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We became friends through our blogs. I just watched this cute portrait of Marie-Julie Gagnon, my sister from Quebec, who has just been posted on Canoe.ca. I love it! ! ! To the question: "Why blog? She replies as I could have done it myself. I find myself so, so, in his words!
These images were shot in the streets of Chinatown in Montreal, if I'm not mistaken ... (And I'm tired of discovering, after the fact, that she extracted video almost the same images than me to talk about it on his own blog.)
It is this same euphoria, this same insatiable need to share our discoveries and our emotions, when we are elsewhere, which brought us closer at the beginning. We agree on this: every trip generates a salutary, inspiring, fertile shock. Shock of cultures, habits, sensations ... Shock more or less destabilizing, but which always stimulates the senses and the spirit. And it gives us the same, I think, the exhilarating sensation of living stronger, more intensely.
This is the kind of thinking that we exchanged via screens at the beginning. Without knowing us. Yet with the disturbing feeling of having a twin sister on the other side of the Atlantic ... Not to mention our addiction identical to our small nomadic technological toys, to connect anywhere in the world!
In real life
Since then, we have met "In real life" as they say on the web (IRL). The first time in Montreal, where she lives, in November 2009. Marie-Julie picked me up at the airport and inflicted a poutine (and a note in his blog In transit) to celebrate that ! ! !
The second time, it was in Rennes, where I live, last May. It was one of the staging cities of her "girls' trip to France" for Espadrilles and Champagne. There, I was the one who inflicted a little paper, in the pages of Rennes Ouest-France…
Here. I close this little parenthetical note "between two trips". I am running out of time these days to continue the story of my trip to Sulawesi. But patience ... the rest happens. I still have so much to tell!
On the agenda of upcoming articles: an epic puncture in the rice paddies of Toraja Country, new underwater creatures in Lembeh and Bangka Island, the discovery of Singapore by night in the company of thib ', another blogger whose publications I am faithful to, and whom I ended up meeting, again ... in real life.
"Why blog? Asked Canoe.ca… For pleasure. For sharing, exchanges, meetings!