About

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(West Lake in Hangzhou, China)
HI MY NAME IS VIANNEY. I AM ORGINALLY FROM FRANCE, BUT AFTER A FEW FAMILY STORIES I ENDED UP IN BELGIUM, WHICH IS A VERY LITTLE COUNTRY ON THIS PLANET BUT WITH A LOT OF CHARACTER.
YOU HAVE TO KNOW THAT I AM NOT THE GLOBETROTTER WHO IS TRAVELLING TO 10 COUNTRIES A YEAR, WHICH I ENVY THOUGH. I AM STILL A (MARKETING) STUDENT, WHO IS LEARNING ABOUT THE WORLD MARKET, MARKETING, BUSSINES ETHICS, ETC. LEARNING ABOUT OTHER CULTURES AND HABITS THROUGH BUSINESS ETHICS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO ME.
WE ALL LIVE IN A GLOBALISED WORLD AND EVERYONE IS CONNECTED TO OTHER CULTURES THROUGH THE ONLINE STORY. I WILL USE THIS BLOG DURING MY ADVENTURES TO CONNECT THE DOTS BETWEEN DIFFERENT KINDS OF CULTURES AND HABITS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.
SHARING MY STORY WITH PEOPLE, WHICH ARE FASCINATED WITH THE SAME PASSIONS AS ME, SUCH AS TRAVELLING, RATIONALITY AND IDEAS, IS MY NUMBER ONE OBJECTIVE OF THIS BLOG.
THE FIRST STOP OF MY JOURNEY IS THAILAND. I WILL BE THERE FOR ABOUT 1 MONTH. I’VE ALREADY BEEN TO THAILAND LAST YEAR TO HELP IN AN ORPHANAGE AND A PRIMARY SCHOOL FOR 2 WEEKS, BUT THAT WASN’T ENOUGH. THAT’S WHY I DECIDED TO GO BACK TO MEET EVERYONE AGAIN AND TO TRAVEL IN THE NORTH OF THE COUNTRY.
AFTER THIS BEAUTIFUL PERIOD I WILL RETURN TO BELGIUM TO PREPARE EVERYTHING FOR MY 9-MONTHS-LONG EXPERIENCE IN CHINA. THE FIRST 6 MONTHS, I WILL BE STUDYING ECONOMICS IN HANGZHOU, IT IS THE LARGEST CITY OF ZHEJIANG PROVINCE IN EASTERN CHINA AND ABOUT 180KM OF SHANGHAI. DURING THIS PERIOD I WILL, OFCOURSE, TRAVEL AROUND DIFFERENTS PARTS OF THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY OF CHINA TOO.
I WILL HOLD MY INTERNSHIP IN SHANGHAI FOR ANOTHER 3 MONTHS IN AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION WICH GAVE ME THE BIGGEST OPPORTUNITY IN MY LIFE.
‘BON VOYAGE’
VIANNEY

67 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Vianney! Thank you for visiting my blog and leading me here. I wish you all the best in your adventure and look forward to reading more about your experiences. Stay blessed!

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  2. Hi Vianney (btw I love how your name sounds) 🙂
    I’m so glad to discover your blog, you have created a beautiful space and I’ll be happy to know more about it. Thanks for the follow.
    Look forward to share stories 🙂
    Cheers, Untraveled Routes

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  3. Aha, I work fora Belgian company and visit it frequently. I’ve seen China, but only from Hong Kong and Macau. I wish you all the best in your quest for paid employment – I hear too many stories of internships which subsidise big business – a worker should be paid. May your experience be rewarded.

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    1. No? Which company? I am living in Belgium, oh great that you already experienced China. It’s such an interesting country, how is Macau? Thank you so much I really appreciate your kindness 🙂 Fingers crossed for my future! Greetz, “The Gypsy Hiker”

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  4. Hi Cameron, how are you? With pleasure. Thank you so much, I cannot wait to start my experience in this great country, oh yeah really? For work or study? Where can I contact you? Greetz, “The Gypsy Hiker”

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  5. Hey Vianney, thanks for visiting my blog! Loved your introduction, good luck on your experience in China! I used to live in Shanghai so if you have any questions, feel free to contact me!

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    1. Good evening Michael, how are you? I hope it too, that’s with a lot of pleasure. Sharing is caring and caring is important nowadays!! You are welcome, I like your pictures. Greetz, “The Gypsy Hiker”

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    1. Yes that’s a fact, Thailand and in a few weeks China. I will try to visit Singapore, HongKong and Malaysia etc. as much as I can 🙂 Ok thank you much I will contact you if I am considering to visit Malaysia! Take care of yourself, what do you do for a living?

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      1. Sure. Do drop me an e-mail at danontheroad(at)gmail.com whenever you’re planning for Malaysia. I’m in the family business of construction so traveling and blogging is a part-time thing (for now haha).

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  6. Thanks for subscribing to my blog!
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  7. Thank you for following my blog. I hope you enjoy my travels. Having dipped into yours and been very impressed by your take on your adventures in the food and travel spheres I am following you and look forward to reading some more tales from my favourite country, Thailand, and something of your life in China.

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    1. Hi Maris, you are welcome! Up till now I enjoy it, beautiful things you did!! Thank you so much Maris, it’s true that what I am living here in Thailand right now, is just unbelievable! Ooh yeah your favorite country? Nice to hear, where have you been? I am leaving in September to China, where a great adventure is waiting on me! Greetz from “The Gypsy Hiker”

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  8. Thanks for liking my post! Enjoy your journey! China is an amazing place – we moved here last November and our contract will soon be up. When we are finished we are hoping to go to Chang Mai for a couple of weeks. Years ago I visited Bangkok and we are looking forward to returning. Enjoy every part of the journey!

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    1. You’re welcome, I found it Intresting! Thank you so much, yeah I heard it a lot, I will have the chance to live there for about 9 months!! Oooh really? You really should come to Chiang Mai, it’s a wonderful place with friendly and welcoming people. Delicious food and great places!! Greetz, take care! “The Gypsy Hiker”

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    1. Hi Becca, nice to meet you, ow are you doing? Thank you so much, no really? That’s nice, where are you studying this beautiful way of communicating with people? Are you currently traveling? Greetz from “The Gypsy Hiker”

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      1. I’m great thanks! I’m studying in Melbourne, Australia but I’m always wishing I was elsewhere haha. No, but I hope to be soon! Are you in China at the moment?

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    1. Xie xie, I love China. I’ve had the chance to be there once and I felt in love with this country. That’s why I come back to study and to learn more about te culture during the day-to-day activities 🙂

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  9. Hi Vianney, you recently followed my blog and I just have to say- wow. I’ve read literally all of your blogs in the past few hours and I praise your craftsmanship with the English language. You are so talented. I’m glad you found my blog, just because I got the chance to find yours! 😊👍🏽

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    1. Hi “Sky Full Of Robins”, yeah that’s true because I think are at the start of great experiences and I wanted to follow them! I am blushing right now because of what you are saying, I try do to my best. Thank you so much for your compliment!! Greetz, have a stay travel! The Gypsy Hiker

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      1. Well, The Gypsy Hiker, you can call me Robin. That’s what most people call me! I just started my blog like two weeks ago while in Europe- unfortunately I’m no longer there (moment of silence) but I’m still writing about it (and happily so.) Thank you for your encouragement, I can’t wait to hear more about your travels 😊

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      2. Oh ok, nice to meet you Robin, I am Vianney The Hiker. I see, did you have fun in Europe? But you are from the States right? You will see the stories I experienced this week are just insane 🙂

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  10. Hi Vianney – bon voyage (a french eating microwave dinners “zut alors”- why would you do that if you can get great street food where you are? What am I missing?
    Anyhow jokes aside, thanks for finding and following my blog, I like your posts, thoughtful and upbeat, agree the world is connected in so many ways now. As you are a marketing student, check out this marketing campaign from switzerland, i love it, it is one of the best I have seen:
    https://polianthus.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/experience-a-fairy-tale-and-visit-heidis-granddad-excellent-live-interactive-advert-with-yodeling-video-and-free-tickets/
    PS your description of Belgium sounds like Asterix and his home country….(and of course Asterix is a Belgian too) .- voluntary? Involuntary? Happy accident?
    Happy travels and learning Poli
    PS an philosopher at the dawn of time, apparently, once said the world is a book and he who does not travel only ever reads one page (his rendition was more elegant, I am sure you can find him if you google)

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    1. Hi Chicken, how are you today/tonight? You are welcome, I like to discover new stories about others, that’s why we are all here I think 😉 Thank you so much!! The Gypsy Hiker

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  11. I first met you as a 1,5 year old curly boy, who became my new neighbor and close little friend.
    You have always been special and very different from other children, because of your interest in so many different things like flowers, cooking, scents, singing, dancing, languages, family and wonders of the world.
    Through the years we shared so much precious time, until you moved again to another place in Belgium.
    Thank you for sharing the updates of your life and the feeling that you cherish each good moment with valuable people you met.
    Curious I love to follow your path via this blog, to places I visited in the past and new ones to discover.
    Enjoy life and make the best of it Vianney!
    Love, Ingrid

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    1. With a lot of pleasure, while traveling I like to discover other stories from others! Thank you so much for your reaction, feel free to share what you like. Have a wonderful day

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