Narbonne, C’est Si Bon

In France we have found people to be somewhat understated. For example, pas mal, meaning not bad, is a common French saying. But when we made it to Narbonne we could no longer say it. We had to adopt c’est si bon instead…

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In France we have found people to be somewhat understated. For example, pas mal, meaning not bad, is a common French saying. But when we made it to Narbonne we could no longer say it. We had to adopt c’est si bon instead…

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The Long and the Shorts of It All

When women get to be “of a certain age” questions of appropriateness inevitably rear their ugly heads. I think I have squarely hit that certain age. With a vengeance.

My questions of appropriateness have actually turned into a LIST of questions of appropriateness:

Should I stop wearing shorts?
What about sleeveless blouses?
Is my hair too long?
When should I stop dying it?
Should I do something about my wrinkles?… CONTINUE READING >>

When women get to be “of a certain age” questions of appropriateness inevitably rear their ugly heads. I think I have squarely hit that certain age. With a vengeance.

My questions of appropriateness have actually turned into a LIST of questions of appropriateness:

Should I stop wearing shorts?
What about sleeveless blouses?
Is my hair too long?
When should I stop dying it?
Should I do something about my wrinkles?… CONTINUE READING >>

Carcassonne Rings a Bell

With all of the traveling we’ve done over the past decade or so, sometimes we worry a bit about becoming jaded. Like we might have seen it all and there is nothing new under the sun.
Then we stumble upon someplace like Carcassonne and it’s like a bell rings in our heads… CONTINUE READING >> 

With all of the traveling we’ve done over the past decade or so, sometimes we worry a bit about becoming jaded. Like we might have seen it all and there is nothing new under the sun.
Then we stumble upon someplace like Carcassonne and it’s like a bell rings in our heads… CONTINUE READING >> 

A Consummate Cruise of Cuisine, Castles, Crusades, and Curiosities

We have been on plenty of boats before, but never one like the Clair de Lune; and cruises have taken us across oceans and seas, as well as down some of Europe’s most famous rivers, but never anything like the Canal du Midi. This was a voyage of discovery… CONTINUE READING >> 

We have been on plenty of boats before, but never one like the Clair de Lune; and cruises have taken us across oceans and seas, as well as down some of Europe’s most famous rivers, but never anything like the Canal du Midi. This was a voyage of discovery… CONTINUE READING >> 

Discovering the Lost City of the Inca, Machu Picchu

In honor of the summer solstice, we are re-posting this account of our visit to Machu Picchu on nearly the longest day a few years ago.

A harrowing bus ride, brushes with llamas, and inexplicable happenings – and even when visiting a wonder of the world, your GypsyNesters can sniff out some weird regional food!
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In honor of the summer solstice, we are re-posting this account of our visit to Machu Picchu on nearly the longest day a few years ago.

A harrowing bus ride, brushes with llamas, and inexplicable happenings – and even when visiting a wonder of the world, your GypsyNesters can sniff out some weird regional food!
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