All posts tagged: friends

Strasbourg, day 1

I was supposed to write a post before going on holidays and leave it scheduled to be published while I was away, just because I don’t like posting from my phone. This time, however, laziness won and I didn’t prepare anything in advance. Here I am then, typing awkwardly and unsure of how this is going to look. I am quite happy as I’ve been taking a lot of pictures already. Strasbourg is a beautiful city, as everyone had told me already, and I would love to spend more time here. Yesterday, I was alone with my friend and his dog. Today, he had to go to a meeting at work, so I was left alone to wander the streets for a bit and then pick up one of the girls. I managed to walk around and show her a bit of the town, and I even managed to walk back to the flat. It’s already proven I can be left alone in a city and be able to fend for myself. The last friend …

The last frontier… on a travel card?

It seems the Kepler Space Telescope might not be operative anymore… It won’t discover any new planets. When I read the news, I thought about it, and as usual, I was filled with questions, but the main one that popped into my head was Given the chance, would you just jump on a spaceship to leave Earth and live in a different planet? Mind you, I’m not talking about the whole Earth being destroyed in some sort of apocalyptic situation and us having to evacuate. No. The scenario I have in mind is the following: suddenly, we hear on the news that a new planet has been discovered somewhere in space, and it can hold life. It’s pretty much like another Earth, only farther. We now have the means to ship a bunch of people off to the New Earth, so they’re, I don’t know, selling tickets? Of course, the journey would be long… Think of either living in a spaceship for many years (maybe even too many years, and only your children setting foot …