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Côte d’Azur: Antibes

I am not sure if it was the amazing weather or the stunning scenery, but we loved Antibes best of all the cities we visited on the French leg of our trip to the Riviera. To us, Antibes was the most “real” feeling–cozy cove beaches, a beautiful coastal walk, and a pretty but not pretentious […]

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Monaco

There are two things we noticed immediately about Monaco: 1) It has to be the cleanest city we’ve ever seen. We’re talking Disney World clean. 2) There is a LOT of money there. We liked the juxtaposition of these sailboats, though :-) We were in Monaco over Easter weekend (April 4) and the city was setting up […]

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Côte d’Azur: Nice

Rick Steves says, “Nice, with its spectacular Alps-to-Mediterranean surroundings, eternally entertaining seafront Promenade, and intriguing museums, is an enjoyable big-city highlight of the Riviera.” We agree! Nice made a fantastic base for our time in the French Riviera. You won’t need a car here; so much is within an easy walking distance. What you can’t […]

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Bonjour, Buon giorno, Goedemorgen! We are back :-)

Somewhere above greater Amsterdam. Well, hello there! We had an amazing break in Nice -> Monaco -> Antibes -> Cannes -> Cinque Terre -> Pisa -> Lucca -> Florence, but these were our favourite moments: The views on our hike in Cinque Terre and a lovely evening in Vernazza. I took quite a few photos {cough} […]

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When in Belgium…

Always enjoy a lovely beer with your meal. (Isn’t that blue bottle pretty? It’s sparkling water.) And if your travelling companion asks if it is time for chocolate, always say “yes”. ~ We were in Gent yesterday… more later!

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Long, lazy summer days

Amsterdam. What a great week!  This was the first time in years that we’ve taken some time off just to relax at home.  No bags to pack, no rushing around, just two short road trips… The weather was lousy for the most part, however. I’d like to think that was the Universe telling us to […]

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York, England: Castle Museum

York is filled with at least two full days worth of goodness–and that’s picking and choosing from many worthy venues. Using the Rick Steves and Michelin guidebooks, we settled on our top three sites: the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum, and the York Minster. We also enjoyed an evening stroll around the city’s beautiful […]

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York, England: Getting there

Since we weren’t sure about the NL move this summer (meaning we might be leaving the UK soon), we decided we would take some of Roxi’s two-week Spring Break and see some things in England. After thumbing through a few guidebooks, and checking what was available accommodations-wise, we decided to head up to York in […]

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We’re back and welcome to the new blog!

Early last week, we took an evening walk around the beautiful medieval walled town of York. The daffodils were in full bloom. When we got back home last Wednesday, all of our dafs down here in the south of England were past their prime.  Well, hello, you’ve found our new blog! I hope you don’t […]

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A Flâneur in Barcelona: A fanciful post featuring the letter “F”

We flew to Spain. The airport is right on the coast, so our first views of Barcelona included the Mediterranean and sun. It put us in the right frame of mind for our family holiday. (Photo by Roxi on her Casio Exilm 8.1 MP) We were a bit early to check into our flat, so […]

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