Strasbourg, a slightly more abrupt than usual post! Strasbourg is on first impressions a charming town. Although I arrived late in the afternoon and didn't have much of a walk around that evening, I could already tell that I was going to like it. It helped that I stayed at an incredibly renovated hotel called Graffalgar … Continue reading Strasbourg
The one where I accidentally have one of the best meals of my life
It could feel awkward when you find yourself on a rainy night, the sole diner in a very romantic French restaurant where they don't speak a word of English. Or you could go with it. I went with it by ordering an aperitif of KIR Cassis wine and apologising for my terrible French. The venue … Continue reading The one where I accidentally have one of the best meals of my life
GENERAL DRIVEL The holiday is over and the journey begins. I am well and truly museumed out. In 27 days, I managed to visit/see (mostly with Dad, plus a few extras): 7 churches and cathedrals 14 palaces and historical buildings 6 art museums 17 historical museums The Louvre (which is really a bit of all … Continue reading Museumed Out
Screw the museums let’s have a long lunch.
In other words: Lyon OVERVIEW This was the place where I realised I'd made a terrible baggage mistake. It's not easy carrying a heavy square suitcase up three flights of narrow, time-worn stone steps. The decision was resolved to seek out a suitcase-backpack hybrid when we arrived in Paris - but more on that later. … Continue reading Screw the museums let’s have a long lunch.