Paris: manger avec un petit budget

‘When spring comes to Paris the humblest mortal alive must feel that he dwells in paradise’.  So said the writer Henry Miller in his book on the French capital, ‘Tropic of Cancer’.  Springtime in Paris is definitely special; as the flowers start to bloom, everyone flocks to sunbathe in le Jardin du Luxembourg or les Tuileries, high on the promise of summer and all the fun that … Continue reading Paris: manger avec un petit budget

Travel Guide: Galicia

After taking the half-crazy decision to study Spanish ab-initio last year, this summer saw me journeying to the land of Cervantes as an au-pair to put months of endless grammar work into practice.  Unlike previous fleeting school trips to Barcelona and Cantabria, this time I was heading to the North-western region of Galicia for a whole month, with a heady mix of trepidation and excitement … Continue reading Travel Guide: Galicia