February 5, 2019
local bakery

San Miguel de Allende and my neighborhood of San Antonio

I thought that you might be interested in a few scenes around my temporary home, well temporary until June 1st at least.  My neighborhood is referred […]
May 25, 2018

An amazing lunch at the Two Star Restaurant Flaveur in Nice, France.

I have not had a meal like the one I had at Restaurant Flaveur in Nice, France yesterday.  Of the “fancy restaurant” meals that I have […]
May 22, 2018
Chateau building, winery of Chateau Sainte-Rosaline

My last day in the amazing Department of the Var in Southern France

It was with some sadness that I departed the fantastic Hotel du Castellet on Saturday May 19, 2018 but I certainly did not anticipate the wonderful […]
May 21, 2018
Restaurant Christophe Bracquie'

Christophe Bacquie’ and the magnificent Hotel du Castellet in the Department of the Var, France.

As I mentioned in my last post, I decided to divide my blogs about my visit to the French Department of the Var into more than […]
May 21, 2018
Charles DeGaulle Aircraft Carrier

Three star dining and visit to Le Var region, France.

I bet you never heard of the Var or Le Var region of France but if I mentioned St. Tropez you would probably know that, right?  […]
May 14, 2018

La Vielle Ville or Old Town Nice, France.

Saturday May 12, 2018 was a day for exploring the old town or Vielle Ville of the lovely city of Nice, France. and a bright sunny […]
May 13, 2018

Breakfast with Emma and guests in Nice, France.

Airbnb has begun a new service in which they propose various activities nearby a region where one has rented one of their properties.  I chose to […]
May 10, 2018

Siena, Italy home of the famous Palio horse race and fabulous art, architecture and history.

Siena is a lovely and historic city in Tuscany, home to a total population of about 53,000, according to a 2016 census.  The city center is […]
May 9, 2018

Lucca, Italy a relatively unknown gem in the very well known region of Tuscany.

I bet that you have never heard of the old Medieval town of Lucca, Italy and before my excellent driver and tour operator Patrick Rossi recommended […]
May 6, 2018

Portovenere, The Bay of Poets and Lerici, Italy

Yesterday and today saw me travel from Alassio to La Spezia at the apex of the so-called Bay of Poets and then down the northeastern side […]
May 5, 2018

Alassio Liguria, Italy.

Liguria is a region in Italy at the bend in the shoreline at the Northeast corner of the “boot” of the country and is bordered by […]
May 3, 2018

Menton, France May 3, 2018

Hello from my favorite French town, Menton, on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, just east of Monaco and just west of Italy.  I wanted to […]
November 30, 2017

Last night at the Barbican

My new English musical friend Everton Nelson and Lisa Batiashvili after her performance last night with the BBC Symphony.  Everton was one of our little group […]
November 30, 2017

An astonishing night stricly by coincidence in London.

What an amazing and completely unexpected night I had last night here in London.  My ticket for the BBC Symphony put me in the balcony but […]
November 24, 2017

Black Friday 2017 in London.

It is 12:20 pm here on Whitecross Street, Borough of Islington, often referred to as Shoreditch in the City of London on “Black Friday” but you […]
November 18, 2017

Hello from London

I apologize for the lag between my last post from France and my first post from London, where I have been since Thursday early evening.  I […]