Ruby Joy’s Restaurant San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.April 29, 2019
The new TWA Hotel at JFK Airport in New York CitySeptember 6, 2019
Hello to all of you faithful followers of my travels around the globe. Fall 2019 promises some great new adventures to share with you.
I depart on September 5th from Los Angles on my way to Oxford, England for five days. One of my all-time favorite authors is Dorothy L. Sayers who wrote the Lord Peter Wimsey mystery series in the 1930s. Some of her books were made into a wonderful BBC series in the 1970s starring the late Ian Carmichael as “Lord Peter.” Several of the Wimsey series is set in Oxford where Peter Wimsey is said to be a graduate of Balliol College. Harriet Vane, Lord Peter’s love interest and eventual wife, is a leading character in “Gaudy Night” which is set almost entirely in Oxford so talk of the Bodleian, The Radcliff Camera, and the other Oxford Colleges as well as the many other walkways and roads around Oxford piqued my interest to the point that I decided to spend some time absorbing Oxford and tracing the steps of my upper-class English detective and his friend Harriet.
After Oxford, I will travel to my all-time favorite travel destination of Provence, France. I will spend a few days in Nice and then travel with my guide and friend Patrick Rossi by ferry boat to the Island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea south of Nice. Corsica was the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte and his boyhood home has been turned into a museum which I will visit by way of a personally guided tour complements of one of Patrick’s relatives who is a member of the local government of the city of Ajaccio where the museum is located. Ajaccio is located on the western side of Corsica and I will also visit Bastia on the northern end of the island and Bonifacio on the southern end. The scenery, the fantastic cliffs, the ocean, and the landscape promise great photos and the island has several excellent restaurants which I will visit and describe for you.
After Corsica, I will return to Nice for most of the remainder of my trip but I am considering a short trip by train to the Italian town of Camogli, located on the Ligurian coast just south of Genoa. A recent article in the New York Times extolling this lovely old beach town has enticed me to consider a short visit there but I haven’t decided for certain. Stay tuned for my final decision on that matter.
I won’t scrimp however on exploring portions of Nice which I missed on prior trips and a short excursion to the perched Villages of the Var and the restaurant Chez Bruno will keep me busy for the remainder of the time while I am in Provence. I hope that you will keep tuned to Aroundtheglobewithdrron.com for lots of interesting and exciting information and photos of this great trip for Fall 2019.
I have attached a few photos from previous visits to my favorite part of the world, aside from home, of course, Southern France around Nice, Monaco, Menton and the Mediterranean sea.