Category: Voyage

Pleasure in Paris by Georgie

Paris street markets – A foodie paradise

The street markets in Paris are one of the foundations of the way of life in Paris. Over eighty spectacularly colourful and lively markets pop up across the city every week where some of the best growers and producers across France bring their freshly harvested goods into Paris for sale. Without a doubt one of our most favourite things to do in Paris, is going to the food street market, a foodie paradise.   First light in Paris on Market […]

Paris in Autumn

A New Paris Adventure – Our Year of Two Autumns   It’s nearing  the end of October in Paris, autumn is getting ready handover to  winter and Christmas season. It was Albert Camus that said, “Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower”, and Lauren DeStefano sums it up wonderfully, “Autumn has always been my favourite season. The time when everything bursts with it’s beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand […]

Vincent van Goh

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream – Vincent van Gogh

A soft silvery gold announces the beautiful new morning and our morning walk. It’s a good long walk, along canals, over bridges, past tall thin buildings with long windows and quite often long thin bricks. My love tells me we are going to stop at Omelegg for breakfast on the way.   Omelegg – Ferdinand Bolstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands This is Netherlands first Omelettery apparently – everything eggy you can imagine. We spot the little red and white awning with wooden […]

Dutch Courage and Other Adventures

Much mischief  can come from not understanding the differences between Dutch courage, or going Dutch, so I’m off to find some clarity, in Amsterdam, of course.    I am so excited! We are about to embark on a journey to parts of the world that I have imagined but never seen. Our first stop on this magical adventure is Amsterdam. When I t hink of Amsterdam I think sex, drugs and canal houses. A funny collection of thoughts I guess. I […]

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All night long, thanks Lionel Richie

Now I’m ready to raise the roof and have some fun with Lionel and as we walk through the kaleidoscope of colour of Vegas pulsating around us I can’t help but think Life is definitely good, wild and sweet.   https://youtu.be/MazwuiNWgTc   Great seats, just at the right height and just close enough to the stage, we are ready for a major flashback to our teens – the 80’s a time of red tracksuits, leather pants and big hair. Im […]

Las-Vegas-Sign

Viva Las Vegas

I look down my bucket list and nowhere can I see Las Vegas. But guess what, when I wrote the list I really hadn’t imagined what was possible or what was really ahead of me. Now here I am heading out of LA toward Las Vegas and I’m actually really excited.   It feels like such an adventure, we are driving across the desert, the dry sparse landscape feels like I’m on the set of a sci fi flick. I […]

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Turquoise water, the white soft sands of Cancun

Welcome to Mexico, turquoise blue sea, crystal white sand, idyllic beach pavilions swathed in fabric billowing in the breeze and knee deep in shiney golden bodies. A Mexican beach resort is probably not the first choice we would usually make. The freedom of independent travel and sitting in and living a location rather than being a tourist is such a wonderful thing. This trip is a little different though, we are attending an event that just happens to involve several […]

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Thrills Through Hollywood Hills

One last spin before we tuck the Mustang up for the last night. Up through the Hollywood Hills so we can look down over Los Angeles and really take it in.   The homes in the hills feel more real than some of the super mansions we have seen this morning. More like real homes show pieces. We climb up through the hills along famous Mulholland Drive. The landscape is fascinating, there is a dry crinkly crust to the earth […]

Mustang Convertible

From now on, I can’t stop grinning

  Los Angeles is vast, spread out from the Hills to the coast covering 1,300 km2 and the best way to see it is drive. I reckon we have the best way to drive too, cruising in our Mustang convertible.     With no need to rush and no intention of trying to see all of it, we choose to just take an easy drive. From West Hollywood we start with a slow tour of Beverly Hills. Huge homes, manicured […]

Los Angeles Palm Trees

This is L.A

Los Angeles was the kind of place where everybody was from somewhere else and nobody really droppped anchor. It was a transient place. People drawn by the dream, people running from the nightmare. Twelve million people and all of them ready to make a break for it if necessary. Figuratively, literally, metaphorically — any way you want to look at it — everbody in L.A. keeps a bag packed. Just in case. ― Michael Connelly   Los Angeles   Top […]

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