Halloween in Europe

Although Halloween might have come from Ireland, originally the celebration of the celtic Samhain with candles inside carved beet-roots instead of pumpkins, it’s definitely an American celebration, which the Europeans slowly are warming up to. So if you’re in Europe in this murky time of year, despair not – we have some horrifying Halloween happenings…

5 tips to improve your holiday in South-West France

We have evaluated our trip to the south-west corner of France, the region of Aquitaine and bring you some tips for improving your holiday, should you visit the region. Learn some basic french phrases It can’t be repeated enough times. Imagine how you’d feel if someone came up to you in your home country and…

Sarlat, please

We are sloooowly and unwillingly turning our car in north-west direction on our roadtrip through France. The only upside is, that we’ll drive through the Dordogne region, which we have come to love so much; a petit pain au chocolat for breakfast in Cadillac (yes, somehow remotely related to the car brand), lunch in Bergerac…

Seaside relaxation in Gironde

If you’re looking for some waterfront R’n’R, Gironde has lots to offer, whether you are into surfing at the roaring Atlantic coast or swimming in the safe, family-friendly lakes a few kilometres inland. No matter your choice, the logistics works like a charm; lots of Chambre d’Hotes (Bed and Breakfast), restaurants, bike roads and rental…

Tour de vin

We drove through the lovely countryside portraied in the Tour de France yesterday, visiting the vineyards of Cahors and wine tasting in Chateau de Cayx, where the Danish Queen resides each year in August as the estate belongs to her husband, Prince Henrik. As we thus weren’t invited for lunch, we headed further west towards…

Rocamadour, worth a detour

We finally arrived in Aquitaine, the south-west part of France with Bordeaux as its capital. Here, the Dordogne river lazily flows through the country, defines the valleys and offers great views to the castles that cling on to the steep rocks. This is home to the truffle, the wines of Cahors and foie gras. And…

Dijon – much more than mustard

We arrived in Dijon yesterday in time for the festivities of Bastille Day. Despite it being a holiday with offices and most shops closed, a small number of shops tempted the by-passers with summer sale prices and all bars and cafes were open. And well visited! Passing time before dinner, people flocked to the cafes,…