If this blog were a book, this post would start a new chapter (and if I had my way, it’d start with a big illuminated lizard standing in for that I in if). For those of you subscribers who feel like the last chapter ended with a bit of a whimper of unresolved story lines, … More A new chapter in Paris
If you read that as “In Paris…. <wistful sigh> Paris” then we’re on the same page. I’ve left Paris but in many ways, reluctantly. Lucky my flight was going to bring me to the Greek islands or I think I’d have stayed. My stay in Paris was very productive! Lots of meeting new people, talking … More À Paris… Ahh, Paris
Hi Everyone, I’m safe and sound in Naxos. I haven’t actually slept yet; I had meetings all afternoon, but have a stated bedtime of 9:00 pm tonight. I was last solidly asleep Sunday at 6 am… someone else is going to have to do to the math for me. Whatever the count, I’m afraid I’m … More Paris!
I can hardly believe how quickly time has flown by. I’m now three days away from departing for Greece for the summer! My lists are starting to get shorter, and soon I hope to start checking things off for good soon. Most of the logistical preparations are made though, so here’s a quick summary of … More Logistics!
Well, navigating Europe by myself is a challenge but I’m getting a bit better about it. I no longer spread out the map across the entire front seats and dashboard: Instead I have the aid of this fellow sitting next to me: In all seriousness, this is a post about making things work in the … More My new copilot
As I was walking back to my tent last night after brushing my teeth I heard a colossal insect crash land behind me and knew I was in for a treat. It wasn’t too hard to find this guy, he was about 2 inches long! He was very strong and a bit hard to hold … More Beetle
Lest anyone forget I’m here to work and I’ve been busy! Yes I post about the fun but I’m also doing a lot of reading, writing and brainstorming! Today I went to the “Parc Régional de Camargue” at the southern outlet of the Rhône river. It’s a beautiful delta with lots of islands and some … More Lizarding in France
Well, after the market, I decided to postpone the lizard searching for a day and finish the afternoon in Arles. If the market hadn’t been enough, wandering the city cemented it, I love Arles. Arles is an awesome blend of French and Roman architecture. It has an ancient amphitheater and stadium that are still being … More The day in Arles
I got up Saturday morning ready to head to the nature reserve at the mouth of the Rhône River but much to my surprise the downtown had completely changed from the night before. It was market day and I’ve never seen an open air market anything like this. It was over a mile long and … More The market in Arles
I set out of Tremoli at 8 am, excited to head to France. According to my map it was going to take about eleven hours to drive all the way to Arles France, just outside the national park I wanted to get a look at. 11 hours on the map, I figured I’d do it … More Made it to France!