France Diary: Day at the market

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Strawberries

We spent the last day in France at the market in Pezenas, followed by a coffee in the centre and a walk through the narrow streets and shops crowded with tourists. I went crazy over the stands full of olives and tapenade, the fresh strawberries and flowers. It was great that the weather was super sunny, even though the day started to be rather windy. Continue reading

France Diary: Winery

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Outside the first winery – the weather was quite chilly and windy that day

One day we had lunch at a nearby winery and later we visited a different one. The lunch was delicious – started with zucchini with tomatoes, tapenade and anchovies. The main course was veal with pasta risotto and my desert was a Nespresso gourmand – an espresso accompanied by little sweet things. Continue reading

France Diary: Day at the Beach

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Beach in Agde

You cannot go to the South of France and not pass by the beach at least. Spent a few hours on a beach in Agde, felt the hot sand and sun, took a dip in the clear cold shallow water, and tanned for a few hours. After the beach, we headed for Cap d’Agde, so we can have lunch. When we arrived there, a wine expo has just been opened – VinoCap – with more than 100 wineries being present.

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On the way to Cap d’Agde

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Cap d’Agde

As I was especially craving sea food, I went for the fisherman’s salad. This was actually in the starters section, but I found it filling enough for me. Maybe it was obvious that both the salad and the sea fruit & rice part would be cold, but I was kind of expecting the latter to be warm. Either way, it was delicious.

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Fisherman’s salad & fish burger with fries

As a desert, I took a scoop of ‘ourson’ ice cream with whipped cream. Found out that the ice cream had little marshmallows in it. I haven’t mentioned how windy, sunny and crowded it was? Taking photos was a bit of a struggle, as I could barely see if the photos I was taking were ok. When I went to the restaurant, I discovered that the photos I took of the boats in the port were incredibly blurry, because my settings weren’t properly set! 😦 At least I got myself some tan and delicious food 🙂

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Must-see European museums: part 1

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The Louvre

For the past 10 or so years, I have been travelling a lot. And more importantly, I have visited some amazing museums in Europe. It is hard for me to choose my favourites, as all those that I  have seen exhibited works of art that I had seen only in art albums when I was little. I will try to pick those museums that really took my breath away, that really struck me. Continue reading