It's All Over But the Crying

Hsb's Traveler Profile

I have traveled to 31 countries, posted 1,142 pictures and written 125 entries in 10 travel blogs
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Member Since
Jan 30, 2007

About Hsb

Helene Barrette is a program manager for an up-and-coming Canadian company.
Favourite music
Mainly Jazz -- old classics
Montreal, Canada
Favourite movie
Casablanca and Saving Private Ryan stand out, but so does Bull Durham :-)
French, English, Spanish and Japanese
Favourite quote
If you aren't living on the edge, you're taking up too much space. It has nothing to do with thrill-seeking. It's about making the most of every moment, about stretching your own boundaries, about being willing to learn constantly... - J. Whittaker
Interests and hobbies
TRAVELLING, cycling, mountain climbing, reading, travel writing, skiing, scuba diving, movies, photography, and yes... TV...
One thing I want to do before I die
Write a book and be published -- be acknowledged as a talented writer.
Favourite book
Too many to single one out: historical fiction, non-fiction narratives, travel writings, survival stories...
My friends describe me as
From one of them: friendly, caring, compassionate, adventurous, smart, articulate, detail-oriented, strong, persistant, serious, intense, funny
The most amazing moment in my life so far
1) Standing on the summit of Kilimanjaro 2) Watching the alpenglow on the face of Everest 3) Staring at the stars over the Indian Ocean in the Maldives 4) Setting a personal altitude record of 6,075m in Peru 5) Tour de France 2009 in Paris
My travel pictures on Webshots
I have used Webshots for several years to store my travel pictures. Please have a look and enjoy!

Recent Entries by Hsb

  • Why I Loved Diva Camp... - Oct 16, 2011

    I have become passionate, over the years, about sports that involve variations in altitude or depth, and that are not confined to a measured field or arena. Forget flat-terrain, line-confined sport...

  • Last stage of the Tour de France 2009! I started my day with a great breakfast at the hotel (quite a spread...), followed by a walk up to Place de la Concorde. Everything was already cordoned off, ...

  • I'm writing now sitting outside on the sidewalk - again, but this time on Rue de Rivoli, at a Brasserie, having a late lunch of Croque-Madame and an Edelweiss beer, desperate to get out of the very...

Travel Blogs by Hsb

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