Thursday, August 30, 2007

London to Genova (via Paris and the Swiss Alps)

Aff and I have just returned from two weeks "in vacanza", starting from London, then Paris, and finally Switzerland. It truly has been one of the most memorable and exciting trips I have done.

From catching up with good friends in London (thanks again to the good folk at Balham Castle for putting us up for 4 nights!), to strolling the streets of Paris, before hiking in the most stunning alpine country I have ever seen in Switzerland, this holiday truly had it all. Of course, all the way, Aff and I were stuffing ourselves silly with beer, wine, cheese, bread, roasts of the day, cheese fondue .. not to mention Terry's "fabuloso" Indian feast on our last night in London. Basically, I made it my mission to eat anything that wasn't pasta, or pesto. Never has a cornish pasty purchased at a dodgy London railway station kiosk tasted so good.

Now we are back in Genova, with two months left before we head home. It was a strange sensation coming back to Genova after two weeks away from the place. I don't think Aff or I have reached the point of saying we feel like Genova is home, but there was certainly a nice sense of familialarity about the place when we got off the train and walked back to our apartment. While Genova is probably not a place I would want to live long term for a variety of reasons, it does feel significantly more comfortable than it did.

I plan on posting a lot of photos over the next few weeks, as we extract those worthy of showing. I also have a serious back log of photos to post .. so don't expect any order to things (which to be honest, is perfectly representative of what life has been like since we got here).

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Anonymous mary said...

Welcome back, Chris! If not to home - then to cyberspace.I can't believe that I am the first one to comment on the fact that you have been off-air for three whole WEEKS! Anyway you're forgiven - I can see how Le Grande Tour might be a bit distracting (Balham CASTLE??!!! Stolling thru Paris!! Hiking The Alps - DROOOOL. You can have the dodgy pasties) Anyway - it's good to hear your distinctive and eloquent literary voice again. And now to the photos.....

9/05/2007 07:47:00 PM

Blogger macca said...

thanks Mary ... great to be back posting.

9/11/2007 06:27:00 PM


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