In a few hours I will be on my way to Lofoten Islands, Norway, back where I belong. Norway has always had an important place in my heart and I have been thinking of seeing her again one day or the other since I left her. I am then very excited about this new adventure although, I admit it, a little bit anxious too. I mean, this is the very first time I am traveling

Stronger than ever after the 400km trek around Annapurna I had the chance to experience last spring in Nepal, I could certainly not stop like this. Once adventure grabs you by the guts, odds are that, as a drug, it will eat you from the inside. Then the only thing your body and soul desire is to leave the comfort and routine of daily life to go back into the wild and live in the worst conditions,

It has been two weeks already since I left the frozen ground of Finnish Lapland. I would be a liar to say that coming back in France had been easy. After such an experience I think everyone would need to take a little bit of time in order to get used to city life again. Then, after two weeks of good food and good wine (French style readaptation therapy), I finally decide to write this

This is a common morning. I am enjoying the usual porridge along with a warm coffee. Through the window, I can see the sun waking up behind the snowy mountains, last stronghold of earth before the dark sea that surrounds us. I can easily imagine myself among this stone and ice desert when suddenly my phone rings. Tomorrow I have to leave Gamvik. This is my last chance if I don't want to miss my

-- Boost the statistics of your blog, lesson 1 : use the word 'Sex' : Check! --  Joke aside, the original title of this post should have been 'Sea, Snow & Sun'. Sorry for those who were already dribbling and awaiting for hot and pithy news … even if my hairy roommates (three wonderful huskies) are sometimes pretty up for it! ;) As I am writing these words, it has already been ten days since I arrived

Eight hours and a half driving, a spin followed by a crash in a snow mount, a belt repaired on the parking lot of the last supermarket in Finland and a wild lunch in front of the toilets of the same supermarket. This was the price to pay to arrive finally in Gamvik, a small Norwegian village of one hundred and fifty inhabitants, the northernmost village in continental Europe. I feel privileged to enter into this

Sometimes events turns out differently than you expect, possibly in a quite funny way; the kind of event which is usually not enjoyed in the present but can carve indelible memories into your mind, memories that are enjoyable to share with friends over a good glass of wine/beer/--choose your favorite drink-- … Tonight, Jamie, an English photographer I met in Inari, proposes to me that I join him for an aurora hunt. I accept his offer