It would be unfair to compare France to Northern Spain from a tourists view as they are very different. This area is much more underdeveloped and has a wild & craggy coastline. … Continue readingI left my heart in Cudillero
As the last post was rather large you are getting off light this time. The landscape is no less beautiful and the villages no less quaint but seriously, how much of this stuff can a guy take.
The drizzle had given way to a downpour the day we visited Sarlat, but this did not take away any of the charm on offer in this great town. The afternoon was spent browsing the shops whose specialty was ‘foi de gras cunnard’ (duck pate to you lot). … Continue readingYou say “au revoir”, I say “hola”
Immediately after crossing into Brittany we came to the town of St. Malo. Unfortunately by now I have run out of superlatives so suffice to say our day spent walking the old streets and perusing the many shops was fantastic. … Continue readingChâteau Boxing
I’d like to start this post with a little housekeeping. The GPS has been named R.A.L.F. (retired Aussies loving France) and the motorhome, after visiting the Bayeux Tapestry, is now called Norman (click the link if you don’t get the connection). … Continue readingThe Longest Day
Arrived at Faversham, UK and after a night in the local we proudly took delivery of our new toy. We’re having trouble coming up with a name for her, so would appreciate your suggestions in the comments at the very bottom of the page (while you’re there tick the box that says ” Notify me of new posts via email.”). The winner receives a week for 2 in the ‘Athenian Suite’ (east wing). … Continue readingPicardie
At first I couldn’t figure out why Dubai seemed so familiar seeing it was our first visit. One giant shopping palace after the next with each one trying to do it better by having some ridiculous attraction, such as a ski slope in one and an ice-rink in another. Do people really come to the desert for winter sports?…..or is it just a matter of “because we can”. … Continue readingDubai – a mall by any other name
With the heat & canyons of Arizona and Utah behind us we climbed up onto the Colorado Plateau and was instantly amazed at the transformation of landscape and milder temperatures. Debbie had researched a place called “Hanging Lakes” which was described as the most popular … Continue readingYou can talk to God and listen to the casual reply
Having left Las Vegas in Nevada we kept criss-crossing the Utah-Arizona border for the next 10 days visiting various national parks along the way. Inside the parks naturally there is beauty to be found but outside the terrain ranges from bland to surreal, come to … Continue readingHow Long Do We Look At This?
It was late morning by the time we climbed in to our rental car at Las Vegas airport. Check-in at the Monte Carlo wasn’t until 4:00pm which meant only one thing…..OUTLET CENTRE! Deb somehow managed to purchase about 300 items in 4 hours and surprisingly, … Continue readingThe Circus in the Desert
Originally we were only coming to Dallas because Qantas made us go that way to Las Vegas from Philly. So we thought well if we’re going through anyway let’s make it 3 days as there’s probably lots to do…….we were wrong. Arriving Saturday we were … Continue readingIn Dallas With Time to Kill