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Last things in Paris

I haven’t written here a lot, because I did things. Vaccinations, I had 3 rabies shots, plus one for the yellow fever, one for hep-A and Typhoïd, and one for Dyphtery, Tetanus and Polio. I also had my visas cared for me by Action-Visas, a visa agency whose buisness is to go queue at the ambassies for me. They are all super nice and give to charity. So I got my Russian, Mongol and Chinese visas! Yeah! By the way, prepare your documents in advance. I was forced to apply for my visas in Urgency mode because I was a bit late. And the costs were a tad higher, like 30 to 50€ per visas.

I also emptied my flat. All of my life is now in boxes or in my travel bags, except for a few comic books I left to Caroline, a high school friend, who’s inheriting the flat. Speaking of bags, I received mine, it’s a MEI Voyageur, and I have to say I’m really really happy with it. I haven’t traveled a lot yet, but the buying process was really smooth, the customer care was great and, well, the urgency mode worked well too, I received it just in time for the trip! So now my life’s in that bag, and another smaller bag for my computer, cameras and films and precious things. And it isn’t heavy at all! Well, a little bit heavy.

Okay so I’m rambling about all the things, but it’s because of the excitation before the trip. It’s tomorrow, you know… And speaking of which, the microsponsoring project is alive and well, I have had 140 microsponsors, that’s between 1/3 and half of the days that are financed. Thank you so much dear readers, family, friends and/or (ex-)colleagues! Thanks to you I may be able to survive around the world!

Yeah, I gave back my keys yesterday, all was well except that I didn’t have a place to sleep so I went to my sister’s in urgency mode, she’s a photographer, and I finally found a charitable soul with a pneumatic bed : my cousin and his wife. Before I go, I’m cleaning the dishes but don’t tell him, it’s a surprise. Shush! Let’s hope he won’t read this blog, my twitter or my Facebook before I give him his keys back.

By the way, it got me thinking, wouldn’t it be cool if that was my real first day of travel? you know, just before taking my plane, I’m not sleeping at home, everything’s in a tiny bag and such? And there’s also the bug in my blog’s countdown code, it displays the start of my travel today instead of tomorrow (I’m bad at PHP).

And last thing, I put all my CDs and hard drives in a box and I can’t access it now. And my iPod is filled with my “things to listen to while in the parisian métro”, so if you feel I could discover some new sounds, please give me the names! And some samples of course, but no full albums in MP3 that would be illegal and illegalness isn’t really cool I guess, I’m totally for giving money to artists. Yeah. My email:

Ok. Shower, dishes and zou!

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  1. OK ok elle est un peu pas terrible cette photo mais on s’en fout c’est tout de l’ambiannnnce :)

    Comment by joachim — Sep 2nd, 2009 @ 12:12 PM
  2. hasta luego amigo, bon vent, et à dans 1 an (à peu près)

    Comment by kev* — Sep 2nd, 2009 @ 12:17 PM
  3. Pour info, il y a aussi une version des guides “Lonely Planet … on a shoestring” sur l’amérique du sud.

    Bon voyage !

    Comment by clark — Sep 2nd, 2009 @ 01:53 PM
  4. Bon voyage !
    Et pour nous autres qui restons: vivement la suite des aventures…!

    Comment by mx — Sep 2nd, 2009 @ 04:11 PM
  5. Yeahhhhhhhhh ! Bon voyage Jo !!! ;-)))

    Comment by MPAD — Sep 2nd, 2009 @ 07:46 PM
  6. Bon voyage et au plaisir de te lire !

    Comment by Pierre — Sep 2nd, 2009 @ 08:11 PM
  7. “En fait c’est comme s’il était déjà un peu en voyage…” me suis-je dit hier soir en te voyant chercher où déposer tes sacs ;-) à tout à l’heure voyageur

    Comment by lili — Sep 2nd, 2009 @ 09:00 PM
  8. A défaut de faire original :
    Bon voyage et BonS AnniversaireS.

    Bon, je vois que le chèque a été débité ; heureux de t’aider à survivre ;-)

    Comment by Alban — Sep 2nd, 2009 @ 09:57 PM
  9. Bon voyage copain !
    Profite bien !

    Comment by KmilaRodz — Sep 2nd, 2009 @ 10:55 PM
  10. Bon voyage Jo =) Je te chercherai (en vain) sur Google Latitude ;-)

    Comment by Pha — Sep 2nd, 2009 @ 11:48 PM
  11. ça y est, le grand saut… soit ..
    Reste plus qu’à te souhaiter bon vent ! moi qui pensait que tu ne partais que dans 6 jours… bon certes, ce n’est rien 6 jours, mais quand meme ..
    Bref, en attente du récit de tes prochaines aventures :)

    et bon anniversaire encore

    Comment by titlap — Sep 3rd, 2009 @ 12:31 AM
  12. Très bon voyage, tiens nous vite au courant des tes aventures !

    Comment by Nicolas — Sep 3rd, 2009 @ 10:51 AM
  13. Bon Voyage, on te suivra à partir de la Tunisie aussi :)

    Comment by Houssem AOUDI — Sep 3rd, 2009 @ 04:19 PM
  14. clark : yeah merci, je regarderai ça de plus près :)
    lili : et merci pour hier soir aussi :)
    Alban : tu vois, je fais ce que je peux ;)
    pha : mon téléphone sait pas faire ça :(

    et les autres, merci plein plein pein :)

    Comment by joachim — Sep 3rd, 2009 @ 07:39 PM

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