Hello and welcome!
I’m Gaëlle. After years of having travelling plans in the back of my mind and wondering if the grass was truly greener elsewhere, in 2016 I decided to set off on a trip around the world, focusing on Asia, South America and Australasia.
Until then, my experience of travelling had been limited to budget holidays in Europe, family trips to consistently English-speaking countries and nice little Airbnb city breaks. And that one time I stayed in a hostel in Dublin. Needless to say, this is going to be an interesting experience.
I created this blog both as a public account of my travels for my family and friends to know what I’m up to, and as a personal diary of the weird and wonderful stuff I expect this trip to throw at me (and also, as a follow up to my previous blog, Adventures of a Frogsbif, which followed my first big adventure as I moved from France to London for university).
I’ve been calling Auckland home for the past two years, and working in the hospitality industry. In my previous life, I worked as a journalist whose free time (and working hours, as of my last job at Imbibe) was spent eating and drinking my way around London.
What is a ‘frogsbif’?
I am notoriously bad at giving things titles. When it came to naming my first blog, I couldn’t think of a damn thing. Then my friend Enora suggested using the word frogsbif, from the association of ‘frog’ – for what the Brits call the French – and ‘rosbif’ – for what the French call the Brits. Yes, that’s not how you spell the word in English, I know. But the French do actually use the word bifteck. Not kidding.