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Wordless Wednesday: Bikers at Utah Beach

Bikers at Utah Beach
Location: Normandy, France

 

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June 10, 2019 at 7:36 am Leave a comment

Mmm Monday: A Tasty Treat

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Paella
Location: Bayeux, Normandy, France

 

Paella

 
While visiting Normandy, we stayed in the historic town of Bayeux which was spared from the destruction following the D-Day invasion in World War II.

For every tourist who has passed this way, it’s a must to see the famous Bayeux tapestry featuring a 230-feet-long embroidered art that chronicles William the Conqueror’s victory over King Harold of England at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

It’s all fine and dandy to dwell on the past visiting the 11th-century tapestry as well as the other attractions such as the 13th-century Notre-Dame Cathedral, War Cemetery and Museums. But at some point, you need to go back to the present to augment your cultural experience. One way to do that is to meet people and indulge in local food.

Paella Food Stand

 
It was Market Day on our second day in Bayeux. The parking lot next to our hotel had been converted into a bustling market. Amid the stalls offering cheese, wine, fresh fruit and other produce, there arose the aroma of paellas being cooked in large stoves. I couldn’t help but trace its location. After taking its picture for posterity, I immediately got a taste of it. It was something to die for (no pun intended) with all the meat and fatty goodness.

June 9, 2019 at 7:48 am Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday: Statue of St. Christoper

St. Christopher Statue
Location: Rab Island, Croatia

 

June 3, 2019 at 8:21 am 6 comments

Mmm Monday: A Tasty Treat

Please share a photo of your favorite delicacy by clicking Mr. Linky below. Thank you.

Seafood Sampler
Location: Rab Island, Croatia

 

Seafood Sampler

 
After driving for three hours across the mountains, we took the ferry off the northern Croatian coast to Rab Island. It was a place to relax and enjoy the beach. After two weeks of touring, it surely fit the bill. We needed a vacation from our vacation.

For early dinner, I chose the seafood sampler complete with mussels, a typical Mediterranean dish on this side of the Adriatic. It was good but no better than the ones I had before. Still, it was yummy in my tummy.

I happened to sit beside a couple who drove from Italy and engaged them in small talk.

“When tourists invade our country, this is the place where we go to escape the horde,” the husband said. “The 10-hour drive is all worth it.” Darn, I heard him loud and clear. Tourists could be both a blessing and a curse with the extra baggage they bring into the country.

Before hitting the sack, I went to explore the island on foot soaking in the beauty of the place and knowing that I might never have a chance to come back to this island again.

June 2, 2019 at 10:48 am 2 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Fallen But Not Forgotten

American Cemetery
Location: American Cemetery, St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France

 

May 27, 2019 at 8:57 am 8 comments

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