Lyon · Travel

Chapter 47. Two Days in Lyon – Part 2: What We Ate

Anddddddd we’re back! I have to apologize for this post coming to you a little later than I had anticipated. The delay is due to the abrupt and completely delightful arrival of summer weather in France. Blooming cherry blossoms and temperatures in the mid-twenties are not to be ignored! So where did we leave off?… Continue reading Chapter 47. Two Days in Lyon – Part 2: What We Ate

Lyon · Travel

Chapter 46. Two Days in Lyon: Part 1: What We Saw

So last week Marc and I found ourselves in a very happy situation. We had very little scheduled, we had some unused credit with the train company, and Marc’s company has been leaning on him to use up some vacation days. The only question was….where should we go? Our only limitation was that we had… Continue reading Chapter 46. Two Days in Lyon: Part 1: What We Saw

Normandy · Travel

Chapter 35. Normandy Day 2: Honfleur and Étretat

Our second day in Normandy started off as every day on holiday should, with a long lie-in in an amazingly comfortable bed. After long showers (water pressure is such a novelty…our flat in Paris has the most pathetic shower ever), we wrapped ourselves in fluffy robes and drank coffee out of fancy tea cups. Perfection!… Continue reading Chapter 35. Normandy Day 2: Honfleur and Étretat

Normandy · Travel

Chapter 34. Normandy Day 1: Juno Beach & Honfleur

In an effort to escape the dullness of Paris in January (or more specifically, our lives in Paris in January), Marc and I decided to finally venture North and explore the beaches of Normandy this weekend. It’s a place we have been planning to visit for some time now; as the combination of epic scenery… Continue reading Chapter 34. Normandy Day 1: Juno Beach & Honfleur

Paris · Strasbourg · Travel

Chapter 31. Why I LOVE Christmas in Europe- Visiting the Marché de Noël in Strasbourg and more adventures.

I can tell you already, dear reader, that writing this blog post is going to be deeply challenging for me. It’s not because it’s a difficult subject matter (not even close), but rather because I can feel that I am going to be struggling the whole time to find an adjective to use other than… Continue reading Chapter 31. Why I LOVE Christmas in Europe- Visiting the Marché de Noël in Strasbourg and more adventures.

Paris · Switzerland · Travel

Chapter 27. On the Road Again- Back to Switzerland for a Weekend of Family, Friends, CrossFit, and Chocolate

Ahhhh Switzerland….I had no idea how much I missed it until we crossed the border and suddenly everything was so SWISS again. After the complete culture shock of moving from Canada to Switzerland five years ago, I thought the transition from French-speaking Switzerland to Paris would be so simple. It certainly was easier (speaking the… Continue reading Chapter 27. On the Road Again- Back to Switzerland for a Weekend of Family, Friends, CrossFit, and Chocolate