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  • Au revoir to ParisParis saw the first of the travel challenges for the Empty Nesters (as long as you don’t count mastering Maps.me). Our carefully mapped transit plans went awry when greeted at the airport with a train strike; we had to Posted by Rochford Files in Flight of the Empty Nesters | May 28, 2018
  • Corte CorsicaFlew into Bastia (Corsica’s airport) by 1030 hrs). Got our hire car, a Renault Scenic. Just a little SUV. I was a bit skeptical that it could take all our luggage but it was surprising spacious. Posted by wilson.lim61 in French Foray 2018 | May 27, 2018
  • The First Forray Okay, this is working….I think. I had been worried about the class load and travel combination, but this might be doable. With only four hours of class every day, I have plenty of gaps in my schedule to study and Posted by oklempay in Lorraine, you are my Density.... | May 22, 2018
  • Bugs, Boats and BeachsideWow, blog #13 (hopefully nothing relevant about that!) and you find us beachside, in the Bay of St Tropez and a first for me, blogging outside! That's not for want of trying in other places, but this time it is Posted by One streetaway in #Jexit 2018 | May 27, 2018
  • Cannes Day 2Its a day of sightseeing. The girls peeled off shopping whilst Harry and I were tourists along the water front. People watching is the great sport here. Lots of very expensive cars here. Having a Porsche Posted by wilson.lim61 in French Foray 2018 | May 26, 2018
  • CannesI woke up early and set out for a walk on the foreshore to take advantage of the early light for the best photos. Walked up to an arch bridge along the very busy ocean road. It would Posted by wilson.lim61 in French Foray 2018 | May 25, 2018
  • Le Lavandou and St TropezStarted off relatively early. No breakfast but we were on the road by 0830 hrs. We had to drag the bags to the carpark in multiple trips but we managed it int he end. Harry opted to Posted by wilson.lim61 in French Foray 2018 | May 24, 2018
  • Followed a scenic route along the meuse (riverside)Joigny-sur-MeuseWe're checking out the hotel before noon no hurry as were driving towards home. When doing my research I found the Ardennes route and something I would like to Posted by Shavy in Myanmar 2017 | Jul 29, 2017
  • Marked by a heavy historical pastComing from Sedan [Sedan-travel-guide-465779] we continue our drive direction Verdun [Verdun-travel-guide-469381], but before reaching the city we pass to a few villages on th Posted by Shavy in Myanmar 2017 | Jul 28, 2017
  • Sounds strange on the name but is worth a visitAfter breakfast we hit the road, I'm looking forward to explore the region as it was ages since my last visit. We programmed the navigation system to Sedan [Sedan-travel-guide Posted by Shavy in Myanmar 2017 | Jul 28, 2017
  • Ever heard of puppet festival?After stopping for a while in Rocroi [Rocroi-travel-guide-460264] we continue our drive in Chaleville-Mezieres where our base on this trip. I found a hotel in the city which w Posted by Shavy in Myanmar 2017 | Jul 27, 2017
  • On the border with BelgiumAfter more than two hours drive we arrive to our first stop, Rocroi [Rocroi-travel-guide-460264]. This small town lies on the northwestern part of French Ardennes department - Posted by Shavy in Myanmar 2017 | Jul 27, 2017
  • What a view up thereOur last day in Normandy [Normandy-travel-guide-1313157] time to pack. I look outside the weather is so bad, since the first day of this trip we always had a bad weather in th Posted by Shavy in Myanmar 2017 | Apr 16, 2017
  • Easter sunday visitEaster sunday after having breakfast in our apartment we drove to Rouen [Rouen-travel-guide-460571]. Is more than one hour drive from Honfleur [Honfleur-travel-guide-439689] w Posted by Shavy in Myanmar 2017 | Apr 15, 2017
  • Visiting four places in one dayAs we based in Honfleur [Honfleur-travel-guide-439689] during our trip in Normandy [Normandy-travel-guide-1313157], we've done some drives around. Our second day in Honfleur n Posted by Shavy in Myanmar 2017 | Apr 14, 2017
  • Always one of my favouriteThis is not our first time in Honfleur [Honfleur-travel-guide-439689], but always nice to come back from time to time. A road trip to our neighbor country is always good. One Posted by Shavy in Myanmar 2017 | Apr 13, 2017
  • MontpellierDay of sightseeing. Trusty Google told us that there was walking tour in English at 1030 am. Trusty google maps to the rescue again! Arrived at the carpark of the Comedie theatre but no guide. We Posted by wilson.lim61 in French Foray 2018 | May 23, 2018
  • My favourite places in EuropeJust some brief points on travel in Europe and my favourite places here. I have written a separate blog specifically for Ireland, my home country, link at bottom of this blog. For more travel tips, many of which apply in Europe Posted by Fransglobal in Europe | Mar 12, 2014
  • Drive to Montpellier Up and breakfast and on the road by 0830 hrs to Montpellier. Harry signed on as the second driver. They charge more as you sign on more people to drive the car. So the designated drivers are Posted by wilson.lim61 in French Foray 2018 | May 22, 2018
  • Cycling Day 5Day 5 This was a furphy as there was only 4 days of cycling and Day 5 was to recover from aches and pains. Unfortunately, Deb had caught Leonie’s cold and she had to retire to bed all day. Posted by wilson.lim61 in French Foray 2018 | May 22, 2018
  • Cycling Day 4 Continental Breakfast and ready to go at 0930 hr. Easy to fall into a routine. This will be our last day. Legs and bum are feeling better as I am getting used to it. Let me Posted by wilson.lim61 in French Foray 2018 | May 20, 2018
  • Flowers, Frogs (the amphibious kind) & Fragrance (credit to So, here we are then, screeching into blog post #12 and again this comes on a Sunday, although this one is decidedly more sunny and warm than my last post! The remainder of last Sunday was spent essentially trying to stay Posted by One streetaway in #Jexit 2018 | May 20, 2018
  • Cycling Day 3 Day 3 Another big day. Usual continental breakfast. We pinched fruit and boiled eggs for our cycling trip. When the bastards in the company say that it is mostly flat, don’t believe them. It was a fair Posted by wilson.lim61 in French Foray 2018 | May 19, 2018
  • French CountryBonjour Mes Amis This is the first instalment of our newly hatched blog. Just found it thanks to Tracy Shaw, another intrepid traveller. Since we are already on the second chapter of our home exchange trilogy we will start where we Posted by thehiggs in The Long and Winding Road | May 18, 2018
  • Cycling Day 2 Off at about 10 am again. This time the sun is out and it was very pleasant. We had to ride into Amboise again. I forgot to mention that straight out of the driveway is a hill. Posted by wilson.lim61 in French Foray 2018 | May 18, 2018
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