Who we are
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In this blog, we will tell you about our stories, our discoveries, how we organize our trips. We want to keep in touch with you, make you dream with us and maybe inspire those of you who are thinking about become full time backpackers for a little while.
We met back in the winter of 2012, in Paris where Laure was studying translation, as Simon was traveling the world. He stopped in France for a while but never forgot about his dream to backpack through Asia.
It didn’t take us long to decide to start again, together, this journey away from life as we know it.
27, French (and a bit British and American in my heart too), travel lover, translator and travel writer
A challenge when travelling: keep being vegetarian (no meat, no chicken… because apparently chicken doesn’t count as meat in some countries…)
My first boundary-breaking experience abroad: Jamaica. As tourists, I was very surprised at how locals were considering us (nothing more than walking wallets). I felt like it was impossible to have a genuine connection with them.
How I got the travel bug: I spent a year in England in 2011, in a family as an au pair and absolutely loved living abroad, discovering new sceneries and meeting new people
One last word? “happiness is a habit to grow”
30, American, front-end developer
A challenge when travelling: I’m someone who thrives on routine, so when taken out of my element I tend to get a bit disoriented
My first boundary-breaking experience abroad: in Italy, trash doesnt always just get picked up at regular intervals… so dont forget to pay the mob!
The countries I have already been to: France, Italy, Spain, Scotland, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka
How I got the travel bug: honestly, I was just tired of being surrounded by a culture that I never truly identified with.
One last word? “You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.” Homer Simpson
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