Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 | Author:

As few (many ?) people know, I left Argentina few days ago ! It was my second and last country in South America. Big surprise, it was, especially for some friends ! After 10 months, I have decided to come back to Switzerland. My original planning was to go home after a year (to be exact, a little bit less than one year). So why one month earlier ?

Do not except any main reasons, because I do not have ! I came back because I had to come back one day…I also wanted to do skiing and snowboarding, and February is the best month for that. Another reason is Insomnia’Hack 2010, a famous hacking contest in Geneva. It was for me a good opportunity to see some ex-colleagues or friends, all together in the same place.

But to be back it is difficult, as you can imagine after a such long trip. I’m very happy to see again my family, my closed friends and my small village, but … it is so different than everything I have done during my World Tour. Believe me, I’m already thinking to travel again…but not yet. First, I need to work again. Fortunately, my main interest is still the same : IT Security, Open Source and IT in general.

As I did for Asia and Ocean, I really would like to thank some people that I met on my way. They helped me to spend good time in South America.

  • Chile : Erik and Kim, Nicole and her team, Cecilia
  • Argentina : Paula, Anthony and Anna, David and Jonathan, Txema

I also would like to thank Paul in London, it was great to see him again after our trip in Kyrgyzstan.

THANK you very much guys !

My World Tour was definitely my best time in my life. I have seen so many things, discovered very interesting cultures, met very friendly local people and travelers, tried tasty and unusual food, … So many new life experiences, I will never forget this time ! For SURE !
Now I have just one wish : to be able to leave again ! One day, I will do it again, for sure. And as you can guess, I have already some ideas about countries and region of the world : Indonesia, Northwest territories (Canada) , Alaska (US), Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, some countries in Africa…

Certains d’entre vous sont déjà au courant, d’autres peut-être pas encore. J’ai quitté l’Argentine, mon deuxième et dernier pays d’Amérique du Sud. Grande surprise ce fût lors de mon retour, tout spécialement pour certains de mes amis proches ! Après 10 mois, j’ai décidé de rentrer en Suisse. Mon planning de départ était de rentrer avant une année, soit en mars 2010. Alors pourquoi suis-je rentré un mois plus tôt ?

N’attendez pas à découvrir une raison principale, car il n’y en a pas ! Je suis revenu parce que je devais rentrer un jour…j’ai aussi voulu rentrer pour pouvoir de profiter du ski / snowboard durant le meilleur mois de l’année, le mois de février. Une autre raison est Insomnia’Hack 2010, un célèbre concours de hacking, organisé par des amis. Ce fût une bonne opportunité pour moi de revoir quelques amis mais aussi anciens collègues, tous réunis au même endroit.

Mais d’être de retour c’est difficile, comme vous pouvez l’imaginer après un long voyage. Dans un sens, je suis très content de revoir ma famille, mes amis proches et mon petit village, mais dans un autre, voyager me manque déjà, quelques jours seulement après avoir marcher sur sol suisse. Tout est si différent de tout ce que j’ai pu faire durant ce tour du Monde. Croyez-moi, je suis déjà en train de penser à voyager de nouveau…mais pas maintenant. D’abord, je dois recommencer à travailler, et heureusement, ma passion est toujours la même : sécurité informatique, logiciels libres et tout ce qui touche aux nouvelles technologies en général.

Comme je l’ai déjà fait pour l’Asie et l’Océanie, j’aimerais de nouveau remercier ceux que j’ai rencontrés sur ma route :

  • Chili : Erik et Kim, Nicole et son équipe, Cecilia
  • Argentine : Paula, Anthony et Anna, David et Jonathan, Txema

Un grand MERCI à vous !

Et j’aimerais aussi tout spécialement remercier Paul, j’ai passé un excellent (mais court) séjour à Londres, très content de le revoir après notre voyage au Kirghizstan.

Mon tour du monde fût certainement ma plus belle année dans ma vie ! J’ai vu tellement de choses, découvert des cultures très intéressantes, rencontrés des gens d’une gentillesse incroyable, gouté des plats hors du commun, … Tellement de nouvelles expériences de vie inoubliables, je n’oublirai jamais cette période de ma vie, c’est CERTAIN !
Maintenant, j’ai qu’une seule envie : repartir ! Un jour, c’est sûr, je repartirai ! Et comme vous pouvez le deviner, j’ai déjà des idées de desinations, notre belle planète n’en manque pas : l’Indonésie, les territoires du nord-ouest (Canada), l’Alaska (US), Géorgie, Azerbaïdjan, l’Arménie, l’Iran, la Turquie, la Syrie, la Jordanie, certains pays d’Afrique, …

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7 Responses

  1. 1
    Jess 

    I’m so surprised u back to Swiss earlier.
    One of our Chinese proverb which is:
    “The plan cannot catch up with the change”.
    So do I, as I told u. I’ll back HK in July, but I’ll back earlier as well~
    Wrok hard for your next trip~~hahaha….
    Enjoy your life!!!

  2. 2
    Kate 

    Hello,

    Congratulations. Sounds like you had a great adventure and it is definately inspiring. Sensed you were ready to go home when you were staying with our family. There are downsides to travelling and being away from home, family and old friends.
    Love to come visit next time we make it to Europe so love to have contact details for the address book.
    Thank you for the postcard. That walk looks amazing.

    Good luck settling back in.

    Kate

  3. 3
    nob 

    Hi,

    I’m happy to hear that you had a great time all over the world.
    Work hard, and save your money for the next trip!

    I hope to see you again (in your country?).

  4. 4
    Emi 

    Hi,sweeti!

    Congratulations!!!
    im glad to hear that you have done your world tour n get beautiful memory of it.

    actually im goin back 2 Aus the end of this month. just a week tho.
    but im so happy now!

    n before you goin to second world tour,i do wanna visit you in swiss!

    good luck with new job!
    talk to you soon.

    emi
    x

  5. 5
    sid 

    @ Jess : big surprise to see you there, thank you for your comment ! When are you coming back in HK ? I wanna visit you once, I hope ! Trekking in China ? 🙂

    @ Kate : Really ?!? When I was with you, you thought I can go home…it’s wired, it was not my feeling hehe
    For Europe, you are welcome ! I’m waiting for you, I hope I will be still there hehe
    Greetings to your family !!!
    Take care Kate !

    @ Nob : thank you for your time. In my country, I hope I can receive you there. Otherwise, I wish I can see you again in yours, you know, I love it 🙂

    @ Emi : my time in Tokyo is for sure in my memory !!! Australia again ? Where have you been this time ?
    I will be so happy to receive you in my country, so please come !
    New job, I don’t know when and where…wait & see.
    Talk to you soon Emi !!!

  6. 6
    qin 

    Look forward to your next journey, bless your first cruise safe end. And bask in the happiness of home time!

  7. 7
    nia kurnia 

    Nice all your foto

    @ I hope come to bali for next planing…

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