2013: Blogging with Other Global Flâneurs

Musical Performance, Adzope, Ivory Coast

In Africa, you never know when you may stumble across an impromptu musical performance.

Just what is a flâneur, you ask?  This rather old-fashioned French word refers to someone who strolls in a leisurely manner with no apparent direction.  Historically, the concept of flânerie been associated with laziness or indolence.  However, in my opinion, a good flâneur (or flâneuse) is anything but lazy.

Proper flânerie may be directionless wandering.  However, it is certainly not absentminded.  Astute concentration and awareness of one’s surroundings are essential to reaping the rewards of the sport — uncovering terrific restaurants in unexpected places, scoping out a treasure trove of bargains (or antiques), stumbling upon a city’s lesser known landmarks or an impromptu performance, and uncovering its true character.

In 2013, Global Grazers is delighted to be joining the master of flânerie and 9 other flâneurs at Flânerie Féminine to uncover a few of Abidjan’s best vegetarian meals and share them with all of you!

The hidden gift of this assignment has been getting to know nine other special bloggers, each of whom focuses on a different region or aspect of the global travel and lifestyle scene. Allow me to introduce you to my fantastic fellow flâneurs:

  1. Andrea from Curious Around the World will blog on the gastro scene in Vancouver.
  2. Anisha from A Niche World will write about emerging travel destinations.
  3. Cristina from Un’Oca in Cucina will share vegetarian Italian recipes.
  4. David from In Mozart’s Footsteps will blog about Vienna’s musical sites (and musical history).
  5. Jaillan from Savoir There will write about cocktails.
  6. Keane from Keane Travels will share the hottest bars and nightlife in San Francisco.
  7. Kitty from French Foodie in Dublin will blog about Dublin’s gastro scene.
  8. Pola from Jetting Around will fill us in on the gastro scene in Chicago.
  9. Rosie from Velvet Rose Cakes will share her uniquely delectable vegan cupcake recipes.
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21 responses to “2013: Blogging with Other Global Flâneurs

  1. As you know I l love your blog very much! But this time I just must acknowledge that term ‘flanerie’ is dear to my heart … perhaps because I found myself wondering (perhaps aimlessly) often -:)! Many lines have been written in that way!

    All the Best,
    Daniela

    All the Best and will be catching up on global

  2. Jeanette, it sounds like a fantastic experience you are having up there to introduce the fantastic flaneurs. Awesome! 🙂

    Jeanette, I would like to thank you for your recent follow to my blog. I hope my poems and short stories do not disappoint and that your visits in there have been a joyful ride. Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you. 🙂

    Subhan Zein

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