I'm Clem (short for Clementine), I was born in France in 1985, and at age 17, after getting my baccalaureate, I emigrated to Israel. It didn't take me long to catch the travel bug, very common among Israelis, who go roam the world for months after their military service, a way to let go of all the pressure and intensity of Israeli daily life. So after my service, I bought a new backpack, good trekking shoes and an open ticket to New Zealand and Australia.
That was in 2006. 6 years and one degree later, I suffered another outbreak. There had been many warning signs, a stern money-saving policy, intensively reading travel websites and National Geographic articles about Asia and South America, long talks with friends who'd been there... So I handed back my last seminar papers, wrote a resignation letter from Intel, where I had worked as a student programmer for 4 years, and booked an open ticket for India in late July 2012. The plan: 365 days across India, Nepal, China and Mongolia. 365 days away from friends and family, 365 days meeting other people from all over the world, 365 days exploring some of the most incredible places on Earth.
After 4 months, I reached the conclusion that posting pics on facebook just wasn't enough, so here I am sitting next to the World Peace Pagoda, admiring Pokhara and the Annapurna Range, waiting for the sun to set and paint the mountains with fire and jotting words on a piece of paper. This blog is about my journey, now I actually have to see whether I have something to write which is worth being read...