Notes and Pictures from the Côte d’Azur (5) – Menton

Menton

This series finishes in the last town along the Côte d’Azur, just a few kilometres from the Italian border. Menton is mainly known for its lemons and this can already give you an idea that this is not going to be a party hotspot. So if you’re looking for a quiet place to spend a day or so along the Côte d’Azur and like places that feel like time has...

Notes and Pictures from the Côte d’Azur (4): Antibes

Of all the places I visited while I was in the south of France, Antibes was my favourite. We spent a day there, and the next time I go back to the Côte d’Azur I’ll definitely be staying for at least a few days. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but Antibes has a cerain sparkle. Of course it helped that the sun was shining so much, it...

Notes and pictures from the Côte d’Azur: Nice

Mosaic at the top of Castle Hill, Nice

This is the start of a short series of posts on the week I spent along the Côte d’Azur. At first I wanted to pack it all into one post, then that got a bit long … plus, I think it will be more useful for those who are just interested in reading about specific places. In this post, I’ll write about what I saw and did when I wasn’t...

Give Way to Penguins: Five stories from five days in northern Patagonia.

penguins and a petrified tree

A cautionary tale for those who would whale watch I had never seen a whale before and I knew one of the highlights was going to be a boat trip from the Peninsula Valdes. The photos I would take! It would be an unforgettable experience! Well, as it turned out, it was, but not quite the way I had imagined it. It started out OK; we arrived in Puerto Piramides...

Nine reasons why you should visit Montevideo

Playa Ramírez

A fellow passenger on the ferry from Buenos Aires thought I was crazy for planning to stay for almost a week in Montevideo. True, if you want heaps of sights to check off your list and crazy nightlife, it might not be the right choice for you. But I soon found that I would have been happy to stay longer. Below are my top nine reasons for visiting Montevideo....