September 2018, Paris
As John Steinbeck said about his incurable urge to travel and to be someplace else, “once a bum, always a bum”, I feel the same: nothing thrills me more than the sound of an engine heading for a new destination.
I totally prefer departures to arrivals.
I prefer trains to planes and cars to trains.
Forests and gardens to museums.
Mountains to beaches.
Active exploration to farniente.
Obscure corners to touristic venues.
Tents to all-inclusive hotels, although I don’t mind crashing in a 4 or 5 stars bed from time to time.
I prefer improvised serendipity to compulsive planning.
I also believe that the beauty of a place is given by the people who live there.
Started as a visual diary of a US road trip, On the Road is now a carnet de voyages on its own, a collection of impressions gathered during my travels around the world. A journey towards the essence of a place. Glimpses of the things and experiences that left a mark on me.
Meanwhile, you can follow my mountaineering adventures on Hauteurs.eu, a blog dedicated to alpine climbs.