Sitting on the shoulders of giants,
I contemplate the universe. I observe reality.
But what does it mean?

What is the truth? What is consciousness?
And who am I?

So I travel.
In search of answers.

Claire. Almost thirty.
In search of answers and her self.

For years I have been thinking. I have always thought a lot. Probably too much since the beginning. And I do not know if I’m really thinking or deluding myself. Still, at the end of 2015, I started a journey to try to find answers about my place in the universe, on what the future was holding for me. Yes, on all of that. The answers did not fall from the sky but I changed. A little. I hope. While traveling, I discovered many things about myself, about my relationship with the planet and nature, about openness to consciousness. I also lost sight of my needs and let my fears obscure my mind.

Peregrinus Mundi was a simple blog at the beginning but today I want this website to support a long-term project. This project focuses on three goals: – Study my development and reflection through my quest to get out of depression and find out who I am – Confirm that I am able to successfully complete a creative project – Start to approach in a documentary way my travels by reflecting on ecological and humanitarian themes.

So it’s a work in progress. In permanent evolution. It changes according to my discoveries, my failures, my openness to consciousness and reality. It’s a travel diary, a story, a tale, with photos and videos, a chronicle, a documentary. With poetry maybe. Transpiring my desires, my needs and what I want to learn and discover. Or it’s my ego speaking alone. An illusion. A gibberish with no end. You choose.

For now I am in Chapter 4. It talks about learning to face depression and opening to awareness. It’s also a breath of fresh air and a revival of ideas and motivation.

Claire. Almost thirty.
In search of answers and her self.

For years I have been thinking. I have always thought a lot. Probably too much since the beginning. And I do not know if I’m really thinking or deluding myself. Still, at the end of 2015, I started a journey to try to find answers about my place in the universe, on what the future was holding for me. Yes, on all of that. The answers did not fall from the sky but I changed. A little. I hope. While traveling, I discovered many things about myself, about my relationship with the planet and nature, about openness to consciousness. I also lost sight of my needs and let my fears obscure my mind.

Peregrinus Mundi was a simple blog at the beginning but today I want this website to support a long-term project. This project focuses on three goals: – Study my development and reflection through my quest to get out of depression and find out who I am – Confirm that I am able to successfully complete a creative project – Start to approach in a documentary way my travels by reflecting on ecological and humanitarian themes.

So it’s a work in progress. In permanent evolution. It changes according to my discoveries, my failures, my openness to consciousness and reality. It’s a travel diary, a story, a tale, with photos and videos, a chronicle, a documentary. With poetry maybe. Transpiring my desires, my needs and what I want to learn and discover. Or it’s my ego speaking alone. An illusion. A gibberish with no end. You choose.

For now I am in Chapter 4. It talks about learning to face depression and opening to awareness. It’s also a breath of fresh air and a revival of ideas and motivation.

PeregrinusMundi - title - © Claire Blumenfeld

Chamonix - France - © Claire Blumenfeld
Chamonix - France - © Claire Blumenfeld
Chamonix - France - © Claire Blumenfeld
Chamonix - France - © Claire Blumenfeld
Chamonix - France - © Claire Blumenfeld

Chapter 4
Learning awareness

Home spleen home

France | 7 months | October 2018 – April 2019
// Work in progress //

Facing a general tiredness, I returned to France with the idea of doing a winter season in Chamonix in restauration. Learn. Work your way up. Continue to travel. But the depression I’ve been dragging for years explodes overflowing my mind. I am feeling myself falling. I do not know who I am and what I really want. I spend several difficult months and then I start thinking, exploring my mind.

Chapter 4
Learning awareness

Home spleen home

France | 7 months
October 2018 – April 2019
// Work in progress //

Facing a general tiredness, I returned to France with the idea of doing a winter season in Chamonix in restauration. Learn. Work your way up. Continue to travel. But the depression I’ve been dragging for years explodes overflowing my mind. I am feeling myself falling. I do not know who I am and what I really want. I spend several difficult months and then I start thinking, exploring my mind.

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Chapter 3
The beginning of the reflection

The wondering continent

Australia | 1 year and 3 months | July 2017 – September 2018

Financial problems preventing me from going around Asia, I go to Australia with the desire to work hard for 6 months. But my first job turns into a disaster and I find myself a little lost. I have the impression of losing sight of my future. I face difficulties and cross Australia in a strange state filled with questions, flashes and depression.

Hobart Bay from Mt Wellington - Tasmania - Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld
Mount Buller - Victoria - Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld
Devonport - Tasmania - Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld
Mt Roland - Tasmania - Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld
Arkaroola Village - Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary - South Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld
Hobart - Tasmania - Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld

Chapter 3
The beginning of the reflection

The wondering continent

Australia | 1 year and 3 months
July 2017 – September 2018

Financial problems preventing me from going around Asia, I go to Australia with the desire to work hard for 6 months. But my first job turns into a disaster and I find myself a little lost. I have the impression of losing sight of my future. I face difficulties and cross Australia in a strange state filled with questions, flashes and depression.

| Read the stories | | See the photos |

Pancake Rocks - Punakaiki - West Coast - New Zealand - © Claire Blumenfeld
Wakatipu Lake - Otago - New Zealand - © Claire Blumenfeld
Kea - Kepler Track - Fiordland - New Zealand - © Claire Blumenfeld
Overnight Kayak - Doubtful Sound - Fiordland - New Zealand - © Claire Blumenfeld
The Museum - Rotorua - New Zealand - © Claire Blumenfeld
Otago Peninsula - Dunedin - New Zealand - © Claire Blumenfeld

Chapter 2
The escape

The last land

New Zealand | 1 year | June 2016 – June 2017

After a half-hearted trip to Japan, I do not plan to return home and fly to New Zealand. I undertake a different journey made of lot of work, learning and discoveries. The landscapes are very beautiful and I also take the opportunity to go on multi-days hikes. I have the impression of fleeing the future while being almost serene in this country on the other side of the world.

Chapter 2
The escape

The last land

New Zealand | 1 year
June 2016 – June 2017

After a half-hearted trip to Japan, I do not plan to return home and fly to New Zealand. I undertake a different journey made of lot of work, learning and discoveries. The landscapes are very beautiful and I also take the opportunity to go on multi-days hikes. I have the impression of fleeing the future while being almost serene in this country on the other side of the world.

| Read the stories | | See the photos |

Chapter 1
The beginnings

Japanese walkabouts

Japan | 6 months | November 2015 – April 2016

Blending technology and ancient traditions, Japan is a land of contrasts that has attracted me since my youth. Mid 2015, at the end of several years of studies that leave me with questions for the future, I decided to leave alone on a trip across the country. I wander through Kyushu, Honshu, Okinawa, Shikoku. And faces the difficulties of comprehension and the weight of history.

Ruelle Shinbashi-dori - Quartier Gion - Kyoto – © Claire Blumenfeld
Chemin fait de milliers Torii - Sanctuaire Fushimi Inari Taisha - Kyoto – © Claire Blumenfeld
Masques en papier-mâché - Allée commerçante Nakamise-dōri - Quartier Asakusa - Tokyo - © Claire Blumenfeld
Ruelle Shinbashi-dori - Quartier Gion - Kyoto – © Claire Blumenfeld
Petits poulpes - Kyoto – © Claire Blumenfeld
Takayama Matsuri - Takayama - Japan - © Claire Blumenfeld

Chapter 1
The beginnings

Japanese walkabouts

Japan | 6 months
November 2015 – April 2016

Blending technology and ancient traditions, Japan is a land of contrasts that has attracted me since my youth. Mid 2015, at the end of several years of studies that leave me with questions for the future, I decided to leave alone on a trip across the country. I wander through Kyushu, Honshu, Okinawa, Shikoku. And faces the difficulties of comprehension and the weight of history.

| Read the stories | | See the photos |