Je sortis de la gare Châtelet-les-Halles et partis en promenade jusqu'au bureau d'une amie qui m'accueillit. Nous dinâmes chez le Potager dans le quartier Montmarte avant de prendre le bus pour aller aux montagnes pour une semaine de ski. Nous ne savions pas que c'était le dernier repas au restaurant avant longtemps, car le lendemain... Continue Reading →
As wanderlust eyes looked off to faraway lands and unfamiliar cultures, I acknowledged the current circumstances and turned my attention towards my immediate surroundings. Only a mile away through Chicago avenues of Graystone buildings and city parks is the concrete slab shoreline of what is known as the Third Coast; Lake Michigan. With the stage... Continue Reading →
Once upon a time there was a young man on his bicycle, alone, following the Western coast of France in search of sun and warmer weather. At first, he was accompanied by his friend, where they set off from Angoulême to begin a voyage from Nantes to Rochefort. The first few days welcomed them with plenty... Continue Reading →
J'ai changé les deux roues pour mes pieds et pendant une semaine j'ai marché de Foix à Andorre la Vielle en suivant le GR 107: le Chemin des bonhommes et puis vers l'ouest au bord de Gran Valira en traversant Andorre.
A picture of a lake in the Pyrenees mountains led me to exchange my two wheels for my two feet. During one week and 100 miles I hiked from Foix to Andorra la Vella, following the Chemin des bonhommes and then the Gran Valira across Andorra.
"C'est joli la Bretagne et puis c'est pas loin de la France" - Coluche I find it most interesting the number of distinct regions in France that have their own unique history, language, and culture. In the southwest region and into Spain is Pays-Basque, in the south along the cost and inland are Occitane and... Continue Reading →
"Mont Chauve is Nice’s hidden mountain. It is hiding in plain sight, sitting there just to the north, right above the city, but nevertheless it is hidden...But what you get up here is solitude..." When I read about Mont Chauve from the blog at Café du Cycliste, I immediately decided it would be the grande finale of... Continue Reading →
The Côte d'Azur covers the Mediterranean coastline in France and into Italy, but there have always been different opinions as to where it starts and ends. Stéphan Liégard, who coined the term in his book sharing the same title in 1887, marked the western point in Marseilles and the eastern point in Genoa, Italy. Other... Continue Reading →