Category Archive: Europe

Au Revoir Sweetie

Paris August 5,2013Goodbye Paris and hello home! Could not resist one last look. We lay on the grass in the shade of the beautifully clipped trees in the Champ de Mars to admire… Continue reading

Summer in Paris

Paris August 1-4, 2013It has been an interesting time being in Paris in the middle of summer – heat, dust, thousands of tourists, many locals abandoning the city, lots of shops closing for… Continue reading

Happy Soldes

Paris July 29-31, 2013To say I was excited to be back in Paris is an understatement.  I was looking forward to great food, fantastic bread and amazing tasting butter, wonderful street-scapes and interesting… Continue reading

Museums, Galleries and more

Zagreb July 25-29, 2013We arrived in the Croatian capital Zagreb after a  boring 7 hour train (and bus, as there was track work) trip from Split.  The countryside is pretty bleak for about… Continue reading

Split Split

Split July 19-24, 2013Split, what an aptly named place. It is split between being beautiful and ugly at the same time.  We arrived at around mid-morning and after a longish bus trip from… Continue reading

Tapestry of Creation

Girona July 17, 2013On our last day in Barcelona we took a day trip to Girona about 100km to the north. Having visited Segovia, Salamanca and Avila near Madrid, with similar historical importance… Continue reading

Hola Gaudi

Barcelona July 14-16, 2013 Walking down La Rambla at 4 am in the morning looking for our hotel is not how I imagined introducing Hammer to the beauty of this magical city. Our… Continue reading

Only Lyon

Lyon July 10-14, 2013 A speedy and effortless 3 hour train trip  and we were transported from stunning alpine scenery of Chamonix to marvelous, summery Lyon. Some places you can tell straight away… Continue reading

Glacier des Bossons

Chamonix July 9, 2013 For our last day in Chamonix we had a grand plan to hike to Chalet Les Glaciers at 2440m via Chalet La Para. We started our hike a little… Continue reading

Grand Balcon du Sud

Chamonix July 8, 2013After a stop at Boulangerie Saint Herbert to buy a baguette for lunch we headed off to walk the UTMB KV (a trail race that follows a path which rises… Continue reading

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