Random Trier, Germany: the Roman Amphitheater, Ducklings, Buildings, etc., etc.

29 09 2017

A fun day spent in Trier, Germany including lots of walking due to getting lost, miscalculated proximity, etc. but all good.

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Going Local in Luxembourg

2 09 2017

I found Luxembourg wines to be very pleasant.  It’s all I had while being in the city with one exception which was a local beer.  I’ve already posted a couple of below and this isn’t everything but it’s where I have captured the wine labels.





Lunching in Luxembourg City

22 08 2017

I had not decided where to get lunch on my first day out in Luxembourg City which is not what I normally do on my holiday trips.  I did want something traditionally Luxembourg in terms of food and drinks.  I found the perfect restaurant on one of the main squares, the Place d’Armes, housed in a hotel.

Trying out a local bubbly

Beautiful

Looking out to the Dicks-Lentz Monument

A nice vibe at lunch time

Great bread

My homemade sausage and mash. The sausage was traditional I was told.

Strawberry sorbet? I forgot as it wasn’t great 😦

 





One Night in Nice

10 08 2017

After enjoying the day in Grasse, I hopped on a local bus to reach my final destination of my recent trip in France, an airport hotel next to the Nice Airport.

My ride

The view from my hotel room. The ocean, an airfield and palm trees.  OK for an airport hotel!

The next morning at the airport. This is new. Maybe set up after the terror attack in Nice almost a year before?  A similar one is apparently set up on the Promenade where it happened.

Breakfast in the airport lounge.

My ride to Paris

Bye bye France ♡





Three Days in Cannes

8 08 2017

My annual trip to Cannes, France lasted from Monday to Friday during the first week of June this year.  On a couple of the days I wasn’t exactly feeling well so skipped dinner and just sat around in my apartment at night after doing a series of meetings during the day.

The convention at the Palais des Festivals

Lovely lunch on the beach on Tuesday with a German friend

Tuesday dinner with Chinese friends

Relaxing lunch meeting on Wednesday with an American friend

More lunch meeting on Thursday with an American lawyer couple

Retail therapy thrown in inbetween meetings

The general view during the day

My first ever soft-serve in Cannes.  I shall make it an annual thing.  It was good.

A friendly early evening meeting on Thursday with a lovely bottle of rose by Ott shared with a Finnish friend in my apartment.

 





From Marseille to Cannes and in Mandelieu-La Napoule Twice in a Day

7 08 2017

The drive from Marseille to Cannes was uneventful except for the fuel stop we made along the way where we struggled with the gas pump but we weren’t the only ones which kind of made us feel better though less so for my friend who actually had to feed her car.

We had decided to have lunch before getting to Cannes and Mandelieu-La Napoule was the perfect stop and the lunch was beautiful.

After lunch, we drove to Cannes and I checked into my wonderful apartment.

I picked up my badge for the convention I was attending.

And had time to shop for some wines and grocery.

And then it was time for me to go back to Mandelieu-La Napoule for dinner for a very nice group dinner I have been attending for the last so many years.

The dinner.





Walking in Marseille, France, Part 3

30 07 2017

Back to writing about my trip to the south of France in early June.  The walk in Marseille continues after a lovely lunch.

We took a local bus up to the picturesque church on a hill.

On the way back we took the more touristy ride.

After chillin’ out in the hotel bar, went out for a light pleasant dinner.








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