• Divers,  Netherlands

    What changed in my life after six months living in the Netherlands

    It’s been six months since I left France for the Netherlands, so it’s time to make a little track record of my life here, and of what has changed compared to my life in France. It’s only been six months, and I feel like it’s been much longer. Indeed, in six months I had three different jobs, I met dozens of people and made new friends. I visited museums, went to festivals, visited several cities in the country, discovered a new way of life and a new culture, and I even learned the basis of Dutch. In fact, in six months, my life changed a lot compared to my life…

  • Divers,  Netherlands

    Along the Rotte

    It looks like spring is already on its way, so it’s time to enjoy this beautiful weather. So get on your bike or put your best walking shoes on and come with me for a nice ride/walk along the Rotte ! Start from Kralingse Plas and follow the Rottekade to admire these cute houses along the Rotte. We are just 20 minutes away from the center, but the city already looks so far way.                 Keep going, and it looks like you are in the countryside of the Netherlands. Fields, windmills, and most important, the silence.                 For a nice view on the skyline of Rotterdam, go to the Uitkijkpunt…

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    International Film Festival Rotterdam

    Each year since 1972, Rotterdam home the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), one of the most famous film festival in Europe. It focuses on independent and experimental cinema by young talents, as well as recognized filmmakers. For more than 10 days (from January 23rd to February 3rd this year), you can watch long and short films, from fiction to documentary, in various theaters of the city, but also attend conferences and workshops. Here, no red carpet or couture dresses. The IFFR is committed to create a link between the filmmakers and the public and encourage the interactions. The program is consistent and very eclectic: nearly 500 films , more than…

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    The balance sheet, 6 months after the return

    Today, it’s been six months that I came back to France. Just a year ago, I was in Canada, with by backpack, free, with crazy adventures in front of me. I had a well-plotted road, from Toronto to Ushuaia, I was planning to go back to university in September of the following year after my return to France, etc. But everything did not happen exactly the way I planned it… The trip, in a few figures So this trip is: 215 days 31511 kilometers 9 countries crossed, of which 6 really visited 11 311 € Spent (I’m really going to have to do an article on my budget one of…