I met Lucy Jumper first time in my life, way back in 2011 when I was visiting Istanbul. I met her through couch surfing, and we hit it off pretty well. Lucy is one of those people that is very easy to be around. We definitely had a fun time in Istanbul – lots of good memories! So somehow we managed to stay in touch even though she lives far away on the other site of the Atlantic ocean in the big apple, also known as New York city.
Last year I received a message from Lucy on Facebook, asking what I was up to next weekend. I didn’t have any plans really, and much to my surprise Lucy suggested that she purchased a ticket to Copenhagen and popped by!! Actually at the time I had just returned myself from traveling in Asia for half a year, so I was living on the couch with Dorthe and Dennis (bless their souls). So all of the sudden they had an additional visitor 🙂
Now this year, I was going to Paris to visit some libraries, and the Magnum photo office. Again Lucy surprises me by telling me that she was going to pop by Paris for the weekend – on her way to Chile!! Paris is definitely a slight detour to say the least, on the way to Chile, when your starting destination is New York city.
Somehow most Americans I have met on my travels have either been recently graduated students on a gap year, or working professionals between jobs. My impression is that its quite a work centered culture and taking time off for long periods is just not an option (if you want to keep your job that is). Somehow Lucy manages to roam the world still!
It was great catching up with you Lucy! I am sure we will meet in 2014. This time I should really cross the Atlantic ocean 🙂
Also on a site node, this was one of the first outings of my brand new Fuji x100s. A lot of these photographs where shot indoors at iso 6400. I am amazed with the quality of this tiny camera. You practically do not need light any longer. Exciting times!
Reunited with Lucy Jumper in Paris. Last time we met was in 2012 in Copenhagen.
The kind french family hosting the first nights party. They made an excellent Margarita by the way!
The funky bar hosting the first night out. Cool place!
My first mango based cocktail. Have to say it did not disappoint!
Lucy definitely enjoying the party 🙂
I can see me house from here!!! Juvaila enjoying the view!
Very passionate French bartender cooking up some funky drinks!
There is always time for some shopping when in Paris 🙂 Lucy shops for clothes (women!) and Bently has his priorities in order and shops for food.
It is becoming a great tradition for Lucy and I to enjoy waterpibe whenever we meet up! Nothing beats the waterpibe in Istanbul though 😉