23 janvier, 2008

On the road again...


It's frustrating to be living with minimum sous in a beautiful country in Europe at a stone's throw away from not only other countries, but also cities within that same country that are worth a visit. I gots me a case of hot feet...the itch to travel. So, I decided to take matters into my own hands and work out a way to travel...go somewhere, anywhere! I have a bit of vaca in Feb and April and I can't do anything major, but I've decided I will be travelling somewhere in France. In late Feb, I'll be heading to Paris and Rouen(never been to Rouen before) to visit with my French roomie from Montreal who lives in Paris, but whose fam lives in Rouen. I'm excited to go somewhere new and to get to see her-it's been about 2.5 years since I last saw her!

In late April, one of my nearest and dearests is coming over to France to visit me and do a little travelling as well. She was abroad for the past two years, so I haven't seen her since she left for her trip! We are planning to travel around France for a week and were thinking about either Lyon-Grenoble-Annecy-maybe Switzerland or some of the following cities Toulouse-Montpellier-Nimes-Avignon-Marseille-Nice&Monaco. So, what I'm wondering cher reader, is if you have advice/recommendations/etc. I'd love to hear your input about these places or even if you have any other suggestions. The idea is to go to 3 (max 4) cities in France during a week's time and possibly dip into another country if time allows. So, what do you think? Inquiring minds want to know!

5 commentaires:

Emily a dit…

Please do let me know if you end up coming to Annecy. We can go out for a big cheesy fondue dinner. :)

Alisa a dit…

if you need any advice on montpellier and surrounding regions let me know! :)

quite some nice trips with those limited sous, wish i could do that too! but i am planning on sticking around in juin, maybe we can do some regional (cheap) traveling.

Lauren a dit…

marseille is a must-see. you can do a tgv from paris to lyon. side-trip it to geneve for the day. and then tgv it down to marseille. avignon is great, too. and if you go to the cote d'azur i definitely suggest nice over cannes.

Leah a dit…

Emily-Will do!

Alisa-Well, I really have not been spending much at all, so I figure by April, I should be ok. But, we're also not getting extravagant or anything...cheap trains/buses, hostels/couchsurfing, cheap meals, etc. I'll let you know for Montpellier, though, thanks!

Lauren-Awesome, thanks for the recommendations-will keep it all in mind!

Jonathan & Kari a dit…

I completely understand. It's so frustrating to live near all this cool stuff...and feel like you never get to see it :) But am happy to hear you're making the most of the opportunities.