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Trying to be a Phileas Fogg in my spare time

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I am in not such a great mood at the moment, so apologies for the lack of motivational stuff… The reason is because on Sunday, I hurt my knee when doing Day 2 of Insanity, which sucks a lot. I haven’t done anything serious to it, but I’ve been told by the doctor to wear a crutch to avoid putting all my weight on it, and to not run or do any weird workouts for at least 3 weeks. See? It sucks… So, to avoid writing a negative post, I decided to share with you some pictures from my last trip to Paris. As usual, you can see more photos on flickr. I hope you like them! It felt right to give the photos a vintage look, for some reason. Maybe because I could imagine walking around these gardens when the nobility did (OK, there was no photography back then, but I don’t know how to do an oil painting) Of course, the moment I saw the ram (Aries) I had to take a photo …

More photos from Paris, or Part II

Hello, me here! As part of trying to finish things I have half done, and also of posting frequently (and with an actual schedule, imagine!) I am going to try to keep things interested around here. A while ago, I mentioned there were more photos from Paris to come, and here they are. If you want a refresher, the photos from Pere Lachaise are here. Of course, you can find all these and many more on my flickr stream, if you’re curious. This is a small flower market my friend and I found ourselves. It’s behind Notre Dame. I seem to take photos of the cathedral only from behind, for some reason… Next time I’m there (in a couple of weeks), I’ll try to take some from the front! My friend took this photo of me. I’ve done a bit of post processing with the colours and such, but the composition and the rest are all hers! So, this is Aissa, my friend. She’s the best guide to walk around Paris. She’s the one taking …

Paris Part I – Pere Lachaise

In my last post, I promised you some photos from my latest trip. The photos I took during my ski trip aren’t that good, so I’m afraid there’s not much to share. Unfortunately, I was using an old point-and-shoot camera (I didn’t want to break my DSLR if I fell down) and for some reason, many of the pictures appear blurred, even in broad daylight! Hopefully, once I get round to work on the video I’ll be able to show you something. So, these below are photos of Paris. However, since I took like a million pictures (might or might not be exaggerating a bit), and I’ve spent most of my Saturday afternoon and evening editing, and I’m still not finished, I’ve decided to share them in installments. Therefore, this is Paris Part I – Pere Lachaise. If you know me, you’ll know that I love cemeteries. As I said in my previous post, Pere Lachaise is one of my favourite places in the world, or at least, the world I know so far. There …

There and here, and there and then back again

Holiday blues. Honestly, what’s the deal with that? How is it possible to feel so down just because of a few days off? As you might recall, first went on a ski trip with colleagues. We left early on a Sunday morning. My plan was to sleep for a few hours, but despite getting to bed, I wasn’t able to fall asleep. I’m guessing it was because I was too scared of sleeping through the alarm and missing the flight or something. The ski trip was a lot of fun. I decided not to go crazy on the alcohol and although I missed some fun nights, I don’t regret it as I was able to snowboard all day long. I’ve gotten much better (at last!) and even if I fell like a million times, I enjoyed it a lot. I used my GoPro camera to record my descent, but the footage isn’t great, mainly because I’m not an awesome snowboarder yet, so it’s a bit boring… One of the days, I teamed up with a …