A flying visit to Milan

A flying visit to Milan

Not so long ago while doing some holiday research I discovered that Milan’s Malpensa airport offers a wider selection of destinations at better prices than our local airport Nice.  Having taken everything into account – fuel, motorway tolls, airport parking and even...
Hoi An: the very best of Vietnam?

Hoi An: the very best of Vietnam?

Xin chào quý khách*…. unless this is the first time you’re reading my blog or you’ve had your head buried in the sand during the last few weeks I think you’ll probably be aware that I’ve recently been to Vietnam with my family on a trip that practically took on...
Sagrada Familia Barcelona: 15 years on

Sagrada Familia Barcelona: 15 years on

I recently visited Barcelona for the 3rd time.  The first time was 15 years ago in May 2001, then again in February 2011 and just now in June 2016.  Each visit was very different.  The first was JF’s and my first time away from our baby, let loose for an adult...
Snapshots of Strasbourg

Snapshots of Strasbourg

Happy New Year everyone!  Bonne année!  A new year, new beginnings, back to school today…and yet, I’ve still got one more christmassy post for you.  Indulge me!  I know most of you are probably done with the festivities, but technically it’s still...
Visiting Fort Carré, Antibes

Visiting Fort Carré, Antibes

Every year around mid September France holds its annual Journées du Patrimoine; a weekend of open doors at historical buildings, monuments, parks and places of cultural interest. Places that aren’t usually open to the public are visitable and places that...
Falling in love with Budapest

Falling in love with Budapest

There are certain places in the world I’ve visited and lost my heart to, even after a very short visit. Until recently the most instant city love affairs have been with Amsterdam, Stockholm and Barcelona, I’ve come away from these places saying I want to...
The Blue Church, Bratislava

The Blue Church, Bratislava

After two years of writing exclusively about France, mostly about the area where I live and French culture, I’m diverging into wider pastures, so this, my friends, is my first offering not about France. I’ve been itching to write about other places...
From Russia (to Nice) with love

From Russia (to Nice) with love

I’ve lived on the Côte d’Azur for five and a half years and finally last weekend I got around to visiting the Russian Cathedral in Nice, something I’ve wanted to do for ages.  As always when I put something off over and again and then do it I wonder...

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