Category Hiking/Walking

Europe 2017 – Provence Part One

November 2 – 7 Our plan for Provence was fairly simple and constrained by the relatively few days we had to explore this fairly large area of France.  We’d spend three nights in the town of Arles and then relocate not too far away in L’isle Sur-la-Sorgue for two nights before returning to Montpellier. We’d […]

Europe 2017 – Montpellier, Part Three

September 18-22 We hung out at the condo in the morning catching up on chores; for us the blog and washing clothes, for Francois working on lesson plans for the class for social workers he teaches and taking care of duties for the professional association he is a part of.  Right around beer o’clock we […]

Europe 2017 – Montpellier, Part One

September 18-22 Our flight to Marseille took just a couple of hours and after landing in Marseille and claiming our luggage, we made our way outside of the airport to find the shuttle bus that would take us to Gare de Marseille St. Charles, the main train station for the two-hour journey to Montpellier. We’d […]

Europe 2017 – Athens Finito, Part Two

September 16-18 We set out the next morning with a limited agenda, having pretty much exhausted the sightseeing opportunities we were interested in during our last stay in Athens.  We decided head out from our neighborhood towards Filopappou Hill (which overlooks the Acropolis) to see if we could find the Prison of Socrates, where that […]

Europe 2017 – Paros, Part Three

September 13 – 16 Up at sunrise again, I made coffee out on the balcony and welcomed the beginning of our last day on Paros.  It would be another one of exploration with some hiking thrown in, just the kind we relish.  After another satisfying buffet breakfast experience, we asked Marco how much the dinner […]

Europe 2017 – Santorini, Part Two

  September 8 – 11 With a big hike planned for the morning, we were eager to get over to the breakfast room to see what was in store for us; upon arrival we weren’t disappointed, encountering an array of pastries, yoghurt, fruit and different egg based dishes each day of our stay. We loaded […]

Europe 2017 – Crete, Part Four

September 3-8 With a late morning departure back to Heraklion, we arose after a good night’s sleep, feeling decent, albeit quite stiff, and after some puttering around, walked to breakfast at Loca Cafe, the coffee shop where we had met the bus the morning before. We filled up on a pastry or two and returned […]