Roadtrip

SAIGON EXPRESS

SAIGON EXPRESS

He’s taking me on his motorbike to show me the city. I’m getting kicked in the face by Ho Chi Minh City. When I first arrive in a new country, there’s always at least a little bit of cultural shock. I’m trying to grab the meaning, the direction, the movement of lives, of people. It’s not as much of a surprise because I read about Vietnam. I’ve seen so many pictures and movies.
But right now, on Alessio’s motorcycle, that’s a whole different story: I’m experimenting Vietnam through a complex range of sensations.

MY LAST NEW ZEALAND ROAD TRIP -PART 1-

MY LAST NEW ZEALAND ROAD TRIP -PART 1-

Today is Wednesday and my heart is heavy while I’m leaving South Island for good. I land at Auckland airport like I did on my very first day in New Zealand, except that now Monster is lighter and that I know exactly where to go to catch a coach towards the city centre. It’s raining outside and the sky is grey. I only have one month left on North Island before leaving the country for good. Ouch. Same for Flo, aka Monsieur Wellington, who’s having only two weeks left here before flying to Hong Kong and then going back to France. That’s why we’re meeting up again, for our very last road trip in New Zealand.

Derniers jours sur l’Île du Sud…!

Derniers jours sur l’Île du Sud…!

Martha et moi quittons Tekapo en stop. Un couple de colombiens nous embarque pour Christchurch. Ils étudient l’anglais ici et comptent s’installer en Nouvelle Zélande. Alors qu’ils nous parlent des spécialités culinaires de Colombie, je salive sur la banquette arrière. Mon avion décolle dans 5 jours depuis Christchurch et je prévois de faire une escapade à Kaikoura et une autre à Akaroa.