Journée peu divertissante. Trajet entre Vang Vieng et la capitale Vientiane, en "minibus VIP" Repérage de la ville. L'Alsace est partout comme vous pouvez le voir ! Dommage hors budget pour nous mais nous nous sommes consolés avec notre premier fast-food en 3 semaines ! #Laos#Vientiane#alsace#hamburger
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I have been a bit of an absconder as of late but we are in the middle of a moving and don't have even time to breathe. Starting again from scratch has been quite challenging and demanding, and I still don't have a working place hence it is quite hard to focus and create art at the moment. Anyway, I decided to undertake the making of something that would have virtually taken me less time, and so the Welsh project is sadly postponed to the next month. For the rest, it has been quite snowy and cold in the area, a reason why I can say I'm in love with February (the other one is because it's the month of my birthday. My mother always likes to remember the circumstances of my birth, how she could barely get to the hospital that day since the snow was blocking every passage. We live in a remote Italian village on the mountains and that year we had a record level of snow, that's why perhaps I feel so linked to this element). According to the Roman Calendar, February was the last month of the sacred year. It was time for purification and fasting, and rites of passage that would usher the gentle season of spring. The name comes from Februus, an ancient and mysterious Etruscan god of Death, "the purifier" as they called him. Later on he entered the Roman pantheon in which he was venerated as god of healing, especially from malaria and other diseases. His festivities coincided with one of the most important celebrations of the calendar, namely the Lupercalia. It is also the time where I start missing the wise, old days of winter the most, when the obnoxious bright light start breaking through...it is exactly like the breaking of a spell. I'm never ready for spring.