Around Corsica

My trip to Corsica was arranged at the last minute as we had to fit a quick and relatively cheap summer vacation into the middle week of August. I had already thought about visiting the island in the past, but in the end I had always opted for alternatives that seemed more appealing to me….

Quiche Lorraine

The Quiche is a savoury sort of cake, which can be filled with all kinds of vegetables, fish, meat, cheeses and what ever you like, and one of my favourites is a french classic: the Quiche Lorraine. For some strange reason I find myself cooking this more around Christmas and in the colder months. So…

Menton

Menton, the Pearl of France, is a lovely town that confines with Italy. It is where the Cote d’Azur coast begins, and you can immediately feel that relaxing Mediterranean atmosphere characteristic of the area. With its little stores that sell soaps and lemon fragrances, French cafes, bathing suits and white cotton clothes.The area of Menton…

Nice

Nice is the capital of the Cote d’Azur, one of the only actual cities on the Riviera. The terrifying event that hit her recently did affect the locals deeply, but Nice is strong and recovering well. In order to give the best description possible of Nice I decided to ask a dear friend of mine…

Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo is a very curious city (or country) in my opinion. It’s very hard to get a feel of the real monegasque lifestyle, because you mostly get to see tourists exploring the port or the Casino square, or sipping cocktails in bars on the port. But through the years I’ve learned that Monaco is…

Roquebrune

Roquebrune extends itself from Menton to Monaco (Monte Carlo), the town is mostly residential given there are many summer villas and houses that overlook either the bay of Menton or Monaco. Roquebrune became French in 1793, but was then taken back by the Grimaldi of Monaco, during the 1848 Italian Risorgimento it was freed and…