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About L’appel Du Vide
There exists a psychological phenomenon in which perfectly sane people, with no desire to die, find themselves faced with a steep cliff and experience a strong desire to leap. To jump from their safe vantage point into the unknown. This phenomenon is so common in fact, that the french have a term for it: L’appel du Vide – Call of the Void.
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Daily Archives: December 19, 2011
Audrey from That Backpacker recently tagged me to take part in the ABCs of Travel. I know its cheesy like a chain letter (or as Chester the Cheetah would say, it’s dangerously cheesy) but I thought it would be a fun way to recap some of my travel experiences so what the hey. A: Age you went on your first international trip: When I was 16, I went to Paris on a school trip to study Art History. I remember being in such awe at everything that I was literally gawking at the Charles De Gaulle airport before we had even … Read More
Amsterdam may be one of the most well know cities in Western Europe. Before I went there in September 2011, I thought I had it all figured out: Cheese, Coffee Houses, Dutch Masters, Anne Frank and Windmills. During my week in the city, I was surprised to learn how much more interesting Amsterdam was than I had imagined. Every street seemed to hold a new piece of interesting trivia that made the city tick – these are some of my favorites: 1. Crooked Teeth Houses Line the CanalsAs you walk around the canals of Amsterdam, you can’t help but … Read More