Saint- Émilion – A Jewel of a Town

When a place is especially beautiful, the French call it a bijou or a precious jewel.  In that sense, Saint-Émilion is definitely a bijou in the heart of Bordeaux with its narrow streets, monolithic church and vineyards which have survived intact from 11th cc. Today Saint- Émilion and all the surrounding area is a Unesco…

Route des Chateâux – Bordeaux

We decided to visit Bordeaux just after the harvest and found out that this is in fact a very good time to visit the region. The weather is great, the vineyards are looking beautiful in autumn colours and most importantly, visiting the Grand Cru Châteaux are pretty fuss-free. We started our Bordeaux tour from Mèdoc,…

Land of the Storks – Alsace

Where in France a Parisian is regarded an expat, or you can go to a restaurant to taste some local specialities like baeckeoffe or flammekueche?  In Alsace of course. Guarded from the rest of France by the Vosges Mountains –ok, high hills really – and from Germany by the Rhine River, Alsace is a land of…

Caribbean Tales Part 1: BVI

Cem called to ask us when we will be visiting him again. Those of you unlucky enough not to know him, Cem happens to be a professional captain who lives and works in British Virgin Islands which happens to be one of the top sailing destinations in the world. Sandy SpitBritish Virgin Islands, or BVI…

Baikush – The wisdom of a very stylish owl

  (This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases (if applicable).) I travel. A lot. I travel for business, for pleasure, to visit my family, sometimes to see my favourite rock band in action. And I like it. But I have a slight OCD which only triggers when I'm travelling. I…