Posted in February 2013

Bastia’s beautiful signs

Bastia’s beautiful signs

The Englishman and I are planning a trip to Corsica this summer, and I have been getting excited thinking about another visit to what has become one of my absolute favorite places in the world. On our first trip to the gorgeous French island a couple of years ago, we spent a few of days … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Sidi Bou Said

Top Travel Tip: Sidi Bou Said

Sidi Bou Said – Nice, France This seemingly ordinary storefront in one of Nice’s grittier neighborhoods is a diamond in the rough.  Save for the delicate blue and green Middle Eastern tiles around the door frame, this place blends in with the discount clothing and light bulb shops around it , but the humble doorway … Continue reading

3 months of travel in 3 minutes

3 months of travel in 3 minutes

Last year I was lucky enough to spend three whole months traveling.  I nearly made it all the way around the world from Europe, to the Middle East, through the US and around South East Asia. I saw some wonderful places, met fascinating people, and got to celebrate a few milestones with good friends. I … Continue reading

Reading List: Shut Up I’m Talking

Reading List: Shut Up I’m Talking

Today’s Tip: Shut Up I’m Talking: and other diplomacy lessons I learned in the Israeli Government If you’ve ever been to Israel and were baffled by some of the cultural norms: rarely hearing anyone say hello or thank you, a seemingly total lack of customer service – then you’ll like this book. Gregory Levey tells his … Continue reading

Inside Ramallah’s pita bread factory

Inside Ramallah’s pita bread factory

I am fascinated by what makes a city tick.  Every place has its own pace and style and I always want to go behind the scenes and see how things work. While out walking one day in Ramallah in the occupied Palestinian territories, I came across a store front that housed an ancient looking machine … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Via Latina Nice, France

Top Travel Tip: Via Latina Nice, France

Today’s Tip: Via Latina This little Italian deli is among my favorite places in Nice. The beautiful and vast selection of meats, cheeses, and fresh pastas in the large glass case, are just the beginning. In addition to the fresh Italian products in the front of the shop, there is a second room behind with shelves … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip, La Part des Anges

Top Travel Tip, La Part des Anges

Today’s tip: La Part des Anges, Nice France Finding a good place to eat in Nice can be a challenge.  While there are an incredible number of cafe’s, brasseries and restaurants in this city it’s hard to separate the tourist traps and rip offs from the gems. This cosy wine bar is definitely the latter. … Continue reading

Don’t forget to look up

Don’t forget to look up

After living somewhere for a while, even a place as beautiful as the south of France, its easy to start to takes things for granted. I’ve been in Nice long enough now to finally have my own little routines and rituals but along with the comfort of knowing a place, I realized I was starting to … Continue reading