Who am I? – The Lone Wonderer

Who Am I?

“Not all those who wander are lost” 

-J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Rings.

I am curious. When I go to a country, it’s not just to take pretty pictures and going somewhere else afterwards. I like to stay there for a while, to work there, to learn the local language, to find out what the daily life looks like for people there, to impregnate myself with the local culture and to make local friends. 

Picture: Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo, Japan, June 2016.

A little bit about myself...

Sévan Cognon

Wanderer, Wonderer, Adventurer

This section might not be as interesting as the other ones, but for those of you who are curious about the person behind these posts and pictures, well, here I am. My name is Sévan and I am originally from a small town called Saint-Cannat, in the beautiful region of Provence in Southern France. Massive Olympique de Marseille’s fan (the local football team), cat lover (especially my baby Perle, you will definitely see some pictures of her at some point), I’ve been living what we could call “a normal life” until I turn 20 years old. Working in the same place for one and half a year, hanging out with my friends during the weekend, playing video games the rest of the time. So you guessed it right, nothing really exciting. But from as long as I can remember, I’ve never felt I belonged there. I’ve always wanted to see what the world had to offer, and always had the conviction the place I was born, would not be the place I will live and spend the rest of my life. This is still the conviction I have today. 

This idea of getting really far away, somewhere I’d know no one, wouldn’t speak the local language and would know nothing about the local culture was haunting me for months, maybe years. Going on an adventure was a dream, and one day, I just thought, “Hey, I’ll just do it”. Ain’t no spark lit the fire, I reckon it has always been burning. So I quit my job, got a 1 year Japanese Working-Holiday visa, booked a flight to Tokyo, and 2 weeks later, I was saying goodbye to Marseille, finally embarking for the adventure my younger self imagined for me. And the first step was Japan, where the goal was managing to “survive” for 1 year…

Picture: Connemara, Ireland, December 2017.

Why this blog?

Purpose and goals.

One of my favorite part about traveling is sharing. Telling stories and exchanging experiences with someone else. I am probably excited about it because I don’t get to do it that often I guess. Years and travels go on, so do pictures, that I stock in some folders in my PC and never look upon again. So what’s the point of taking so many pictures right? One day, I was discussing about this with one of my best friends, and he suggested me this idea of making a travel blog. So I had a look at all those pictures in those folders and I was like “meh, why not?”, there is a lot of them, and behind every single of these pictures,  there is a story to tell to whoever would like to hear it. 

So the idea of this blog is mainly to tell stories about the places I’ve been. It will be mainly cultural or historical informations, and what brought me to this place, what I liked about it, or what I didn’t like.

Picture: Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, June 2018

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