Archive for September, 2008
Nice to Saluzzo, Italy
Nice to Saluzzo, Italy

Location, start: Nice, France [umap id=”7682″ size=”t” alignment=”right”] Location, end: Saluzzo, Italy I got up “too late”, at 07:50, and nearly missed my 09:01 train from Nice. Got on just in time, but that was a 2km fast walk with my full pack. The train I wanted to catch was a special scenic train through […]

Monte Carlo, Monaco
Monte Carlo, Monaco

Location: Monte Carlo, Monaco [umap id=”7612″ size=”t” alignment=”right”] Took a day trip to Monaco (part of one day is all I can afford). During the course of having one glass of rose at the Cafe de Paris, outside the Casino de Monte Carlo, I watched at least one of each of the following drive by: […]

Nice, France
Nice, France

Location: Nice, France [umap id=”7556″ size=”t” alignment=”right”] OK, so apparently this is how it’s going to work, at least for now: when I feel like it I’ll type up the previous few days’ worth of blarney, and on nights like tonight when I’ve traveled all day, and just pigged out on aubergine (eggplant) parmigiana, a […]

St. Genis Laval (Lyon), France

Another lazy day. Up, quick breakfast at home, then off for more internet work at Mickey D’s. Almost caught up with stuff. Home for lunch with Nicole, then finally installed the maps on my GPS device. That’s my accomplishment for the day. Played voetbal with Bram (well, he kicked the ball, I defended goal with […]

Lyon, France
Lyon, France

Location: Lyon, France [umap id=”8375″ size=”t” alignment=”right”] Dropped Steve and the kids off at school, then drove up to Lyon. Walked around Vieux Lyon, Croix Rousse, and the center of the city. Nice breakfast pastry and coffee, and a good lunch of pork tenderloin in a mustard sauce with grilled vegetables and a potato rosti. […]

Lyon, France (McDonald’s)

Popped into a McDonald’s to use their WiFi and catch up on emails and posts and bills and such. Came into the mall, put my camera in my backpack, and went to stand in line for a McFlurry avec Oreos. After a few minutes a security agent came up to me, dragged me out of […]

St. Genis Laval (Lyon), France
St. Genis Laval (Lyon), France

Lazy day today. Up around 09:00, walked with Nicole and the kids up to the bio market and bakery, had a croissant and coffe at a cafe on the main square, home for pannenkoeken lunch, and shopping at Auchan. I bought a Cotes du Rhone (local) red, some Tomme de Savoie, Munster, and… some other […]

Brussels, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium

Location: Brussels, Belgium Woke up on my own around 07:45. Much easier to get out of bed when you know you don’t have to do much of anything today: no packing, moving, schlepping stuff around. Rode into town with Brian, first with the bus then a short subway ride. Sitting on a curb on the […]