Paquita Lamacraft 341
Love to travel in the way of a ‘Flâneur? Me too: A Flâneuse! Baudelaire coined the term to mean the ‘connoisseur of the street’ – someone with the time to stroll about and take in the details. This is how I apply it to travel . To me a Flâneur is someone not seeking the travel hot spots and the next disco, but wanting to have a momentary sense of belonging – of connection to the soul and character of the places visited. If this is your philosophy too, then join me as a travelling companion on and read my book of the adventure of one month with no plan on the backroads of the Cuban countryside at
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