Athens – Day 2

Visiting Mikrolimano, Athens
We started our Saturday in Athens with breakfast in one of the coolest place ever, Couleur Locale. Athens is full of rooftop bars, overlooking the Acropolis. We tested as many of them as possible during our trip there! ­čśë Unlike the other numerous bars directly overlooking┬áSyntagma square, Couleur Locale entrance is in a courtyard in a narrow street behind the square, so if you’re not going there┬áon purp
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Athens – Day 1

The Parthenon, Athens
When my brother in law finished his PhD, we offered him a week-end to explore Athens together. But we tested his patience, as he had to wait for autumn & winter to pass, before he could enjoy his gift. Although, given the wonderful blu sky & amazing weather that welcomed us in the Greek capital, who would complain?! ­čśë We woke up on a sunny Friday morning very excited to discover this unknown city. Our h
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A day at the Futuroscope

Coming back from our weekend to the Loire castles, we saw on the highway several billboards advertising the Futuroscope, a French amusement park. I had never been there & Mick just once when he was a child, so we thought it could be fun to spend a day there with some friends! With the most perfect timing, the morning after, while checking my e-mails, I saw an offer for the park on a private sales website: th
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Sailing the Grenadine islands – part 5 & last one

Playing beach volley in Sainte Anne, Martinique
Waking up in St. Lucia, we discovered Marigot Bay. The night before we arrived from our inland exploration after dark, so we couldn’t really appreciate how lovely & calm the bay was. We admired local artisans at work & couldn’t help but buy one of these leaves baskets to bring back home. We discovered the program of the day while having breakfast, & off we sailed to Castries market. Cas
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Sailing the Grenadine islands – part 4

View over the Pitons in St. Lucia
As I was saying in my previous post, we felt asleep before joining St. Lucia. So in the morning we opened our eyes to this unknown, beautiful bay. And the very well known Pitons, the two St. Lucia mountains. After breakfast in this beautiful scenery, we started the day in our usual way: with a long snorkeling session! It’s so beautiful. Every day should start this way! Look at the colorful fishes,
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