United Kingdom

Northumberland Countryside

So blessed to be just an hour’s drive away from the beautiful Northumberland countryside. I took advantage of the long weekend to explore and walk along Hadrian’s wall, from Housesteads Roman Fort to Sycamore Gap. Then stayed over in a warm country cottage in Bardon Mill, where everything outside is pitch black at night and… Continue reading Northumberland Countryside

France

Eze Village (With An Unplanned Detour In Monaco)

I took the wrong train so I ended up at Monaco. Walked around a little bit, waited ages for the bus, stopped off at Eze station and then waited a loooong time again for the bus, finally arriving 2 hours later than planned. Èze is a small medieval village not far from Nice, known for… Continue reading Eze Village (With An Unplanned Detour In Monaco)

France

A Nice Holiday

Day 1: Place Garibaldi for a glass (or two) of the local rose, amused by Pierre la fou (who seemed to be a regular guy who goes about his business lounging on the pavement in one of the small streets with bars – forgot to take a photo), a walk along Promenade des Anglais at… Continue reading A Nice Holiday

Greece

Kefalonia, Greece – Day 2: Assos and Myrtos Beach

The guy at the rental car office told us his favourite place in the island was Assos so we decided to go there the next day. The itinerary for the day was Assos in the morning and Myrtos Beach in the afternoon. It was another tricky drive for the intrepid driver (Vittoria) and a very… Continue reading Kefalonia, Greece – Day 2: Assos and Myrtos Beach

Greece

Kefalonia, Greece – Day 1: Fiskardo, Alaties Bay (2016)

The drive from the small airport in the midwest part of the island to the northern tip (Fiskardo) was long and tricky. We had booked 4 nights in Tselendata, a small village a few minutes’ drive from Fiskardo. Even though locals told us that there was only one main road, we had to keep stopping… Continue reading Kefalonia, Greece – Day 1: Fiskardo, Alaties Bay (2016)

Russia

Moscow: Lovelier The Second Time Around

It’s my second time in Moscow, and I find the city fascinating as ever. I traveled for a couple of days of meetings but was able to explore just a little bit. I love the huge, majestic buildings that dwarf everything around them. It’s interesting to see the quiet way people shuffle about, not a… Continue reading Moscow: Lovelier The Second Time Around