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 →

A Year Ago Today

... I started this blog. Just over a week after my father passed away I was looking for an outlet, an escape. Having recently returned from Greece I decided to start writing about my travels. It proved to be very helpful and I now also have a fabulous collection of travel memories to look back... Continue Reading →

Europe 2018 Trip Summary

23 nights 4 countries 7 overnight locations 30+ places visited Too many trains to count 19000 steps/14km average walked per day 1 blister Many new foods and plenty of pastries 11 bags of Haribo brought home for the kids 😀 The details Munich 3 nights with day trips to Bamberg and Zugspitze Accommodation: Hotel Buddy... Continue Reading →

A Day in Annecy from Lyon

Another early start in Lyon, this time to catch a bus to Annecy. Whereas yesterday I headed south to Avignon, today it was due East. Annecy is actually closer to Geneva than Lyon so the Swiss influence is strong there. But first, pastries. In less than 2 hours I was in Annecy from Lyon. The... Continue Reading →

A Day in Provence from Lyon, Part II

After an early start in Lyon to travel by high speed train to Avignon, and spending the morning exploring that beautiful city, I had different plans for my afternoon. I had found an afternoon small group tour of Provence that would show me more of the region. I thought that would be a great way... 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 →

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