|Afternoon on the Bay of Biscay|
Life has really taken a strange and interesting turn. If you travel enough and leave yourself open to adventure, sooner or later things will happen. "Luck" usually involves hard work and perseverance, not just stumbling into good fortune.
Case in point, last Friday my wife and I were sitting in a boat, watching the last Olympic sailing trials in La Rochelle. We were surrounded by local business leaders, all of this paid for courtesy of La Rochelle and the local area governments.
When we decided to leave Paris, it was our flat being robbed that finally pushed us over the edge. We hadn't actually settled on where we were going to move, but La Rochelle looked like the likely candidate. Bordeaux and other areas were promising, but a friend of ours who lives near hear and runs Archimedox (sort of a "Google for doctors"), arranged for us to meet people in the local government who work very hard to attract business to La Rochelle.
|Waiting to board.|
|Boats gathering for the start of the race.|
|And the race is on!|
|A couple of our local friends are in the left of this shot.|
|Returning to La Rochelle and the vieux port.|
Meanwhile, Jean-Marc, Renée, my wife and myself have had all sorts of interesting ideas that might help the local area attract more businesses. Leïla has been invited to give a talk to local businesses about expat issues and we've all been thinking that recreating Startup Chile in La Rochelle would be wonderful.
This might be a very interesting adventure.