Category: Travel

Trip to Paris: Part II

It’s rare that one of our trips to Paris doesn’t include a trip to Musée d’Orsay. This one was no exception, particularly as there were exhibitions on Catalan architect Gaudí, Whistler’s painting from the Frick and artist turned sculpture Aristide Maillol. Gaudí Exhibition   Antoni… Continue Reading “Trip to Paris: Part II”

Trip to Paris: Part I

We love regular trips by train to Paris to catch up with the latest exhibitions (and restaurants). Consequently, we never need an excuse to visit but this time we had one, seeing our football team OGC Nice play against Nantes in the French equivalent… Continue Reading “Trip to Paris: Part I”

[Yet another] Postcard from Alassio: Part II

As a child aged 8 I spent a wonderful holiday in Laigueglia, Italy, with my family. My fondest memories are of the guys selling warm jammy donuts on the beach, sadly no longer in evidence. Amazingly, the small, family-run hotel we stayed in is… Continue Reading “[Yet another] Postcard from Alassio: Part II”

[Yet another] Postcard from Alassio: Part I

It’s becoming quite tricky to find things to write about when it comes to Alassio, our home-from-home just up the coast, where last week we enjoyed a few days of farniente and Aperol Spritzs. The seaside resort at Alassio is best known for having… Continue Reading “[Yet another] Postcard from Alassio: Part I”

One from the vaults – Things my beloved says: “Would you like to go away next week?”

Like last week, I’m still revisiting 2017 and a trip to Alassio while we’re enjoying the self-same hotel in 2022. During my beloved’s recuperation from his broken leg, we’ve had an ongoing joke that I’ll deserve a break when he’s finally back on his… Continue Reading “One from the vaults – Things my beloved says: “Would you like to go away next week?””

One from the vaults: Two-day trip to Paris

I’m revisiting our April 2017 trip to Paris with my beloved still in the throes of recovering from the operation to repair his broken hip. This is apt as we’ll be heading off to Paris at the beginning of next month. Yes, it’s finally… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Two-day trip to Paris”

Postcard from Piedmont: Part II

Having researched and written about the heritage of the Ferrero Family, I had to visit Alba, if only to buy some truffled goodies! Alba is the second most populous town in the province after the main city of Cuneo. It’s the historical and economic… Continue Reading “Postcard from Piedmont: Part II”

Postcard from Piedmont: Part I

We spent a few days last week in the beautiful countryside of Le Langhe, about 60 kilometres (37 miles) southeast of Turin. It’s a hilly area to the south and east of the river Tanaro in the provinces of Cuneo and Asti in Piedmont. It was… Continue Reading “Postcard from Piedmont: Part I”

One from the Vaults: Missing Itzulia

In honour of this week’s cycle race in the Basque Country, I’m re-visiting another of my earlier posts. This one’s from 2019 where, once again, I was noticeable by my absence. This week sees the 59th running of the Tour of the Basque Country… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Missing Itzulia”

On the road with Itzulia: Part II

As mentioned yesterday, this week my spirit is in the Spanish Basque Country enjoying its cycling tour, Itzulia, which takes place from 4-9 April. The 2022 edition showcases some of its finest riding locations. Yesterday I covered the race’s debut in Hondarribia, while today… Continue Reading “On the road with Itzulia: Part II”