A day trip to Rouen

Travel is work and work is travel. As a tour leader I get to see a lot of places. But I also get to see the same places a lot. So when I had two days off in Paris, I went to Rouen. I literally looked on the map to see what was close, googled some…

Simple, yet effective

When you are on a holiday, you don’t have all the comforts of home. Often you are forced to improvise and simplify. Especially when you are hiking or camping, you’ll learn some handy tricks to deal with some unpleasant side issues. Your sweatshirt soon becomes your pillow, pegs are used to close and hold all…

Testing stamina at Nôtre Dame de Paris

Ever since seeing the hunchback of Nôtre Dame, visiting this famous church became something I wanted to do. I didn’t expect to see the hunchback, but I was curious to see what he must have seen, like in the movie. The first sight of it convinced me even more. I had to explore this gem. Unfortunately…