Category: France/Italy

“… then, go straight.”

We are relying heavily on Google maps to get us around through the many roads in this area, and – so far – it’s doing amazingly well!  However the funniest instruction is “… then,...

A Tuscany Trattoria Lunch

A trattoria is a traditional Italian eating place.  It is informal, usually serves local recipies, it’s hearty, not fancy, may include family-style/communal seating, and there may be no menu.  Trattorias were traditionally the place...

Journey – Menton to Tuscany

We swam in the Mediterranean yesterday – it was a pretty warm day.  Today there was a chance of rain predicted for the area. We knew we would be driving for several hours but...

Journey – Lyon to Menton

This is our little FIAT 500X.  It’s great. Yesterday we went to pick up our car and encountered complications. We were VERY fortunate to have an amazing person helping us. She had very good...

Lyon – First Meal and Practicing French

If you saw this sign, you’d likely imagine that dinner was being served.  Makes sense really. We arrived in Lyon this afternoon and easily found our way to our residence for the next two...

Paris – Day 3 & Journey – Paris to Lyon

We’re on a wonderful train traveling at abou 300 km/h right now on the way to Lyon. This is a nice way to travel. Very smooth, fast, comfortable. Yesterday we got an earlier start...