Journal Entries

I try to do or make interesting things on a regular basis. Here are some words and photos about my exploits.

Saluzzo – Crissolo, Italy

Today didn’t work out as planned. The idea was to take a bus from Saluzzo to Paesana, then take another bus on up the valley to Crissolo. From there I was hoping to get some ...

Saluzzo, Italy

I have just gorged myself on all kinds of goodness, and washed down with amazing wine. Not necessarily that the wine was amazing itself, but that it is sooooo good, and is still nothing special, ...

Nice to 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 ...

Monte Carlo, Monaco

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, ...

Nice, France

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 ...

Lyon, France

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Amsterdam to Brussels, Belgium

Intro and disclaimer: this is my first posting with “an audience” and it’s going to take me some getting used to. Bear with me for a bit while I get the hang of things. So… ...

Zwolle, Netherlands

No, this isn’t The Trip, yet. More of a trial run, a shakedown cruise to visit my friends Igor, Lara, and their daughter Iva and to say goodbye. So far so good, only some mild ...

Riga, Latvia

Took advantage of the long holiday weekend to make another city trip – a short hop up to Riga, Latvia. ...

Vilnius, Lithuania

Last Thursday was a holiday in the Netherlands, so I took Friday off and made a short hop over to Vilnius, Lithuania, for a long long-weekend. It was a very nice trip: beautiful old town, ...