Driving around the south of France has always been a dream for me. And I only ended up on the wrong side of the road three times! View Larger Map If a picture is worth a thousand words, by my calculations, this post is about 18,000 words long… for the first time, I’m letting the […]Read more "Provence Road Trip (in Photos)"
Earlier this year when we visited Dubrovnik, the place I’d always dreamed of going, I asked Paul what was #1 on his list. He only had one answer: Paris Photo, the world’s biggest art photography fair. 2011 is its 15th year, and for the first time it’s in the Grand Palais. Though I’d been to […]Read more "A Weekend at Paris Photo"
This morning we caught the train along the French Riviera to Nice. Approaching Cannes on the train to Nice Nice = heaven. The main beach at Nice Sure, there are a lot of people, but the beach is big enought to fit everyone, and it’s still a city you can get lost in. […]Read more "Nice"
I love our accommodation in Nice. But I wasn’t sure I would when we first arrived. The hostel is located across the road from the local Hippopotamus bar. When we walk in, we find ourselves in a dark, humid restaurant. A cockroach munches on crumbs on one of the tables. A niçoise woman in her […]Read more "Life Lesson #28 – The French Way"
I was warned not to expect too much from Marseilles. The crowded, crime filled, rat infested city would have nothing to offer me. Perhaps as a result of keeping expectations low, I’ve been pleasantly surprised. Though our hotel cost a little more than we usually spend, its a great little boutique one in the heart […]Read more "Marseilles"
We checked out of our hotel on a high today, because we were going to take the train into the countryside to visit Monet’s house and garden, including the famous lilypond. We were looking forwards to hiring bicycles to ride through the countryside and enjoying fresh baguettes on the banks of the Seine. But it […]Read more "Last Day in Paris: L’Autre Jardin"
I’m getting sick of the crowds. It turns out that it’s school holidays in Europe, which I probably should have checked before we booked. We’re now paying for it every time we want to do anything. Which is making me regret the incredible weather a little bit. It’s really beautiful… but makes long waits a […]Read more "Day Three in Paris: The Louvre"