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 10, 2014
March 06, 2014
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
February 13, 2014
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
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
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
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
"...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."
January 01, 2014
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
December 22, 2013
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.
December 19, 2013
December 18, 2013
My coach was supposed to leave Mancora at 1.00am but I left it at about 2.30am...The bus was enormous, in a horrible state and I was closely observed by the locals. And I was exhausted, woke up later in the night when our bus broke down in the middle of nowhere- in the desert of Piura... I don´t remember how long it took to mend it but I arrived in Lambayeque at 10.00am on Saturday...
December 09, 2013
In late November, I set off for the north of Peru, for a 4-day holiday, to make the best of the sun and beach as the weather in Lima was not as pleasant as it is now and nearby beaches are quite stony and dirty. I already dreamt about Máncora in August when my boyfriend was here and we were suffering from cold and grey weather. So for the first time, I travelled alone, well not exactly alone as you´ll see later and I had a lot of fun!
December 08, 2013
I was supposed to carry on my northern Peruvian adventures but yesterday was such a beautiful day in Lima and I was absolutely keen on posting my last photos here and now. How fan I am of a hot and sunny December!
December 07, 2013
It's just so hard to believe but I've taken all my exams and yesterday was my last day at the university. I thought I'd literally jump for joy as soon as all this is over. So I left the exam room, headed towards our lively El café de las Letras to grab a coffee and got flabbergasted when I found out it was empty and so quiet you could hear a pin drop...the cold realization that I'll leave Peru soon suddenly set in and I was not about to shout for joy.
November 28, 2013
November 26, 2013
I've just come back from a very intensive trip to the Northern coastal Peru and I'm so impatient to publish my photos of the Peruvian playa but I'll finish what I started first. A trip to the Wari (or Huari) ruins is the last day of my travel to the central Andes and is only followed by a trip to Quinua which will appear in my next post.
November 21, 2013
Laguna de Choclococha was my idea and I was close to abandon it when the locals told us that the only bus that goes in its direction leaves at 3am...How come there isn't any other way to get there, it is situated on the main road leading to Ayacucho?! Stephan remained more optimistic and we decided to put this matter off until the next day, this is when the idea of hitchhiking was born...
November 18, 2013
So I arrived to Huancayo on Friday evening and waited for Stephan more than 3 hours in Plaza de Armas (city center). I didn't know yet that "waiting" would be my major activity during the whole trip but it didn't bother me as much as it does in Europe. The Andes taught me patience which was not a virtue of mine even if I'm used to travelling a lot.