Category Archives: Food

Bordeaux, France, Day 2

June 17, 2019 It was another beautiful day in Bordeaux.  We went out for an early walk and stopped in at another church.  We were the only people there! Again, it was beautiful inside.  Most of the churches here seem … Continue reading

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Bordeaux, France

June 16, 2019 Last night there was a birthday party for our Around the World ambassador, Steve.  It was a lot of fun and yes, there was a monkey cake.  A bit risqué too. Or perhaps just a misplaced banana. … Continue reading

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Bilbao, Spain

June 15, 2019 It was our first time to visit Bilbao which is in the north of Spain in the autonomous community of the Basque Country.  We arrived just before 10 AM and the harbor and the view of the … Continue reading

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Porto, Portugal

June 13, 2019 The English word is Oporto, but it is still pronounced Porto.  We see it written both ways. It is the country’s second largest city.  It has a population of 220,000 in the city and 1.7 million if … Continue reading

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Lisbon, Portugal, Day 2

June 12, 2019 Today we made plans to have lunch with friends Meg and Mark.  They chose a Lebanese restaurant called Sumaya in the Principe Real neighborhood which is where we walked through to get to the botanical garden yesterday! … Continue reading

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Lisbon, Portugal

June 11, 2019 What can I say about Lisbon??  It is one of our favorite cities in the world.  In fact, we could easily live here.  While Portuguese is the official language, most people speak English and they are very … Continue reading

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Cadiz, Spain

June 10, 2019 Last night we had dinner in Toscana and I wanted to have the crab appetizer that the guest chef Michel Personnaz prepared in the cooking demonstration.  With a blink of the eye, Sasa, the maître ‘d had … Continue reading

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Valencia, Spain

June 8, 2019 Valencia is the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. About 800,000 people live in the center. The port is the 5th busiest container port in Europe and the busiest on the Mediterranean. In 2012, … Continue reading

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Barcelona, Spain

June 7, 2019 This is our 4th time visiting Barcelona and we still haven’t even scratched the surface of this beautiful city. Last night Ray told us there would be 9 cruise ships in port today.. Wow.  As it turned … Continue reading

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Monte Carlo, Monaco

June 6, 2109 Our plan for today was a tour to Eze and Nice, France.  Unfortunately we got word a couple of days ago that it was cancelled. So we were just going to go out on our own and … Continue reading

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