"To travel is to take a journey into yourself" ― Danny Kaye As you may have noticed, I begin each entry with a quote that speaks to me about what I'm going to write about. Danny Kaye, if you're unfamiliar with the name, played opposite Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen in the 1954 film White Christmas. … Continue reading Punting? What’s that? Oh- and all the web links.
“May you eat an unfamiliar dessert in a strange land at least once every three years” - Rob Brezsny Well chocolate is not unfamiliar, and I wouldn’t call Switzerland strange, but I still say the Chocolate tasting at Cailler makes this the perfect quote for today! Wednesday was a quieter day. We started the day … Continue reading Hello Goodbye: Switzerland part 2
“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill Sunday night, Troy and I arrived home from Paris. We got home around 2 am, and I was up first thing Monday morning to fly to Switzerland. Being tired couldn’t slow me down; I hadn’t seen my friend Sam and her family … Continue reading Switzerland, you have my heart
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well" - Virginia Woolf We woke up Sunday morning, excited for fresh squeezed orange juice and a lazy day of exploring. Instead, we made an alarming discovery: Paris takes the day off. No money exchanging. No fresh baguettes. And brace yourselves: no. … Continue reading Sunday in Paris
“I've seen you, beauty, and you belong to me now…I thought. You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil.” ― Ernest Hemingway We got up on Saturday morning and wandered our local neighbourhood. We exchanged money and opted for the French experience of having … Continue reading Saturday in Paris
“When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” – Clifton Fadiman It’s not every day you turn 35. And definitely not every day you turn 35 in Paris, watching the reflection of the sunset behind the Eiffel tower, as … Continue reading Friday in Paris
“The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” – Rudyard Kipling When you work a Monday to Friday, 9 to 5 (or 6, or 7, or later) kind of job, there is nothing quite like the joy of a three day weekend. August 28 was a bank holiday in the UK, so Troy … Continue reading August Adventures: Brighton