Have you ever thought about how outdated copyright rules or just business people thinking we still live in prehistoric times in general affect you? Well, recently, a concrete example made me think about it, as the European Insitutions are discussing geoblocking. You know, that annoying message you get when you’re in Europe and you want … More Geoblocking and similar woes
Ok, so I like travelling. Reading this blog, you already know that. And I promise I will not repeat it (too often). 🙂 But there are still some things I hate about travelling. Here is my top ten of things that annoy the hell out of me when I travel: Tea – actually rather the absence of … More The annoying side of travel
The arrival of my daughter has changed the way we live, and also the way we travel. Among the most remarkable characteristics of travelling with toddler are these I have observed on our travels this summer: the smaller the child – the bigger the luggage: count with me: nappies, milk, bottles, clothes, blankets, stuffed toys, other toys, hats, shoes, … More Toddler on the road
I am an expat. I have been an expat most of my life. My partner is also an expat. He is even more of an expat than I am, as he was born in another country than the country of his nationality. We both come from expat families. My parents and his parents have been expats … More An expat’s dictionnary of useful terms
I like travelling. I think this much is clear. One of my oldest travelling fantasies is taking my passport and my wallet, a change of clothes, a book, a notebook and a pen, going to the central train station and boarding the first rapid train out of there… Wherever it goes. And then – arriving … More My travelling fantasy
I have been amazed to notice that many people don’t know how to pack for a trip. They bring too much stuff, random things, too many shoes, the wrong types of clothes, thrown in a suitcase in panic and without much order. And I am not even talking about men who don’t know how to pack, because their wives … More Packing tips for travelling light
I travel a lot, cross borders and board airplanes at least once a month on average. I always have. I travel considerably more often than many people I know. Even as a child – with expat parents – I used to spend long hours in a car, on a plane or in trains. Although these … More The magic of transport
Walk the streets and get a bit lost, that is my recipe for discovering a new city. Just walk around, looking at buildings, at people, noticing little things, advertisements, how people dress, what they carry, how they either smile or frown… taking the temperature of the new place in a way. Explore a supermarket. I … More New city, new country – what to do first?