Travel journals and transition tales towards an ethical and sustainable future

My name is Claire Blumenfeld and I have been running Peregrinus Mundi since 2015. This site follows the evolution of my life in the form of chapters. Chapters I to VI mainly present travel journals and photographs. Chapter VII follows my transition process towards a lifestyle based on ecology and well-being through three approaches that greatly interest me, permaculture, herbalism and eco-construction.

Category: France

Volunteering in eco-construction, Presqu'île de Crozon, Bretagne, France © Claire Blumenfeld


One day I left. On my bicycle and with train, my head full of questions about the future of our lifestyles and our societies, I set out to discover and learn other possibilities.

Dévoluy, France © Claire Blumenfeld

Rays of light

Summer stretches between heat, walks and questions and my future branches off towards a new direction.

Chamonix, France © Claire Blumenfeld

Changes to come

The end of the confinement is looming and I return to Provence with questions in my head.

Chamonix, France © Claire Blumenfeld

Nature and beauty – part 1

Nature is complex, diverse and beautiful. Taking a poetic approach, the new point of view reveals the beauty all around us.

Chamonix, France © Claire Blumenfeld

In a world at a standstill

France is confined to try to slow the spread of the virus and I observe nature budding with the arrival of Spring.

Greater flamingos in Camargue, France © Claire Blumenfeld

Greater Flamingos

Aesthetic appearance, courtship displays, large colonies, Greater Flamingos are special birds.

Greater flamingos in Camargue, France © Claire Blumenfeld


Early January, I note the increase in belligerent behavior between Greater Flamingos and wonder about their mimicry.

Provence, France © Claire Blumenfeld

End of the year in Provence

Stroll in the Provencal landscapes in winter, rediscovery of the Garrigue and conclusions about this end of a decade.

Camargue, France © Claire Blumenfeld

Land of nature and men

What is Camargue? How have history and human exploitation shaped this deltaic plain? And what are the current challenges for the natural environment?

Greater flamingos in Camargue, France © Claire Blumenfeld

Flamingo ballet

Movements of a colony of Greater Flamingos illustrated through rhythm and repetition.

Greater flamingos in Camargue, France © Claire Blumenfeld

Flights and behaviors

Observation at the end of the day in Camargue of flamingos’ flights and behavior.

Greater flamingos in Camargue, France © Claire Blumenfeld

Pink feathers

Pink, red and white. Poetic impressions about the Flamingo of Camargue.

Greater flamingos in Camargue, France © Claire Blumenfeld

Courtship displays

Observation of a flamingo colony doing courtship displays in Camargue.

Greater flamingos in Camargue, France © Claire Blumenfeld

Close-up discovery

Discovery of Greater Flamingos up close at the Pont de Gau ornithological park.

The Vallée Blanche, Chamonix, France © Claire Blumenfeld

The Alps

The Alps are a very large mountain range with diversified relief spanning across Europe.

Poppies - Provence - France - © Claire Blumenfeld

Interval in Provence

After seven months in Chamonix, I returned to Provence to visit my parents and prepare my next travels.

The Green Lake of Passy in the French Alps © Claire Blumenfeld

A breath of Spring

End of my stay in Chamonix. Spring is back, I find motivation again and I take the opportunity to do a few activities.

The Brévent, Chamonix, France © Claire Blumenfeld

The black hole

The first months of 2019 are difficult. Winter is passing in Chamonix and I am facing depression.

Chamonix, France © Claire Blumenfeld

In the arms of winter

The good weather has passed, the tourists are back in the streets of Chamonix and my morale is playing hide and seek.

Lac Blanc, Aiguilles Rouges massif, Chamonix valley, France © Claire Blumenfeld

Enchanted hikes

The Chamonix valley is ideal for hiking and I take advantage of the perfect weather to explore it.

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