Ostuni: A first look

Finally writing up my trip in 2019 It is about 8 hours by train from Bologna to Ostuni. So a rest day to watch the world go by. A lot of it was by the coast and quite glorious. Ostuni is a hilltop town, its train station at the bottom but a quick taxi ride... Continue Reading →

Two nights in Bologna

Finally writing up my trip from 2019 Paris done and dusted. Now an early start, a station pastry and a long day of train travel. The rest of my trip is to Southern Italy, but since I don't fly mid trip, a stop in Bologna made perfect sense. I was in Bologna in 2018 and... Continue Reading →

Paris Day 4: Giverny

Finally writing up my 2019 trip My last full day in Paris and my only real bucket list tourist hot spot thing of this trip. Giverny. I love Monet, I visited the Musée de l'Orangerie in 2014 and marveled at the wrap around water lilies so this was the one thing I wanted to do... Continue Reading →

A Concert in Sainte Chapelle

Finally writing up my 2019 trip OMGNot only did I visit Sainte Chapelle, one of the most beautiful buildings in Paris, for the second time, I also experienced a concert of classical music while sitting and staring at the incredible stained glass, as it changed appearance as the sun went down. This is bucket list... Continue Reading →

An Afternoon in Paris

Finally writing up my 2019 trip. After a bit of a rest back in my room I headed back, via the metro, to the Seine. First stop was Ile Saint Louis, one of the two islands in the Seine. It is a lovely relaxed neighborhood, full of gorgeous shops and cafes Here I just wandered... Continue Reading →

Bakery Tour in Paris

Finally writing up my 2019 trip On my first trip to Paris I 'did' all the big things so when planning this trip I could devote some time to my two favorite things, photography and food. I had three food experiences booked and the first one was on the first morning, in the Marais district.... Continue Reading →

I’m Back

It has been a while. I started writing up my 2019 trip to Paris and Italy and then I stopped. Life got in the way, I finished my degree and graduated, started more study, stopped when my kids needed me, procrastinated through covid shutdowns, procrastinated more about how to make room on here for the... Continue Reading →

First Morning in Paris

This was my second trip to Paris. In 2014 I visited Europe for the first time, and Paris was my first stop. I researched. I had lists. I ticked off those lists like the completion freak I am. I had a great time but I hadn't really stopped to smell the roses enough and I... Continue Reading →

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