Marie-Julie has worked in the communications field since 1994. She is a freelance journalist, a columnist, a researcher and a reporter for print, broadcast, and online media. She is also the author of a travelogue, Cartes postales d’Asie (www.cartespostalesdasie.com) published in 2007 by Mémoire d’encrier, and a book for young travellers, Embarquement immédiat (Stanké, 2004, www.edstanke.com/ShowGuidePage.asp?CodeProduit=295687). She has set down her backpack in twenty or so countries and has been keeping a blog, Taxi-brousse (www.marieju.com), since spring 2008. She admits to knowing Asia better than her own country. But that is about to change!