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 (3) – Clouds over Cannes

Clouds over Cannes

Mid-September is a good time to visit the Côte d’Azur, if you want to avoid the crowds. The downside is that the weather can be quite unstable. It wasn’t exactly beach weather the afternoon we went to Cannes and this definitely coloured my impression of it. As we walked along the Allée des Etoiles and stood at the foot of the Palais de Festival, it was difficult to imagine that...

Notes and Pictures from the Côte d’Azur (2)

Museum of Oceanography, Monaco

A Day in Montecarlo – The day after I arrived in Nice was my birthday and, always eager to add another country to my list, we decided to spend the day in Montecarlo. Monaco is just a twenty minute train journey from Nice and a return ticket costs around 7 euros return at time of writing (2018). Montecarlo train station is located in the higher part of the city and...

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...

An afternoon in Tigre

View of Rio Tigre from the bridge

While you’re never going to run out of things to do in Buenos Aires, if you’re staying for more than a few days and the weather is good, Tigre is well worth a visit. It’s still within the province of Buenos Aires and is about 35km from the city. Located at one of the largest river deltas in the world, Tigre is a popular destination during warm weather for those...

What to do in Singapore when you’re not dancing tango

My last stop of this trip where I have been trying to dance as much tango as possible along the way, was Singapore. My main reason for stopping here was to participate in my very first tango festival. As I was taking classes during the day, I mostly limited sightseeing to the area where I was staying and where the festival events were taking place (central Singapore). Here’s what I...