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From now on, writing on this blog should grow to a habit, even though I have no clue how to manage such thing :)
But first hello everybody who has lost himself on the internet and found my travel blog or just to a few friends of mine who have remembered the link a gave them. My name is Raphaël and I've grown up in such a tiny country that I've always wanted to explore other territories, meeting other people, tasting other beers. Yeah right, I'm from Luxembourg! Actually a really lovely and cosy place to grow up, but after a few years of studying I couldn't further undermine the feeling of discovering a place I've dreamt of since very little... South America.
So I started planning my trip back in the summer months, taking my time to decide which countries I shall visit as I only have four months to travel.
The decision was a really quick one as Columbia should be my first destination to explore. After few months working and enjoying friends and family tie here in Luxembourg, I packed my stuff in a 60 liter backpack, which I surprisingly could lift, and went over the Atlantic. I transited through New York, where I stayed a couple of days and I completely felt in love with it, before continuing to Austin. But what the hell am I doing in Texas you might ask yourself? Well honestly not much, except drinking beer and listening to stories from my uncle who lives there. Great time actually! Very happy to have made the stop.
Tomorrow, May the 1st, will be the real start from my trip, as I will fly from the US to Bogota in Colombia.
A friend of mine will pick me up from the Airport, which I'm glad he does, as I will arrive in the evening. After a short night of drinking 'Hounnegdrep' (local luxembourgish honey liquor, just amazing!) we will leave for the Amazonian forest. My program in Colombia is still very unclear so I will stop here I think /)
This shall be my very first blog post! Am I now a blogger?
Don't think so, I can only hope to give the readers some pleasure and especially to my two grandmas for whom I primarily write this blog, as they don't have found their way to Facebook... yet!

Thanks a lot for reading :)

Posted by Selmo 12:38 Archived in USA Tagged discovering

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All my best wishes for your trip .....be happy in South America and enjoy the beautifull landscape ....the wonderfull music.......the nice people ....make a lot of pictures ..open big your eyes and your ears ....it will be a great experience .....and don't forget all the people who love you here in our tiny country of Luxembourg ....A big big Kizzzz from all my heart ...Fifi is keeping an eye on you from the stars....😍

by Mamounette

Coucou Really looking forward to reading your future posts about your travels, going to live vicariously through your posts ^.^ Hope you'll upload a few photos of your trip :-) Bisous de nous tous <3

by lou hut

Vill spaaaaaasss lieblingsrougie brudder gespaant op den nexten post
Pass op dech op an maach lues mat der hunnegdrepp verdreis dei stark saachen net gudd


by Nicolas

Enjoy Bogotta and Columbia....and Amazonian forest

by mamounette

Hi, I am an old friend of Mary and JP - JP told me of your blog - I intend to follow your journey - dick

by dick calkins

Buenos dias ! Je te suis dix sur dix grâce a la chronique familiale. Jusqu'à present tout semble " gorgeous". Continue comme cela, bisous

by Clara

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