France

A Little Hike at Combe Lavaux

Arnaud and I had a spot for a little hike in our holiday schedule so we went to the Réserve Naturelle de la Combe Lavaux. This reserve holds several hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty so if you’re not a serious hiker you don’t have to worry at all. We even saw a family… Continue reading A Little Hike at Combe Lavaux

France

Paris (August 12-13)

After a couple of quite eventful flights I and Arnaud found ourselves in Paris on a Sunday morning. The first time I had been there was eight years back and for Arnaud, it was the beginning of a homecoming after four years away.   When we went out to shop for groceries and lunch we… Continue reading Paris (August 12-13)

Italy

Roma: Arrival and Day 1

From Firenze I, Tess, and the parents took a train back to the Italian Capital. After checking in to our Airbnb we did a bit of grocery shopping and came back with a loot of goodies. Then we were off to Trastevere. The last time I was here it was early afternoon so there was… Continue reading Roma: Arrival and Day 1

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

United Kingdom

Newcastle City Centre

​We were back at the Newcastle city centre to explore it a bit more. Luckily, there was a world food market going on at the area near Grey’s monument. There were so many wonderful choices. We got some Dutch pancakes drizzled with lemon and Dutch syrup and a currywurst. There were lots of other cuisines… Continue reading Newcastle City Centre

United Kingdom

Of Supermarkets and Kitchens

I love going to the supermarkets here. There’s just so much variety and produce which I can’t find back home or are too expensive. Anybody who knows me is no stranger to the fact that I don’t eat a lot of fruits. But here the produce looks so good I decided to give them a… Continue reading Of Supermarkets and Kitchens

United Kingdom

Sun and Fun at Durham

Being a quick 10-minute ride away, Durham is one of those easy day trips from Newcastle. I have been there in 2010 but it was around March or April, and the weather wasn’t exactly the best. I guess second time’s the charm because it was sunny and bright when I went back with my parents.… Continue reading Sun and Fun at Durham