Mount Buller - Victoria - Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld

Travel journals

Travels journals from around the world. I observe the world and I write about what I see. I tell my wanderings trying to think outside the box. Whether I hike, I bike or on a road trip, I want to feel every kilometer traveled, appreciate each environment. I write to recount and to remember me better.

The journals

Trotternish Ridge - Skye - Écosse - © Claire Blumenfeld

Just a few days on Skye

The end of my five weeks in Scotland is near. After the Outer Hebrides, I have only four days left to enjoy the Isle of Skye. I take this opportunity to go for day hikes along the Skye Trail.

Beginning of winter in Chamonix

The snow finally started to fall on Chamonix and the Mont-Blanc valley. Since about two weeks we are surrounded by white. The ski resorts around opened a few days ago and tourists carrying ski/snowboard gear are more and more present in the streets of the village.

A slightly gray November

I’ve been a bit quiet this month of November, first of all because I’m re-doing my website with an all new beautiful design but also because despite all my efforts, I’m still feeling a bit down, sad and depressed.

First setback in Chamonix

Gonna be honest, this end of October and beginning of November months, were not the best. Big hours, lots of disappointments at work, stupid troubles with staff people, 10 days straight of bad weather… and as usual a feeling of depression, failure and losing myself.

Autumn colors

This week was busy with a huge groupe of about 300 pax coming for 5 days in the hotel. A big group called ICAR : International Commission for Alpine Rescue. A lot of people specialized in mountain rescue. Tall, muscular and big eaters.

Second week in Chamonix

I got my first 2 days-off. So I went for an overnight hike on one of the most popular hike around the Mont-Blanc : The Lac Blanc. But I made my own one day and a half trail and I decided to camp next to the lake. And it was absolutely stunning!

First week in Chamonix

After 15 months in Australia, I decided to come back to Europe. I was getting tired and angry and lots of things happened in the past 2 months. So I decided to come back to Europe for a few months. I found a job in Chamonix, right in front of the Mont-Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe!

Whitehaven Beach - Whitsundays - Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld

My last road trip in Australia

After leaving Mount Buller, I have three short weeks left to visit Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef. I head for Airlie Beach and tour the Australian countryside before enjoying the extraordinary scenery of the Whitsundays Islands and the Barrier Reef.

Mt Buller - Victoria - Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld

Lost in the clouds

After Tasmania, I go back on the continent to head for Mt Buller, one of Australia’s most famous ski resorts. Yes, there are some mountains high enough in Australia to receive snow. They are called the “Australian Alps”.

Exploring Tasmania

Four months in Tasmania. For discover one of the most beautiful places in Australia. Well, in reality with the work (supervisor at Costa Tasmania during the raspberry season then vegetable picker at Premium Fresh), I only had about a month. But is was a beautiful month.

Carrots contact

From late April to late June I worked at Premium Fresh. A vegetable farm ten minutes from Devonport. Three teams of about ten people take care of hand picking the different vegetables that the farm produces. The team where I was is picking mostly carrots, rhubarb and silverbeet.

Wanderings in Tasmanian Fields

Two months and a half in Tasmania and I feel like I missed a lots of opportunities. I had a strange work experience in Costa Tasmania and no time to go explore this beautiful country.

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