Journeys

Pays Basque

After driving across the Midi-Pyrénées region of France and into Aquitaine, we’ve lodged ourselves in the resort village of Socoa… Read more »

Journeys

Into Aquitaine

After spending the night on the outskirts of Montauban we continued on our way across France’s Midi-Pyrénées region, heading towards… Read more »

Journeys

Tuscany

Richard and I visited Tuscany four years ago and enjoyed many of the fortified hill towns that crowd the centre… Read more »

Journeys

Florence

On Thursday we visited Florence. I prefer the Italian name for Florence; Firenze seems less flowery, more robust, more Italian…. Read more »

Journeys

Rapallo

We left Lyon in France on Tuesday morning to drive to Rapallo on Italy’s Ligurian coast. Because of the length… Read more »

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Interlaken

We arrived in Interlaken late on a Monday afternoon, fairly tired from a long day’s travel through the mountains. The… Read more »

Journeys

Veneto

Before leaving New Zealand we’d booked a week at a villa just outside the small village of Cavasagra in the… Read more »

Journeys

Venice

I’d been inclined to skip Venice. I’d read that tourism was killing it, both by making it increasingly dependent on… Read more »