Photo of the Day
16 January 2011
How lucky can we get, that the same time we arrived in Dubai is the same time the Dubai Shopping Festival is on. One of the greatest shopping festivals on earth, it could be my chance to win half a kilo of gold a day, a Lexus car each day, a Nissan Patrol SUV, also each day for a duration of one month!
16 January 2011
15 January 2011
We went to visit our campsite in Yvelines (78) where we are keeping our Nth home which is a caravan and how different the landscape is in the winter. This tree-lined alley is so charming with its green foliage in the summer. It’s still pretty charming though, bordering on the magical.
Saint Arnoult-en-Yvelines, IdF
14 January 2011
We were walking in the Latin Quarter looking for a place to eat
when we noticed this bar dominated by women! Now now, I wonder what’s in the cocktail menu?
Latin Corner – Sexy Bar for Crazy Night
rue de la Hutchette, Paris
06 January 2011
In my entry of 4th Jan, I showed you the giant rock which came tumbling down from high up the mountain. It stayed on the side of the road for several days creating one-lane traffic. We suspected that the reason why it remained on the same spot unmoved was because it was so huge and there is great difficulty in moving it. Voila, today, we saw municipality workers breaking it into pieces…
Valley des Marveilles, France
05 January 2011
Winter is the time when chimneys endlessly spew black smoke from burning fireplaces. But when the smoke are spewed inwards rather than outwards, there maybe a problem in the flute. That’s when the chimney cleaners are called in.
04 January 2011
We saw this giant rock waylaid on the zigzaggy mountain road on our way home the other day. I didn’t have the chance to photograph it as I was too shocked to react. I saw it again today when we were driving towards the Italian coast and made sure I have the camera ready. Our region is characterized by rocky hills that tend to erode causing big rocks to tumble down into the busy road. I hope nobody was hurt.
road to Breil sur Roya, France
02 January 2011
After a 24-hour ferry trip, we safely docked in the port of Venice at 7am Italian time (Greece is 1 hour behind). There is still a 5-hour drive along the Italian motorway before we reach our home in France. At a motorway stop in Italy, I encountered real snow for the first time since the cold snap started in late November 2010. This is a photo of the frosted grass near where we parked the car for a quick rest.
At an autoroute stop, Italy
01 January 2011