Mini Adventure in Cannes

Lavender at Mougin

I caught the train from Montpellier to Cannes to meet some old friends from blighty.  Had fun and games trying to find le gare in Montpellier; poor dad he had to put up with three women giving him directions (mum, me and Lily the sat nav). It was a lovely journey to Cannes; the last stretch was very pretty as the rail track hugs the coastline.  Can you believe my … Continue reading

Fun in Saintes Maries de la Mer

Danger Sign - Hmmmm can't the audience read!!!!

Since I was a little girl the South of France has developed considerably.   The heat and the chirping cicadas are the same, but where once there were just beautiful sandy beaches there are now rising apartment blocks.  When I first visited the Pont du Gard we just walked down to the river and swam in its waters; now you have to park miles away, pay 18 Euros, but there is … Continue reading

European Fast Trains

Wow - 312 km/h

I have a HUGE list of things I would like to do at various parts of the globe; this week another one ticked off. :o)  Since hearing about the TGV in French class at school, I have always wanted to travel on a European super-fast train.  I therefore decided to go by train from Frankfurt all the way to Montpellier in the South of France. I first caught the train … Continue reading

Landed in Europe

Football Feverin Germany

Thailand to Kathmandu to Abu Dabi to Germany in 3 days left its toll on me :o(  Being the hypochondriac I am I was worried I had Dengue Fever since I was aching all over and feeling very fluey.  Also I was suffering badly from jet lag. It was lovely to see my good friend Kirsten, but unfortunately for her I spent my few days in Germany walking round like … Continue reading

Bats and Beasties in Khao Yai National Park

My lovely new millipede bracelet at Khao Yai National Park

I can’t believe my time in Thailand is over.  Last stop before Bangkok was Khao Yai National Park.  It was a bit of an adventure getting to our guest house.  At Pak Chong train station a tout approached us; instead of my normal tact of completely ignoring her I thought it would be more convenient to say yes.  Big mistake!!!!!  We got driven to a hotel just on the outskirts … Continue reading