HI THERE, I’M CELINE!
Ex-libraire, boulimique d’images et de rêveries en papier.
Former bookseller, who couldn’t get enough of pictures and paperdreams.
Reconvertie en agent de voyages adepte de Power Points et de catalogues.
Retrained as a Travel Agent, who couldn’t get enough of Power Points’ presentations and catalogs.
Reconvertie en apprentie baroudeuse.
Retrained as a novice adventurer.
LET’S TAKE A WALK WITH ME!
In 2015, after some professional and love disasters, I took the plunge.
I sold my stuff and left my loved ones behind.
I went to New Zealand for a year thanks to the Working Holiday Visa.
At 28 years old, it was time to live a more adventurous life, live the kind of life I was dreaming of for so long.
And on my way, I travelled to Japan, Bali and Singapore.
In 2017, some eight months after coming back to France, I was about to put myself in a totally different adventure.:
Living in Taiwan for another year, again thanks to the Working Holiday Visa.
Without speaking Mandarin, without knowing much about that little island.
It was a very forming, generous, life-changing, touching, tasty and wonderful year.
I then flew to Ecuador and Mexico because I
fell in love wanted to learn Spanish.
I came back to France in 2018 and I keep on writing here about my adventures as a novice adventurer, my mistakes, my encounters but most of all I’m writing about my feeling and thoughts that come while travelling.
My feelings about the world I’m living in.
Because the world is pretty big, and so damn beautiful.
WHY ‘TAKE A WALK ON THE WILDSIDE’?
Lou Reed’s famous song is not directly related to travel.
It talks about transsexuality, blowjob, drugs. About borderline personalities, coming from the Andy Warhol entourage, people who dare to be themselves, no matter what.
It was a risky business, releasing this song in the 70’s, yet it became the huge hit we know today.
“Candy came from out on the Island
In the back room she was everybody’s darling
But she never lost her head
Even when she was giving head
She says, “Hey, babe,
Take a walk on the wild side.”
A few years ago, I taped this line on my Strasbourg’s small studio’s wall, like a eulogy to freedom. It became a kind of motto.