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Where I am!

Hello, it feel so good to be back!! I am currently working as a french teacher in Nottingham.

I must tell you all that I don't have a lot of time to update my page because there is to many things to see and do around the British Isles! This is the pages i'm currently working on :
- Chester
- Cardiff
- Alstonefield
- Manchester
- Nottingham
- Windsor & Eton
- Ironbridge
- Shrewsbury
- Oxford
- Scotland

Check Back often to see when those page will be available!


Last June, I went to Switzerland...what a wonderful country!!!

Be sure to at my page in the upcoming days to see the details of my great swiss exploration!

This is the list of the places I visited during my month in Switzerland (last june) :
- Bern

- Neuchatel : DONE !!!
Neuchatel in the Watch Valley

- Basel
- Lucerne : DONE !!!
Lucerne : Swiss Made

- Zurich
- Stein Am Rhein : DONE!!!
Stein Am Rhein and it's frescoes
- Sankt-Gallen : DONE!!!
Sankt-Gallen - at the heart of Eastern Switzerland

- Fribourg : DONE!!!
Fribourg welcomes you!

- Zermatt
- Geneva
- Veytaux - Chillon Castle : DONE!!!
Veytaux...the Chillon Castle

- Lausanne

Welcome to my travel pages!

It's great to see you here, i did a good enough job to bring you in my world! I hope you will find some interesting things in those pages. My travel pages will always be in evolution since i'm doing 2-3 trips a year. Expect a lot more during the next months.

As for me, i'm a 25 yo teacher for kids with learning and comportemental difficulties looking for adventure, good booze and meeting some new faces all over the world.

My biggest passion other than travel is hockey! We are in the hockey country...Don't be fool by the Detroit folks calling Detroit Hockeytown... The real Hockeytown is Montreal

Let's learn a little more about me!
Colors: Red
Scents: Bread
Board Games: Scattegories
Video Games: Splinter Cell
Sports to Play: Hockey
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens
Outdoor Activities: Hiking
TV Shows: CSI: Miami
Movies: The Lord of the Ring Trilogy
Actors: Adam Sandler
Actresses: Cameron Diaz
Music: Dropkick Murphys, The White Stipes, The Real Mckenzies
Magazines: Maxim, Blend
Books/Authors: JRR Tolkien, Isaac Asimov
Snack Foods: Pizza, Fajitas
Alcoholic Drinks: BEER!!!
Non-Alcoholic: Coca-Cola

My Hometown

I lived in a small town about 60 km north-east of Montreal. The Town is JOLIETTE. We like to call Montreal our suburbs!!! But like all little town we are very proud and welcoming.

Quick Facts:
- There's 25,000 inhabitants in Joliette
- People in Joliette called themselve: Joliettain
- Mostly all people speak only french
- Joliette was found by Barthelemy-Joliette in 1823
- We like to say that there's more restaurant by square feet than people!!!
- The Town motto is : Joliette Sol de Musique
- Just ask the local for Joliette Beach!

My small hometown is home of the most influencial folkloric music in the world. With names like :

- La Bottine Souriante (who are the french equivalent of the Chieftains) : La Bottine Souriante means smiling boot, a reference to the worn-out soles of a working man?s footwear. They?ll wear out your soles pretty quickly as well.

- La Volee d'Castors is formed by six young musicians who introduce you to a vast anthology made of call-and-response songs and boisterous reels, with a definitely actual sonority.

and other :
- La Vesse du Loup
- Le Reve du Diable
- ...

My latest adventures :

November 2003 :

October 2003 :
Cities I visited during my trip to Greece :
- Navpaktos
- Rion
- Patras
- Epidaurus
- Mycenae
- Nafplio
- Athens
- Piraeus
- Corinth
- Olympia
- Delphi
- Meteora

Mai 2003 :
Cities I visited during my trip to Morocco :
- Volubilis
- Fes
- Marrakesh
- Ouarzazate
- Boumalne
- Tinerhir
- Zagora
- M'Hamid
- Essaouira
- Rabat
- Casablanca
- Algeciras
- Ceuta

Janvier 2003 :
Dominican Republic
Cities I visited during my trip to Dominican Rep. :
- Puerto Plata

October 2002 :

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  • marielexoteria's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2009 at 12:56 AM

    I know of La Bottine Souriante, they have this song I like a lot called "Dondaine la ridaine".

  • Etoile2B's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2007 at 4:56 PM

    Happy Birthday from sunny California!

  • GracesTrips's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2007 at 2:39 PM

    Happy Birthday, Sylvain! Hope you have a wonderful day! Happy Holidays!

  • traveloturc's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2007 at 12:55 AM

    Happy birthday to you from Istanbul/Turkiye...I wish that you realize all your dreams good luck !!!))))

  • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2007 at 11:41 PM

    Happy Birthday greetings from Holland. PJ

  • La_Holandesa's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2006 at 2:47 AM

    I seeee you! nice ppfoto! Happppyyyy Happyyyyyy B-day! Enjoy your special day! Many greetz Anita :)

  • sarrahh's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2006 at 12:07 AM

    Happy birthday for u and me

  • madamx's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2006 at 7:58 PM

    What's a Joliette boy doing in Lethbridge? Greetings from up north ('c',) Helen

  • lina112's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2005 at 6:16 AM

    Happy Birthday from Spain. Have a great day and happy christmas. Lina

  • sayedaburas's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2005 at 10:33 PM

    Happy birthday to you♫ Happy birthday to you♫♫ Happy birthday to Sylvain♫ Happy birthday to yoou♫♫ I wish you not only a happy new year, but also happier maaany returns(~_~) What a great and lovley stuff you have:))

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