After the train trauma it took some effort to resist the attempt of the charming young woman in Dijon to hire us a higher spec car. We were rewarded by a free up-grade none the less, when she failed to locate the key for our little Fiat or Corsa. We drove south down the famous … Continue reading Beaune and beautiful Burgundy – July 2018
The journey from Andover to Paris via St Pancras on Eurostar went entirely as planned; on time and comfortable. However the next leg from Gare du Nord to Gare de Lyon was nightmarish despite my pre-emptive attempts.... The decision not to use the metro on a hot July day backfired - Le Cab was 35 … Continue reading To Burgundy by train : July 2018
David’s research had produced little up-to-date published material on Alsace, so no sooner back from Verona, than we were off again, this time via Basel airport. Colmar in Alsace - and a very smart hotel in the centre, backing onto ‘Little Venice’ We hired a slightly grander car than usual - whose SatNav proved very … Continue reading Alsace in spring – April 2018
This is Cangrande I - ‘big dog’ or rather the statue of him built for his tomb in the mid 1300s. The scourge of his enemies but a great friend to Dante, whose Commedia guaranteed his immortality. There is (alot) more to come... bear with me!