I don’t know what it is. I always thought my wife and I were rather smart people, but somehow we always find ourselves starting things where we regularly end up thinking, what kind of dumb adventure did we start this time? It’s been like this since forever. Like starting a via ferrata up a mountainContinue reading “We don’t learn…”
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Don’t you just hate that feeling of being scammed because you’re not one of the locals? This afternoon, my wife and I take the kids for a stroll through town and along the promenade of Le Lavandou, and after about an hour or so, we finally reach that golden moment – which doesn’t happen oftenContinue reading “Iced coffee…”
I guess it’s called d’Azur for a reason.
I had never been to the Côte d’Azur before until this afternoon. I’ve seen the ‘local’ Mediterranean coast at various places, at Tarragona and Barcelona in Spain, at Perpignan and Montpellier in France, and in La Spezia and various other Cinque Terre towns, and Pisa in Italy. The beaches I have seen were all quiteContinue reading “I guess it’s called d’Azur for a reason.”
I think I could live here
Montbrun-les-bains is wonderful. We have spent a couple of nights in this small hillside town now, and it has all I could ask for. The town is small enough to be quiet, but big enough to be interesting. It has a small handful of restaurants, a small supermarket, and some places that are open allContinue reading “I think I could live here”
Above the clouds
There’s a great advantage of spending a night in an ugly RV lot. You really have to look hard to find a reason to stay or take it slow in the morning. Better just to take off asap. Effectively, this gives you a very long day to do nice things. C’est bon! Given that weContinue reading “Above the clouds”
A good test
The night was dark and full of terror. In this case the terror was mostly rain and some thunder rumbling in the distance. Last night was pretty wet. At least that’s what I thought then. What I considered a torrential downpour yesterday, proved to be only a light summer drizzle. The real torrents came today.Continue reading “A good test”
What’s up with all the hippies?
A grey and gloomy start of the day today in Die, France. And so I brewed myself a good load of coffee in our Bialetti coffee maker, and took a long while to finish it. I bought some excellent freshly roasted beans at a small coffee roaster we passed by near Konstanz, on the wayContinue reading “What’s up with all the hippies?”
A surprise at the end of the tunnel
The weather forecasts promised us terrible things for later today in Choranche. That can only mean one thing – time to move on. And so we did, guided by the tunes of the ever so appropriate ‘Follow the Sun’ by Xavier Rudd, a tune we have rediscovered during this trip. Although we followed the sun,Continue reading “A surprise at the end of the tunnel”
Old and weak?
We woke up this morning – again at 9am, I think our kids are broken – to views of the magnificent cliffs of the Vercors. Being surrounded by cliffs on all sides means that the sun’s down early and up late. It also means relatively cold nights. We were slow to start up, and afterContinue reading “Old and weak?”
Vercors – surrounded by cliffs
After arriving very late on a small Swiss RV lot yesterday, we slept in a little bit this morning. We had a solid night’s rest, and the kids only woke us up at – this must be a new record – 9am. All good. We don’t mind sleeping well. It’s always interesting to wake upContinue reading “Vercors – surrounded by cliffs”