The Village of Saint-Émilion (Aka Wine Central Station, please mind the gap. Also, who needs a tour anyway)

The Village of Saint-Émilion (Aka Wine Central Station, please mind the gap. Also, who needs a tour anyway)

The medieval village of Saint-Émilion is a tiny but world-renowned kind of a place, pals! Located in the Aquitaine region of South West France and a mere hop skip and a jump away from the wine capital city of the world, it was pretty much a given that as I was staying in Bordeaux anyway [...]

Exploring Normandy…a day trip to Étretat

Exploring Normandy…a day trip to Étretat

We docked in Le Havre in Normandy every seven days, but under normal circumstances got no further than the city's pebbly beach, stopping here and there for either coffee or crepes, and one particularly adventurous day for real live snails. (Actually, they weren't alive, they were cooked in garlic butter but, you get what I'm [...]