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 →

Europe 2019: I’m off to Paris

Flying economy to Europe from Australia never gets enjoyable. Arriving in Europe from Australia is always enjoyable. One requires the other. Grinning and bearing it, the order of the day. Or days, as the case may be. I live a couple of hours from my nearest international airport. Our train service makes me weep every... Continue Reading →

Walking Food Tour in Barcelona

The fourth and last walking food tour of my trip was on my second night in Barcelona. It was the Devour Barcelona Tapas, Taverns & History tour. The tour centered on the Gothic quarter. The group met our guide and were given a little history of the area as we walked to our first stop.... Continue Reading →

Colmar to Lyon & a First Look at Lyon

Continuing the photos and food theme, the next leg of my journey was from Colmar, in one of the most photogenic areas of France, to what is arguably its food heart, Lyon. I said goodbye to my lovely apartment, grabbed some supplies from a local boulangerie for the trip and headed back to Colmar station.... Continue Reading →

Walking Food Tour in Milan

On a whim I booked a place on the Afternoon Food Tour with Beer tasting in Milan. It was to take place in the other area of Milan I had wanted to see, the Navigli District. I made my way down there in the late afternoon to the meeting point. It was about a 20... Continue Reading →

Milano

I had never been to Milan, but I have, for a time. wanted to photograph the Duomo. After a little more research I thought the Navigli district sounded worth a visit too. But the rest of Milan, the fashion, the shopping, nah, not for me. My next majorĀ  destination beyond Florence was Colmar, in France.... Continue Reading →

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