Kidnapped to Kerry

Visiting Cork was the final leg of our trip. We were so excited to be picked up by bike, taken to the market and then given a quick tour of the town on the way back to our host’s house. When we arrived to his house, dinner preparations began and then 3 of Darren’s friendsContinue reading “Kidnapped to Kerry”

Galway, and the Cliffs of Moher

  Flying from Carcassonne to Dublin, Ireland we hopped on a bus to meet up with our friend Mikey, across the country in the city of Galway. We stayed with him and his roommate/band member, Paul. They live in the neighborhood of Salt Hill in a cozy apartment, 1 block from the bay and justContinue reading “Galway, and the Cliffs of Moher”

  Narbonne and Carcassonne

On our weekend off at Chateau Ventenac, we spent one day in the nearest town – Narbonne, on the other we visited medieval town/castle Carcassonne. Narbonne is a busy little town with a beautiful town square containing an ancient Hotel de-ville (town-hall) and  large cathedral.            After buying treats at the marcheContinue reading ”  Narbonne and Carcassonne”

Château Ventenac

After our Italian holiday we got back to work in France. We had an overnight 12 hour bus ride out of Milan. It was pouring rain the entire time and the bus was full of characters but we managed to get some shut eye and arrived in Narbonne the following afternoon. We were picked upContinue reading “Château Ventenac”

The islands of Lago Maggiore

After enjoying the gardens and home at Isola Madre we hop back on the ferry, and over to the cute and colorful Isola Pescatori (Fisherman’s Island) for lunch Quick jaunt over to Isola Bella… Where we toured the home and gardens of the Borromeo family… The amazing grotto… A gorgeous attention seeking white peacock wasContinue reading “The islands of Lago Maggiore”

Lago Maggiore, Botanical Gardens and Villa Taranto

Next stop Lago Maggiore. After leaving Scaparone and Alba we drive to Verbania, Michael has an apartment there so we will stay there for the next few days. We arrive in the town late in the day, the lake is covered in mist and fog, stunning mountains with snow soar above the lake and it’sContinue reading “Lago Maggiore, Botanical Gardens and Villa Taranto”