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”
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”
A picture perfect day in the medieval town of Óbidos.Continue reading “Óbidos, Portugal”
After making a side-trip to Hallstatt, I got back to Munich just before midnight. Thank goodness the little deli at the Central Station was still open and I was able to grab a roasted chicken for dinner.
Nevertheless, the following morning, I woke up with a healthy appetite!Continue reading “Munich, Germany”