Insights into the French way of life and European travels by an Australian living in Paris and the Loire ValleyHeader photo: Miradouro San Pedro de Alcantara, Lisbon. All photos on website copyright by Rosemary Kneipp unless specified otherwise. All rights reserved.
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Author Archives: Rosemary Kneipp
When we discovered Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon recently, I added it to the list of places that have left an indelible mark on me because they were totally unexpected and totally overwhelming. At the same time, I was asked to … Continue reading
What I love most about travelling is coming across something that is totally unexpected, totally overwhelming and totally unforgettable. It can be the Rheinfalls in Germany, the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Tasman’s Arch in Tasmania, the Cathedral in Reims, Plitvice … Continue reading
After virtually no sleep during our first night in Lisbon due to a barking dog, jets constantly flying overhead, merry makers under our window, the arrival of the rubbish truck at 1.30 pm with much clashing and clanging and shouting, leg cramps from … Continue reading
My first contact with Portuguese was during my honours year of university in Australia when I studied and fell in love with Romance Linguistics which is the story of how Latin turned into Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian. It … Continue reading
When we arrived in Lisbon at 4 pm, it was 26°C, a welcome change from Paris. We walked from our home exchange on the western tip of Barrio Alto down to the Tagus and back to get a feel of the city. Here … Continue reading
Am I jinxed? Is it because I love my iPhone too much? Is this a subtle message from the Cosmos? Beware, this could talk a long time to tell. You might need a glass of wine. One beautiful twilight … Continue reading
In last week’s Friday’s French, I talked about côte meaning coast (among other things). A reader said he thought that littoral meant coast so I thought I should do a second post! I checked out my trusty Larousse which tells … Continue reading
Weekly Blogger Round-Up: Best travel apps for Europe – 5 things not to like about France – Sibiu in Romania
This week’s blogger round-up brings us three completely different subjects. We start with favourite Europe travel apps by Marie-Eve from Europe Trip Tips, a girl after my own heart, because she, too, is addicted to her iPhone! Next, Janine Marsh … Continue reading
After the August exodus comes La Rentrée, that untranslatable nationwide “back-to”: back-to-school, back-to-work, back-to-wearing-shoes-every-day, back-to-setting-the-alarm, back-to-the-metro, and all the other disagreeable things about everyday life. For those who have stayed in Paris it means queuing at the market, leaving the … Continue reading