Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Boa Noite, Portugal

Three years ago, in February, we had decided to pack our life yet again and move from Cambridge, UK to a warmer climate. After researching few options, we decided to go to the same little fisherman's town, we visited almost 10 years earlier. We started packing, before we even had a place to rent. We knew, renting a nice place in Portugal, that was warm in winter, cool in summer, with all the mod cons, wasn't going to be easy.
Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Costa Blanca to Portugal via Madrid

After 4 night's stay on the Costa Blanca, we left Denia, with the aim to catch the train from Alicante to Madrid. Everything was going well, until our little one, decided he no longer wanted to stay in the car. We had a compulsory, two-hour stopover at some Spanish rancho, after which we continued our journey. After returning the car in Alicante and a quick food shopping, we got on a two-hour, direct train to Madrid.
Sunday, 12 January 2020

Buenos días Costa Blanca

The next morning we left Girona on a train to Valencia, with a stop to change the trains in Barcelona. Valencia was a big city with lots of noise and cars, but I liked the way it came to life in the evening, when all the bars and restaurants opened up, the smell of food and people sitting outside by the tables out on the streets. This was the Spanish nightlife.
Wednesday, 30 October 2019

The journey continues to Girona, España

We left Nice in the South of France after 3 wonderful days and took the train to Avignon, where we had a stopover for the night. Right in the morning, we took a short taxi ride to the train station and off we went, over the French-Spanish border, enjoying beautiful country views along the way.
Sunday, 22 September 2019

Jardin Botanique, Botanical Garden, Nice, South France

If you happen to be in the West Nice area, there is this beautiful hideaway called Jardin Botanique. It has been opened to the public since 1991 and is located on the hilly, east side of the city, and offers amazing views. Peacefully beautiful and well maintained throughout the year, it lies on a surface of over 3.5 hectares, with more then 3500 species of mostly Mediterranean plants (some tropical species are constantly in bloom).
Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Hello my dear Nice, South France

We have finally arrived at Gare du Nice-Ville on a direct train (4:50h) from Milan. At Nice's main train station we quickly changed for another train to get to Nice St-Augustin. From here we just walked to pick up our rented car. It was early evening and the sky was cloudy, but nevertheless the view was well worth the wait.
Friday, 10 May 2019

I will always feel at home in Cap Ferrat

..or shall I say Nice, where I lived for about 1.5 years? The fact is, that Nice will always be home, but it was actually Cap Ferrat, a once small fishing village, that has stolen my heart. It was here when, one day sitting with my husband and our first baby on the way, by the beach called Paloma, it all felt like a dream.