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Glued in the net
These ones are friends or family members who have been caught by the spider's WWWeb :

[Family Ben Sebgag (down)]
[Family at "Lacoste"]
[Colin aka Colino]
[Aurélien aka Gros]
Personal sites
Some websites I did for non-profit :

Action Kharikhola / new version not from me
Iman Tamedourt (down)
Peuples.org (off)
Fred on trip
I did a few travels around my lovely planet, here are the few pages related

Souvenir from Kashmir!
Ahaggar (Hoggar) diaporama
South america trip
Perdu au Cap Vert! [FR]

Social pages can be found here (... not very active)
virtual tourist pages
facebook pages

More about me (remember : it's a HomePage)

I originate from the Geneva region, and lived some times in a part of Germany called Franconia. That's - added to some very curious culinary habits, - the most rebel part of the well-known Bavaria - here and today in Switzerland I work in the domain of healthcare in the big German engineering company called Siemens, which you probably know, that's your dishwasher, you coffee machine, your train, hydroplant and so much more. Now I use to travel a lot for not so funny purposes, but in my free time I used to visit great countries in the world (if you can read French, I report here a journey in Capo Verde). I am interested in geopolitical issues concerning aborigenal folks of the world, in particular those from Asia and Africa. I was a member of several organisations, Action Kharikhola : a joint technical project with villagers of a small Nepalese village called Kharikhola, now I support the Himalayan Eye Project from my friend Serge and another social and scientific initiative in the Sahara desert Iman Tamedourt (what means "a breath of nomad life" in Tamasheq, the tuareg writing). I like reading on civilizations and social interactions between people of different kinds. I do not like referring to "nations" or "my country". We are in a stream of "love everybody, be like no other" - I am glad there are still non-friends and huge differences in cultures, so that there is still a lot to learn outside.

AlifarkaStill within Sahara, I am fascinated by the music of Mali, and the Griot's music, a beautiful hypnotic traditional Black African music which seems to be at the roots of all others... among other singers the most outstanding and father of all is probably Ali Farka Touré, a Griot from Timbuktu who spreads harvest Songs along the Sahelian landscapes. However the current bird of Mali is a woman, Oumou Sangare, and the couple really makes my hi-fi happy, there is Rokia TraorŽ to not forget, or Karkar, the afroblues legend!. Now I start understanding Jazz, and especially the be-bop, modal era - I am not a good one yet, but I use a fantastic book to make dissonant music, and enjoy it!

I was several times in India/Nepal. I have shared beautiful moments in the Himalayas, those beautiful and hostile ranges in central Asia. From them I essentially appreciate the writings, books and poetry, which are among the only books I enjoy to read. I keep in touch with many of my friends over there, they had tough times during the civil war - If they never seem to need to recover, I never forget life is a daily struggle for some of them.

Having met Indigenous People during these journeys, musical or physical, I support the fight for their rights at the united nations, and hope these cultures will survive in our crazy world. Four years ago we founded with a writer of my friends the portal for Indigenous People in French. Jean-Patrick dedicates lots of energy to support some "forgotten" folks in southern America, those you know under the name "Jivaro" but few people know under their correct name "SHUAR". He has founded Arutam which means... I let you find by yourself on their pages! Now he extended his support to other People and their environment. Arutam initiated an action to maintain south american forests (zero deforestation). Our portal project attempts to group some of the French speaking websites about Aborigenal cultures and people - because we thought their visibility was reduced in the internet Jungle. Foule, by F. Schoenahl (drawing)

Otherwise, I like swimming, my computer and the human wonder who shares my life. I take some minutes a week to draw, play music, and organize the next new thing.

By the way, my home town is Mulhouse, in eastern France ... where I have never been. I think I like moving, as I grew up in Morocco (Marrakesh) and in the Geneva region (French territory rounding Geneva) in a small city called Saint-Genis. I later went to Lyon and then Nancy in eastern France, in 2001 to Germany where I got an European biomedical and clinical engineering degree, then back to Toulouse, south-west of France to obtain my Master in Medical Imaging then to Geneva. I kept on my way to more tropical latitudes and I keep a very nice address book of all the fantastic people I met, and I wish they'll recognize me in these lines.