Marie-Julie Gagnon

Marie-Julie makes her star

  Between Two Journeys

Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic translation of an article originally written in French. I apologise for any strange sentences and funny mistakes that may have resulted. If you read French, click on the French flag below to access the original, correct text: 

We became friends through our blogs. I just watched this cute portrait of Marie-Julie Gagnonmy Quebec colleague, which has just been put online on I love it!!! To the question, "Why blog?" she answers as I might have done myself. I see myself so, so much, in her words!

Marie-Julie, blogger technomade

The video is not embeddable on a blog, you have to follow the link below to watch it:
"Featuring: Marie-Julie Gagnon

Marie-Julie Gagnon

Marie-Julie Gagnon.

These images were shot in the streets of Chinatown in Montreal(And I laugh when I discover, afterwards, that she has extracted from the 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, that brought us together in the beginning. We agree on this: every trip generates a salutary, inspiring and fertile shock. Shock of cultures, of habits, of sensations... Shock more or less destabilizing, but which always stimulates the senses and the mind. And it also gives us, I believe, the exhilarating sensation of living more strongly, more intensely.

These are the kind of thoughts we exchanged via screens in the beginning. Without knowing each other. And yet we had the unsettling feeling of having a twin sister on the other side of the Atlantic... Not to mention our identical addiction to our little technological toys, to connect everywhere in the world!

In real life

Since then, we have met "in real life" as they say on the web (IRL). The first time was in Montreal, where she lives, in November 2009. Marie-Julie came to pick me up at the airport and inflicted on me a poutine (and a note in his blog In transit) to celebrate!!

The second time was in Rennes, where I live, last May. It was one of the stopover cities of her "girls' trip to France" for Espadrilles and Champagne. Here, it is me who inflicted him a small paper, in the Rennes pages of Ouest-France


And then, we kept some moments for ourselves, of course...

If you are not yet familiar with Marie-Julie's columns and blogs (I'm writing the word in the Quebec style), visit the following links:
" Taxi-Brousse

"In Transit
"Culture shock

Why blog?

That's it. I close this small note-parenthesis "between two trips". I lack time, these days, to continue the story of my journey in Sulawesi. But be patient... the rest is coming. I still have so many things to tell!

Upcoming articles include an epic puncture in the rice fields of Toraja Country, new underwater creatures at Lembeh and Bangka Island, the discovery of Singapore... by night in the company of Thib'Another blogger whose publications I follow faithfully, and whom I finally met, there again... in real life.

"Why blog? "asked fun. For sharing, exchanges, encounters!


  Between Two Journeys