Kayaking around Dubrovnik’s City Walls


Unable to stay idle too long, Het and I decided to do a sunset kayaking trip.  It’s a fun way to see the city wall.  My friend had never kayaked before, but we made a great team and we didn’t end up going round and round in circles. We stopped at a cave to do some snorkeling.  There were plenty of fish, but they wouldn’t win any beauty pageants being rather … Continue reading

Dubrovnik, Croatia

In the streets of the old city of Dubrovnik

I love it when the plane lands and you find yourself in a new country – alien landscape, different language, strange people.  This is the last leg of my four months trip (but my travelling might not be over quite yet…) and I’m now in Dubrovnik, Croatia with some old friends to celebrate our 20th anniversary of first meeting each other at university. My accommodation is far removed from anywhere … Continue reading

Au Revoir France

Pont du Gard

France is where my travel lust started many, many moons ago. However, this trip I have felt more of a tourist than a traveller. France no longer holds that sense of adventure I felt as a child and I still get in Asia. It has been a lovely ‘holiday’ with my folks and so for my last blog from France I am simply going to share some piccies of my … Continue reading

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