Category Archives: Travel photos

Famagusta – Cyprus

Famagusta on the east coast of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, was the first stop on our one-week self-driven tour. In mediaeval times (particularly under the maritime republics of Genoa and Venice), Famagusta was the country’s largest port city, trading … Continue reading

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First Day in NYC – Ground Zero, Statue of Liberty & Times Square

We are in New York. The last time I was here was in 1979. For Jean Michel, it’s the first time. We are visiting my two grown-up children, Leonardo and Black Cat, who live and work in NYC. We have … Continue reading

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Cycling in Italy # 1 – Sanremo to San Lorenzo

We have been driving most of the day. After a lunch stop in Cavaillon, famous for its melons where we have a delicious lunch under a shady terrace recommended by the lady in the bookshop where we buy a guide … Continue reading

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Colmar – the Magic of Alsace

Alsace is one of France’s most picturesque regions and has a lot in common with its neighbour, Germany, in terms of architecture, customs, cuisine and even language. It is famous for its white wines and the vineyards grow at the … Continue reading

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Travel Photos – Venice in the Rain

The first time we came to Venice 7 years ago, at about the same period, we had stunning weather. This time, we arrived in the rain and it seems it may last quite a few days. But the moment we started … Continue reading

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Travel Photos – Vendôme

Considering the number of canals that run through it, I’m surprised that the mediaeval town of Vendôme on the Loir River (not the same as the Loire), 35 k from Blois, is not called the Little Venice of Beauce after … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Blogger Round-up: La Maison du Chou – Autumn in France – Driving in Europe

So what’s on the agenda this Wednesday? Mary Kay from Out and About in Paris takes us to the Maison du Chou where she has discovered the lightest choux à la crème, while French Moments delights us with ten stunning … Continue reading

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Monday’s Travel Photos – Sofia off the beaten track

When visiting a new city, I’m always on the lookout for things I haven’t seen anywhere else or that catch my attention because they are unexpected. Sofia provided lots of opportunities! If you have enjoyed reading this, don’t forget to … Continue reading

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Monday’s Travel Photos – Palais Royal, Paris

Regular readers will know that I have the great fortune to actually live in the Palais Royal overlooking the fountain. I shall never tire of taking photos. Here are some taken on a sunny afternoon at the beginning of September. … Continue reading

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Monday’s Travel Photos – Szentendre, Hungary

Szentendre, pronounced San-ten-dray, is a charming little town on the Danube about twenty kilometers north of Budapest, very popular in summer it seems as it is easy to get there by boat, bus, train or bike, but only crowded between … Continue reading

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