A few days after leaving to Mongolia, my girlfriend and me decided to have a weekend together in Ardeche, a beautiful region of France. As we walk down one of the main streets of the little town of Aubenas, a singular vehicle calls us out. A parabole, stickers everywhere and a lot of antennas standing on its roof… Of course! This is probably the car of the Aubenas-Lapland expedition we spent a day with in Lofoten
Beyond the spiritual aspect of Nepalese cities with their numerous temples and places of worship, I feel more and more tempted by the transcendental vision for which men dedicated their life, sometimes even sacrificing it. The carriers of this vision are recognized by their massive stature and bad character and called Himalayas. They have become the object of my desire. The trek starts from Saphru Bensi early in the morning. The first steps are the most difficult.
Nepal, home of the highest summit in the world and of the spectacular Himalayan mountain range; an example of natural beauty. But behind the shining image of snowy mountains hides a darker truth. Beyond these shining diamonds live people that are fighting everyday for their survival, barely earning what is needed to feed themselves. Then, many children are abandoned every year because of the impossibility for their parents to take care of them. Extreme poverty, health
We first met them on the parking lot of the Norwegian Arctic Polar Circle. This is the kind of vehicle you can not miss : a red german car with a satellite receiver, a couple of different antennas, a whole mess attached on the roof and dozens of home made stickers with the name of people that helped them, giving some money for the trip. Marc and Izabelle left Grasse, France to reach Cape North and
Originally published on The North Way, my previous blog … Almost 200 years ago, on may 17th 1814, the Norwegian constitution has been signed granting Norway its independence towards the Swedish crown. Since then, every year Norwegians celebrate this day as the Norway's national day. Something very interesting about it is its very non-military nature. Most of the parade is made by children, students and associations. And the result is a really happy and positive day. As you can expect