36 Hours in Cinque Terra

So, first things first: Cinque Terra is not a single place, it’s actually a group of five small villages and surrounding land nestled on the Ligurian Coast of Italy. Cinque = five, Terra = land. Italian lesson complete. The villages/lands are Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Together they are recognized as a […]

Menton Lemon Festival!

Amsterdam winters are a wee bit gray. So last month we escaped to the south of France to soak up some sun and to check out south France’s version of carnival! Just down the road from Nice, the tiny town of Menton held its 83rd annual Fete du Citron. This 3 week long celebration has a […]

Palace of Versailles

After a 30 minute metro ride from Paris, I arrived to grandeur and opulence of the Palace of Versailles. It is certainly magnificent. Even more so when I remind myself the Palace was built in the 15th and 16th centuries. Despite my desire to expound on French history and all the interesting facts regarding the […]

The Catacombs of Paris

  When did I become fascinated with the Catacombs in Paris? Hard to say. But I do know for some strange reason I was most excited to go underground and see this memorial more than anything else in Paris. I am no Cataphyle (google it) so I entered the Catacombs like most through the official […]