Today is a travel day, as I leave Paris, flying to Toulouse, then transfer by train for the last 2 hour trip to Lourdes. Airport security guard was very cute…..he said, “You go to Toulouse, you have nothing to lose.” I said “Yes, I’m glad it’s not Vegas!!”
Toulouse train station – le gare
Dinner on the train.
Michael and Robert
Magret de Canard
Creme Brulee for desert..yum!!
Did you know France produces over 1,000 types of cheese? Amazing!! And there is much more to be found that just Brie and Camembert! These websites are devoted to the cheeses of France. They have regional maps, showing the areas where each cheese is produced, with description of the flavors, the processing methods, suggested food pairings, and more.
Check theses out. No Velveeta here!
France is a dream to me…..and Paris, the most exciting city in the world. Fresh-baked croissants, a steaming café au lait at a sidewalk café…..the Eiffel Tower sparkling in the night…fields of fragrant lavender and brilliant sunflowers in Provence…..sybaritic beaches on the Cote d’Azur….France is seductive in her charms, and will tempt you back again and again.
Today is my birthday, and I thought it would be very apropos to begin a new phase of my life today. So here I am….blogging. Travel is, above all, an education. And that is my goal….to educate, illuminate, share, and promote tolerance by traveling and writing. It is impossible to travel abroad and remain unchanged. Travel opens your eyes and your mind. Favorite quotes:
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrowmindedness. ~Mark Twain
Don’t tell me how educated you are. Tell me how much you have traveled. ~Mohammed