction.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/emilie-universita-degli-studi-di-roma Continue reading Study Abroad – interview
A bit more than one year after my first article about food in Brussels, I’ve eaten so much delicious food in so many new restaurants (or at least new to me!) that a second article seemed more than necessary! World food Many of my discoveries are restaurants offering food from around the world, from Italy to Liban and Japan: Start with a traditional Italian apero at La Piola Libri (every day … Continue reading Hungry in Brussels? [N°2]
The night at the Lugana Colorada was cold but nevertheless quite needed. And we all felt much better the next morning. No aweful headache! We left around 7.30am for another day in the middle of nowhere! We went on to the peaceful desertic and peaceful landscapes of the Desierto Siloli. A paragraph on our lovely guide Pedro: we had read so many horrible things about … Continue reading From San Pedro to Uyuni: Day 2
When I was organising our trip to Chile, I discovered that many incredible excursions in jeeps were organised between San Pedro de Atacama and Uyuni in Bolivia. I started to look for reliable companies and read many horrendous stories about tourists throwing up at every stop, guides that did not have enough food, noisy and freezing dorms, jeeps breaking down in the middle of the … Continue reading From San Pedro to Uyuni: Day 1