Category: Travel

Postcard from Piedmont: Part III

We had such an enjoyable time in Piedmont earlier this year that my beloved elected to visit again though, this time, we stayed in a different hotel for three nights. We drove to Langhe in Tom (my SMART) who was looking rather perky after… Continue Reading “Postcard from Piedmont: Part III”

One from the Vaults: Postcard from Richmond, VA

This year’s UCI Road World Championships are taking place from 18-25 September in Wollongong, near Sydney. Frankly, we should be there, but we’re not. We were in Australia for the 2010 Championships held in Geelong. We were also in Richmond, VA for those held… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Postcard from Richmond, VA”

Postcard from Catalunya: Part II

After our days near or at the Catalan beaches, we decided to head for the relative cool of the hills behind Barcelona, an area we’d not previously visited and where the scenery was truly stunning. We stayed in yet another beautifully converted farmhouse, this… Continue Reading “Postcard from Catalunya: Part II”

Postcard from Catalunya: Part I

My beloved had decided we would have a Spanish holiday this summer, travelling by car to Barcelona to catch the ferry to Mallorca where we would circumnavigate the island with our bikes for a couple of weeks. We’d return to Barcelona for the Catalunya… Continue Reading “Postcard from Catalunya: Part I”

One from the vaults: Postcard from Montmelo

It’s the MotoGP from San Marino this weekend so you might be wondering why we’re heading back to a post from 2018 when we saw the Catalan MotoGP. All will become clearer with next week’s posts. The Barcelona-Catalunya circuit in Montmelo has hosted a… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcard from Montmelo”

Postcard from Uzès

Three nights in Montpellier on the way to Catalunya, and three nights on the way back in Uzès. We’d previously stayed in Uzès ahead of watching the 2017 Vuelta a Espana start in nearby Nîmes. I never got to visit its Haribo factory last time,… Continue Reading “Postcard from Uzès”

Postcard from Montpellier

We’ve both previously visited Montpellier a number of times, either during the Tour de France or on one of my beloved’s many  business trips. However, we’ve always felt that the city lacked a great hotel, thankfully no longer. We spent three nights in Montpellier… Continue Reading “Postcard from Montpellier”

Postcard from New York: Part II

I’d previously visited the Whitney at its former location but it was finally time to visit its latest one. As the pre-eminent institution devoted to art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of 20th century and contemporary… Continue Reading “Postcard from New York: Part II”

Postcard from New York: Part I

A friend of ours has successfully dabbled in paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat so when we saw there was a new exhibition, Jean-Michael Basquiat: King Pleasure©, assembled by his family which reveals the creative evolution of the artist, we booked tickets. The popular mythology surrounding Basquiat’s… Continue Reading “Postcard from New York: Part I”

Postcard from the Shore

We spent a total of 10 days at The Shore, kicking off with Cape May over the Memorial Day weekend followed by six days at Long Branch which gave us an insight into the Shore’s various areas. Cape May Cape May was named for… Continue Reading “Postcard from the Shore”