A traveler’s problem – being a visitor in your own home

Edinburgh is my second home – I have lived here longer than any other place (apart from the small town I grew up in) and it’s where my actual home is, the one which I own.  Although it is currently someone else’s home as it’s rented out to help fund my travels.  When there is … More A traveler’s problem – being a visitor in your own home

Mojito Monday – a solution to a wonderful travelling problem

On my inaugural solo travel trip, I got caught in an incredible thunder storm one day and so I sought sanctuary in a tiny tapas bar, obviously.  Watching the storm thunder by I realised that I had no idea what day it was.  I had recently left an office job and was used to being … More Mojito Monday – a solution to a wonderful travelling problem

Competing cafés – Café de Flore and Café aux Deux Magots

Two French cafes, both alike in dignity, In fair Pah-rhee, where we lay our scene, From agéd grudge break to new mutiny, Where philosophical discourse makes coffee cups unclean. Many apologies for this bastardisation of the bard but I couldn’t help thinking about the prologue of Romeo and Juliet when I was reading about the … More Competing cafés – Café de Flore and Café aux Deux Magots