As some of you know, I had to cancel several of my planned trips to Finland lately. Well, it so happens that I've heard about Finland in several ways these past few days, when I usually seldom hear about it. All these mentions of Finland or of things Finnish must be the way the universe has found to tell me I should be there. Considering next year is supposed to be one of high solar activity, I must now seriously consider all the options to finally succeed in going to Lapland in the winter to watch (and photograph) the Northern Lights. I just need to find the way...

But that's not all the universe has been telling me (it's been more vocal than usual lately). I've already mentioned my future trip to Patagonia. Well, I was considering my options for when the workshop is over. After all, there's no reason why I should come back to France right after leaving the group. So I was looking for possible destinations from Punta Arenas, where the workshop ends. One obvious option is Tierra del Fuego, just a bit further South. Well, believe it or not, Tierra del Fuego happened to be the topic of one of the podcasts I was listening to on the way back from work tonight! Actually, a program from Radio France about an explorer who traveled to uncharted areas there. I didn't even know there was any uncharted place left on Earth. The guy (more or less my age... gosh did I waste time with that computer engineering thing), named Christian Clot, wrote a book about the experience, which I think I'll add to my (already far too long) list of books to read.

What about you? What has the universe told you lately?