Saturday was market day in Chamonix. The market opened from 7am to 1pm and was located near Place du Mont Blanc – where I happened to pass by on my way to the train station that morning, and caught a glimpse of the Climbing World Cup Lead qualifying round.Continue reading “Hiking: Grand Balcon Sud, France”
Leaving Lac Blanc, I began to hike down to the intersection of la Flégère and Lacs desChéserys where most people descended to the former. I took the latter in an attempt to see other three lakes.Continue reading “Hiking: Lacs des Chéserys, France”
Good morning Mont Blanc! It was seven o’clock in the morning when I took this picture before heading out to Les Praz de Chamonix then catch the first telecabin to La Flégère.Continue reading “Hiking: Lac Blanc, France”
In the morning I had a late start. I went to Intersport, rented the trekking poles – so I don’t have to wait for the store to open before heading to the trails next day – and dropped them off at the hotel. I won’t be needing them for this easy hike/walk.Continue reading “Gorges de la Diosaz, France”
I completed Portuguese language A2 study last month. To celebrate, I made a quick trip to the French Alps. This was my second time in Chamonix – Many years ago I trekked the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) from France to Italy and Switzerland – it remains one of my favourite areas in the whole wide world.
The weather was perfect this time around, I did a lot of hiking with my favourite mountain in sight.Continue reading “Summer in the French Alps”
Mr. Cheesecake is a brand name created by Japanese chef Koji Tamura, who has trained and worked at several Michelin Star restaurants in France and Japan. Although I have been to Tokyo numerous times, I have never had the chance of tasting this cake, partly because it can only be ordered two days (Sunday and Monday) a week.Continue reading “Recipe: Mr. Cheesecake Tokyo”
Diana is my best friend from Dublin days. We kept each other company during the lockdown time when our movements were restricted to a bare mininum. Soon after I moved to Lisbon, she relocated to London. We vowed to meet again, and we did!Continue reading “London – St. James Park & Soho/Chinatown”
Sorry for the absence in the past month. I’ve been busy – had friends visiting from the States, and passed my Portuguese A1 exam.
Now that I’m back. First, I would like to wrap up the Bavarian/Salzburg trip from last autumn, which is long overdue. Then I will write about my spring week in London, visiting friends and seeing a couple of shows on the West End. Then a dinner at the ONLY Michelin-starred Japanese/Portuguese restaurant in Portugal, and recipes of course.Continue reading “That’s a Wrap – Munich, Germany”
The whole time I was in Salzburg, the sky was overcast. It wasn’t until the day I was leaving the sun finally came out.
So, instead of heading straight back to Munich as I had originally planned, I stowed my luggage at the Salzburg train station and went on a day trip to the village of Hallstatt.Continue reading “Hallstatt, Austria”
The Eibsee Loop Trail is only 4.3 miles (6.9 kilometers) long. There’s barely any elevation gains.
But it took me nearly 3 hours to walk it.Continue reading “Eibsee, Germany”