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Friday, October 31st, 2008

Something Pink

When I stepped out of the shower one morning in Beaune, I was in mid-towel off when I spotted something pink on the floor. It only took a second for me to realize what it was. My toenail. Remember that volcano in Bali that we climbed four months ago? Well, my two big toenails have […]

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Marseille

When people ask us why we picked Marseille and not somewhere nicer like say, Nice, we don’t really have a proper answer. We planned the France portion of our trip during a few stormy days in a beach bungalow in Cambodia – and Marseille fit our criteria. It’s on the Mediterranean, easily accessible by train […]

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Beaune – my favorite place in the world!

Beaune, located 32 kms from Dijon, is the capital of the Burgundy wine region where Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign. According to Lonely Planet, Beaune is pronounced “Bone”, but whenever I said it like that to a French person, they had no idea where I was talking about until I spelled it. So it’s really […]

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Flashpackers really do have Champagne tastes

We couchsurfed with Patrick and his family for a weekend. Although it was pretty much just with Patrick since only one of his three sons was home (and he was depressed over a girl so spent most of his time in his room playing guitar and listening to heavy metal), and his wife Pascale was […]

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Paris – ah, Paris!

You can’t help but be excited about Paris – at least I couldn’t. Paris is one of those cities that captures the imagination. Just like New York, Paris is portrayed in films so often you feel like you know it before you’ve even arrived. We both expected that we’d fall in love with Paris immediately. […]

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Strasbourg, France

On the loooong flight from Singapore to Frankfurt, we fly over Afghanistan (according to the route map – so if it wasn’t Afghanistan, it was awfully close). We spend one night in Frankfurt (at Motel One, which I fully recommend. FYI – they’ve got a free shuttle service from the airport. Unfortunately, we found out […]