April 18, 2014

Genova photo diary

That was my second travel to Genova, northern Italy and you can find my previous post on it right here. Anything has not changed really, the city still seems underrated, fine, it remains so untouristy.  

April 13, 2014

Sunny Vernazza & Monterosso

I admit that traveling to Italy in winter may be a bit risky but how pleasant it is without the crowds of people when the weather cooperates! Vernazza and then Monterosso al Mare are the last stops in the Cinque Terre.

April 11, 2014

March in Paris

Paris has been very generous to us these last few weeks. It's been a while since the first rays of sunshine wake me up in the morning and the city takes other forms and colours, I see it all different, so beautiful.

April 06, 2014

Back in The Cinque Terre: Manarola

I think that Manarola is the most famous village of the Cinque Terre and you must have already seen the picture above, haven't you?

April 03, 2014

Back in the Cinque Terre: Riomaggiore

I've been to the Cinque Terre in 2011 with Sébastien, it was my first time in Italy and it absolutely enchanted me, anyhow you can find my old post here

March 31, 2014

Back in Firenze

I'm back from Italy again. My three last Italian trips have been very rainy but I developed some rain- immune defense system and when I cannot make the most of the sunny weather and pleasant strolls into sinuous, narrow streets I make the most of the Italian museums & food which makes me forget about the nasty weather.

March 17, 2014

Sardegna trip: what is cagliari like in march?

-What's the weather like in Cagliari now? I asked our Italian host at the arrival in Sardegna. 
-I wear this kind of shoes the whole year long- he answered, pointing at his sandals- and I'm fine. Well, he was a bit tipsy on that night.

March 11, 2014

The wild side of Sardegna and return to Cagliari

Max made us warmly welcome in his B&B Le Ginestre (<--click), a beautiful villa in the outskirts of Portoscuso, on the second night in Sardegna. As he showed us around and opened the balcony door we could hear the sound of the sea and catch sight of the lights from San Pietro island in the distance but it was pitch black so we couldn't know what we would see behind the shutters on the next day.

March 10, 2014

Sardegna trip: Sant'Antioco & San Pietro

The Costa del Sud was enough to delight me but it was our trip through the islands, Sant'Antioco & San Pietro that really revealed Sardegna's magnificent wild nature and where I finally realized we were traveling across an enormous island. In the afternoon we reached Sant'Antioco which is easy to get to driving across a bridge from Sardegna, and San Pietro, where we went to and left on the car ferry. 

March 06, 2014

South Sardegna road trip

Sardegna didn't figure on my wish-list really this year but I found such cheap flight tickets from Paris to Cagliari that I couldn't resist. I managed to convince my boyfriend to take some 4 days off and to fly away! It's always odd when you're extremely busy and don't even have time to think and plan your trip and then, all of a sudden, you find yourself in a different part of the world. But it's such a great feeling.

February 18, 2014

Chenonceau Castle & unplanned Amboise

Last week, I was really looking forward to Sunday because we'd planned a little trip to the region of Tours, a visit of Chenonceau Castle and lunch in a gastronomic restaurant, a way to celebrate Valentine's day.

February 13, 2014

Life in Paris lately

I've used my camera only twice or three times since my come back to Paris. It's so cold, windy and rainy outside that we rarely go out to take photos actually. As soon as I came back home, I was keen on visiting my favourite Paris neighbourhoods and obviously on hanging out with my close friends which I recorded in the pictures below.

February 03, 2014

Peruvian Portraits

I absolutely love taking photos of humans and usually try to be discreet...but it was not easy in Peru. However being "taken " for a tourist gives me this privilege to take a photo of anything I want. Peruvians are used to posing for foreigners or just ignoring them, that's what I noticed and that's what my Peruvian friend and photographer had explained to me. I felt that I'd been given the green light and so I made the most of it.

January 27, 2014

Must visit in Lima- Larco Museum and Café del Museo

I went there for the first time in August 2013 and it was love at first sight, I even dreamt I would get married there. Then I came back twice in September, spent whole afternoons contemplating the pieces, the garden then sipping a café in the restaurant thinking I would love to be there every single day, this is the most beautiful place in Lima. And I hit on a brilliant idea: why wouldn't I apply for a job there then? I even wrote a post about it sometime ago (A date in Larco <--)

January 23, 2014

A week in Poland

My long holiday is officially over. I came back home a few days ago, enrolled in my last courses and just got a job in Paris so the things are really going back to normal.... I spent a week in Poland, travelling between Legnica and Wroclaw (<--click) had enough time to catch up with my family & friends. All is fine but I am still missing Latin America, it's so hard to realize that I'll have to stay in Paris till June at least. 

January 05, 2014

Laguna de Parón and my last day in the Andes...

"...felt I like some watcher of the skies
When a new planet swims into his ken;
Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes
He star'd at the Pacific--and all his men
Look'd at each other with a wild surmise--
Silent, upon a peak in Darien."
John Keats

January 01, 2014

The end of the year back in europe

So I am back in Europe, still a bit confused and gradually getting used back to it. It's odd indeed to find yourself back home, in such a modern country as France after having spent so much time in Peru. I am happy to be here again & nostalgic about Latin America at the same time but now I know I am ready to re-become Parisienne and I will always hold these amazing 5 months in Lima in my heart.

December 27, 2013

Laguna 69

Laguna 69 is a must-see in the Huscaran National Park in Peru. But it is a challenge really to get there.

December 22, 2013

Cañón del Pato

I arrived in Huaraz on Friday evening, Isabel and her brother Ricardo waited for me with dinner- this delicious pollo a la brasa. I didn't really have time to decide where I wanted to go on that upcoming weekend, all I needed was to escape Lima's noisy streets and just relax...To relax in Huaraz while you're surrounded by these beautiful mountains?! How naive I was.