Kariega Game Lodge

2 nights at Kariega Game Lodge.

Paris-Amsterdam

I realize now that I did not even mention our visit to the Musee d’orsay, this is the museum that houses great works of art from Monet, Van Gough and Gaugan, this is the problem with Paris, it is so amazing, so filled with incredible things, that you can omit huge details, and the dayContinue reading “Paris-Amsterdam”

Never go to Paris on Bastille day.

Edit note: This is a series of originally private memoirs from my family trip to Europe. Click here for the start of this series. 28 Days in Europe with the kids July 14th Bastille Day in Paris Up at 7:30 for Breakfast and then off to the Louvre. We got there at 8:30, half an hourContinue reading “Never go to Paris on Bastille day.”

La Ciotat- Marseilles- Paris

Okay, I am semi-recovered from the Paris portion of our trip. It has taken two full days of spoiling by Colleen and Falco to return me to my normal self.  I will now try to catch up. The next few posts will be about our four days in Paris. July 13th. La Ciotat to Paris.Continue reading “La Ciotat- Marseilles- Paris”

Four Days in Paris

We arrived in Holland last night at 8:25 PM. We left Paris by train and flew through Northern France, Belgium and Holland. The train system is wonderful and so relaxing compared to driving. I will write about the rental car nightmare in Marseilles shortly. I am totally and forever changed by the France experience, itContinue reading “Four Days in Paris”

Vezenobres-Chateauneuf-du-Pape – La Ciotat. South of France

It is our last day on the Mediterranean and we are not ready to leave. Since I am a few days behind I will start with where we left off. July 10th. Vezenobres- Chateauneuf-du Pape- Aix en Provence- La Ciotat After a frantic few hours of getting ready to leave the house in Vezenobres weContinue reading “Vezenobres-Chateauneuf-du-Pape – La Ciotat. South of France”

Final Days in the Languedoc

So the week has flown by and we are busy getting ready to leave early tomorrow morning to go to La Ciotat on the South Coast of France. We are leaving here nice an early for some wine tasting at Chateaux Neuf du Pape, a stop in Aix en Provence and then down to theContinue reading “Final Days in the Languedoc”

Barcelona – Carcasonne – Vezenobres

Okay so its July the 4th, We have been here for four days and it has been crazy busy. I am going to try catch up so that I can go back to the pool and sun. We woke up in Barcelona at 10:00 AM and got ready to adventure. I had picked up someContinue reading “Barcelona – Carcasonne – Vezenobres”

Toronto-Barcelona

Edit Note: October 5th 2017. Seven years later, I feel my blogging skills have improved, just saying….   The flight from Toronto – Helsinki was pretty uneventful with a lot of sleeping and severe Finnair service. When we arrived at Helsinki Airport we were struck by the number of Finns sitting in the lounges drinkingContinue reading “Toronto-Barcelona”

28 Days in Europe with the kids

Seven years ago I traveled through Europe with my then 13, 10 and 7 year old kids. It was an amazing adventure through Spain, France, The Netherlands and Finland. We traveled using local transport, stayed off the beaten path and had a simply incredible month. I blogged about it when I could, using my EuropeanContinue reading “28 Days in Europe with the kids”