About

May 2018, Paris

As John Steinbeck said about his incurable urge to be someplace else, “once a bum, always a bum”, I feel the same: there’s nothing more exciting than the sound of an engine leaving 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 the US road trip, On the Road is now a carnet de voyages on its own. A collection of impressions gathered during the travels around the world. A journey towards the essence of a place. It’s not a travel guide, so please don’t expect recommendations of where to eat, what to do. These are nothing but glimpses of the things and experiences that left a mark on me.

Meanwhile, you can follow my adventures in high mountains on Hauteurs.eu, a blog dedicated to alpine expeditions and mountain photography.

Enjoy!
Madalina

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