Hey there, I’m Noémie, originally a girl from the countryside of Quebec, the French part of Canada. Describing myself easily is impossible, but I’d say that I’m a young creative who loves people, travel and photography. I’m also extremely talented at making a fool of myself and I can cry just from seeing a cute Labrador puppy. Since I was young, I’ve always put more effort in exploring my artistic side. I wanted to become a singer, dancer, choreographer, fashion designer and much more. None of all that worked out for me in my teenage years, as I was focusing on courses so I’d get accepted in university. However when I was 20, I started making decision with my heart instead of my mind. I decided to quit university and went on a journey to get in touch with myself again. From that moment I felt that I found my creativity again and I haven’t been happier ever since.
Traveling has always been part of my life, but the reason why I went to Asia was to deal with the pains of a tough break up. I needed to heal my heart and have some time for myself again. As I felt I couldn’t do that back home, I needed to go far away. Not only that, I also needed to go alone. That’s why I went all the way to Indonesia starting with a week of surfing to free my mind. And the rest.. is history.
What is your most memorable travel experience?
My most memorable travel experience was on a highly the debated island of Koh Phi Phi. Before going there, I knew it had been touristy ever since the movie ‘The Beach’ featuring Leonardo di Caprio was shot there. However, when getting there, we quickly moved to the quite side of the island and found a nice boat driver who agreed to pick us up next morning at sunrise. We left early and it felt like we had the entire island of hidden beauty to ourselves in those early morning hours. We dove, we cliff jumped, we saw amazing underwater life and enjoyed every second of it.
What is your favourite destination?
What has travel taught you?
As cheesy as it might sound, travel taught me to be myself and choose for myself, to worry less about things and to embrace all the little moments we get in life. Through all the experience of travel I got connected with myself again and I feel that I became a stronger and better person.
I’m always careful on the road, so I don’t really have a big story to tell. If I can give you some advice though, be aware of where you park your scooter in Asia. One time I was trying to put the key in my scooter for hours, which obviously wasn’t working. Why? My scooter (an exact replica of the one I was trying to get my key in) was literally 5 meters next to it. Imagine how stupid we felt..