The Beginning of The End

Our new city, for the remainder of our European adventure, was Sanary Sur Mer. The decision to come back to the south did not disappoint. Once again we found a sizeable apartment overlooking the Sea and walkable distance to the daily marché and beach. This area was getting some unusual rain, so it looked like…

The City of Water, The Floating City

I have to say, we were not sad about leaving Rome. Since arriving in Genova, we felt a sense of anxiety and pressure and although the sites were the most amazing things to see, with so much history and obvious culture, we were not in a state of relaxing for sure. Our last main stop…

Pompeii, A City For Your Bucket List

Onto my most anticipated cities–Pompeii. We had learned about Pompeii last year and we’re excited to see it come alive. And alive it did! Along with Pisa, this was my other most favourite site we saw in Italy. Pompeii is not just a few blocks of ruins, it is immense in size and nearly completely…

When In Rome…

Getting to Rome was easier than we thought it would be and we were anxious to get out and explore. We made camp a bit north of the city center, but still about 10-15 minutes from all the main events. What was most striking is that driving through the city, ruins were everywhere. And then,…

Leaving the Land of Croissants, Entering the Land of Gelato

We both begrudgingly and excitedly left Nice for Italy. Ten minutes into the drive, we were there! It’s a funny thing that two countries, exactly right next to each other, with similar roots, can be so different–and so different so fast. Already, the highways were different. Instead of winding along the coastway, causing even the…

Paris Part 5: Versailles

The Palace of Versailles. Versailles (verse-eye) used to be the hunting cottage to the king before it turned into the grandeur that it is. We are again grateful to an insider tip to purchase tickets online to avoid the lineup. And a lineup  it was. We gratifyingly bypassed the glaring line once again and jaunted…

Rest from the French Countryside

The day finally arrived! We were on our way to Europe. I had to keep reminding myself that we were going to be living as Europeans for the next two months and there was a lot of pre planning to do, including bills due in October that still come by paper mail. Regardless, I had…