Pedal-powered Paris

Necessity is the mother of invention. Austerity is its co-parent. The dilemma: How does a budget traveller get from A to B in Paris? The Métro is the obvious solution and was my main mode of transport when I first visited the French capital in the 1990s. But as comprehensive and pocket-friendly the Paris Métro … Continue reading Pedal-powered Paris

Basque-ing in Biarritz Sunshine

“Another very wet summer everywhere; dull with few warm days”                                                 The Weather of Summer 2008 Report (Met Éireann)1   I don’t need a Met Éireann report to remind me of the “summer” of 2008. My then sun-starved state is still crystal clear in my mind. Sick of almost a year of rain and impatient … Continue reading Basque-ing in Biarritz Sunshine