Everyone knows a French baguette. If you are very French you buy one from the boulangerie and walk down the Paris streets ripping chunks off to eat. We join them in doing so and feel a wee bit French ourselves.

We find varying qualities of French baguette from different boulangeries and the result is that we become actually quite fussy about this french tradition. Read More

Picture this, we have just hiked the arduous 4 days in the Inca Trail and now we get to lax out on a 10 hour luxury ride to Puno, aboard the Andean Explorer. Is there such a thing as luxury train travel Peru?   Sure is, our route to Puno and  Lake Titicaca is riding the luxurious Andean Explorer.

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Long before the Spanish discovered South America, the native populations knew how to cultivate an incredible array of plants.  They developed elaborate irrigation systems, and terraced the steep Andean mountain slopes to make them more suitable for growing food.They acclimatised their seed to grow at high altitude and grew corn, lima beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, chilli peppers, avocados, peanuts, chocolate, and raised llamas and guinea pigs. Read More

When in Rome…? Well, when in France eat what the French eat.

French cuisine is a mixture of sophisticated refined gourmet a la carte dining and hearty rustic fare.

We have a habit of buying “deux baguettes” each day, one for lunch and one for nibbles with cheese and wine…soo French and soo nice. Read More

How exciting off to the Galapagos….. that’s certainly how I felt, and had to keep pinching myself to believe that I was actually going. Here’s  our guide for what to pack for a cruise of the Galapagos.

First and best tip for a trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands –  pack  lightly, but include LOTS of photo storage! Read More

We enter our Parisian apartment in Montmartre, conscious of the French old building smell and home cooking filling the air. Our apartment is light and airy with double opening doors out of the living space and bedroom. All of the rooms face south (remember we are in the northern hemisphere so this is good!) and are flooded with light, something that is very important to us.

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