Being in Chamonix, with its convenient mountain (ski) lift network, it’s not necessary to hike/climb to see a panoramic view of the mountains.
This is what I did on my fourth day in the area.Continue reading ” Le Brévent, 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 the 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 next morning before heading to the trails – 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”
Last month I completed Portuguese language A2 level. 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”
One beautiful Sunday morning last autumn, my friend Christine and I took a walk on the Aqueduto das Águas Livres in Lisbon. This was the site where Diogo Alves – Portugal’s first serial killer – supposedly robbed and killed seventy people, feigning suicide.Continue reading “Recipe: Persian Love Cake”