I’ve written a lot about traveling to the south of France in the last few years as I’ve been spending a lot of time with my extended family. It’s a straight shot from Geneva to Marseille – a 3-hour hop on the TGV, France’s high-speed railway, which can go over 300km/hr, and then a quick … Continue reading Believe whatever people say about SNCF
The world was suppose to end on 21 December 2012. On the morning of 22 December, I was happy to find that Muriel and I didn’t wake up to a world where the sky was falling or the earth opening up to swallow all of human life. But, like probably a lot of people, it … Continue reading We survived 2012
Simple, yet powerful, the above photo is all about making a choice that decided the future of a nation… It’s funny how black text on a white background is still the ‘go to’ way to communicate despite all the technology and different ways we can share information and communicate. Sure, there’s instant messaging, facebook-ing, tweeting, … Continue reading The future of a nation rests on… Helvetica?
I was just visiting my blog and realized that it’s been about a month since I last wrote something. Well, let’s see, what’s been happening? For one thing, we went to a cooking class last night to learn a few French dishes. If you’re in Geneva and want to go to a cooking course, check … Continue reading Living in a grey period – enjoying the black and the white
2011 started off with a big bang in a Copacabana-style new year’s party and new resolutions. Going skiing was one of them for me given that I haven’t been to a snow-capped mountain in over 5 years. I was hoping to go after coming back from France for the holidays, but unfortunately the weather has … Continue reading A new year, a new set…
A lot changes in one year and this year was not any different. A year ago today, I was waking up in Timor-Leste soaking in the sun, heat and humidity in one of the world’s poorest countries. A year later, here I am waking up in another strange and exotic place in the south of … Continue reading happy 2011
It’s amazing how winter can be beautiful. The last couple of weekends in Geneva have been an absolute treat… the sun was shining and the temperature was balmy. With an average of 16C, the weekends were warmer than normal and that meant people were out walking, drinking, running, shopping, etc. – any way to get … Continue reading Winters can be beautiful
I’ve written about Sanary sur Mer before (here and here), I can’t say enough good things about it. We spent the last 2 weeks in France after leaving Timor-Leste – one week in Paris (photos are here) and one week in Sanary. Although Paris was great with food, museums, cafes, and people watching, it was … Continue reading Re-bienvenue Sanary