20 July 2014

Un día de boda franco-española

Last Friday, we attended a beautiful wedding of Alexandra & Vincent, a hispano-french couple that we met in Paris. Friday was a particularly hot day here in the city but the wedding reception took place in the Domaine de Quincampoix near Paris. I've ignored how beautiful that part of countryside was and arriving to such a calm and breezy place was a real surprise. The newly-wed couple was pretty, the place was amazing and the food was delicious. 
Once again... ¡Viven los novios!

13 July 2014

Tenerife beaches

It may sound paradoxical but I won't praise Tenerife beaches here...and I can't understand why Canary Islands had to do with golden sands and heavenly places in my imagination.

6 July 2014

Tenerife and its colonial streets

The rain has been lashing down behind my windows for two days, and it doesn't look like it will end one day. Hopefully, I have these beautiful memories and photos from the Canary Islands to brighten up last greyish days. This time, I want to show you a few cities of Tenerife: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz and San Cristobal de la Laguna. These places have something interesting in common: colonial streets. 

4 July 2014

Above the clouds: el teide

I thought nothing would surprise me on the last day on Tenerife but El Parque Nacional del Teide surpassed all my expectations. I confess I was being quite grumpy and taciturn in the morning because our Canary Island adventure was about to end. A familiar feeling of melancholy and the cold realization that the holiday is almost over gradually started to set in. But the beauty of the landscape was beyond description and made me so speechless. 

27 June 2014

Tenerife miradores

I slowly opened our heavy shutters and the big hotel room window overlooking the city of Puerto de la Cruz and the sea, let the gentle breeze cool my face, and I knew it was going to be a good day. The plan was to take two beautiful northern roads offering incredible panoramas on the island (TF13 & TF12), to visit the colonial city of San Cristobal de la Laguna and to end the day in the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Mission accomplished.

20 June 2014

Tenerife road trip: introduction

Let's start from scratch. At the beginning of June, I wrote a post about our future travel plans, about lavender and sunflower fields I wished to see. I was obviously talking about the region of Provence, a sunny corner of southern France known for its charming medieval villages, cobbled streets, endless fields of sunflower and the scent of lavender wafting through a breeze. I could hardly wait to get back to the south of France that I barely know. 

8 June 2014

Peru: Trujillo surroundings

Let's go back to Peru for a moment. In late November, I took a trip to the north of Peru (Mancora, the most beautiful Peruvian beaches) on my own. As travelling by bus was extremely long (about 25 hrs), I spent one day in the city of Trujillo to take a rest, before getting back to Lima.

5 June 2014

Next sunny destination

I've been silent for some time due to a huge amount of work here but these hard times should be over in a week...:) And then...we'll leave Paris for a few days, head in the southern direction, and I'll find myself in a sunflower and lavender wonderland, a perfect spot for photographers, it's just too good to be true!

21 May 2014

Paris: le jardin des serres d'auteuil

Paris doesn't cease to amaze me when we have this gloriously sunny weather and you find yourself in a totally new place in the city you think you know like the back of your hand. I love this kind of Sundays when my only worry is to find a tree to offer us shade, I've always been so sensitive to the cold, frileuse, as we say here. 

13 May 2014

My birthday week

About 110 birthday messages from all over the world which mean a lot to me, calls from Peru, Germany, Poland, a couple of travel books and guidebooks, a beautiful hand made card, all this for my 26th birthday this year, I am absolutely delighted and absolutely gâtée :)

1 May 2014

(Re)Bonjour Berlin!

Most of my travel projects are pretty spontaneous so I'm used to finding myself in complicated, uneasy and impractical situations, I am perfectly aware of it but it doesn't bother me that much. It bothers my boyfriend sometimes.

27 April 2014


On this spring Sunday afternoon in Paris, I recall the places where spring may be visible and felt in all its glory I think- in the countryside. At the end of March we've been to Nantes to pay a visit to my boyfriend's family and I traveled to Poland last Easter weekend with some transits in Brussels and Berlin that I am also going to tackle soon.

18 April 2014

Genova photo diary

That was my second travel to Genova, northern Italy and you can find my previous post on it right here. Anything has not changed really, the city still seems underrated, fine, it remains so untouristy.  

13 April 2014

Sunny Vernazza & Monterosso

I admit that traveling to Italy in winter may be a bit risky but how pleasant it is without the crowds of people when the weather cooperates! Vernazza and then Monterosso al Mare are the last stops in the Cinque Terre.

11 April 2014

March in Paris

Paris has been very generous to us these last few weeks. It's been a while since the first rays of sunshine wake me up in the morning and the city takes other forms and colours, I see it all different, so beautiful.

6 April 2014

Back in The Cinque Terre: Manarola

I think that Manarola is the most famous village of the Cinque Terre and you must have already seen the picture above, haven't you?

3 April 2014

Back in the Cinque Terre: Riomaggiore

I've been to the Cinque Terre in 2011 with Sébastien, it was my first time in Italy and it absolutely enchanted me, anyhow you can find my old post here

31 March 2014

Back in Firenze

I'm back from Italy again. My three last Italian trips have been very rainy but I developed some rain- immune defense system and when I cannot make the most of the sunny weather and pleasant strolls into sinuous, narrow streets I make the most of the Italian museums & food which makes me forget about the nasty weather.

17 March 2014

Sardegna trip: what is cagliari like in march?

-What's the weather like in Cagliari now? I asked our Italian host at the arrival in Sardegna. 
-I wear this kind of shoes the whole year long- he answered, pointing at his sandals- and I'm fine. Well, he was a bit tipsy on that night.