Italy, we love you.  We can’t help it.  Architecture, pasta, gelato… we can’t get enough.  You’re not making it easy, though.  How about thinning out the throngs of tourists and turning the heat down, oh, twenty degrees or so?  That’s really all we ask.  Oh, and it would be awesome if the bike compartments in […]


From the Sarlat we took a train to Arles. Arles it was having a music festival, and more importantly, nearby Avignon was having its annual gigantic theatre festival. We stayed in a super nice hotel room in Arles — not on purpose, it just seems to be the last available hotel room in Arles, but […]

We Love France

France greeted us in full with abundance:  a sunny day, a beautiful landscape, small cute villages and patisseries with pain au chocolate and other delicious baked things.   On our first morning in France we  visited and breakfasted with Tifane and Olivier, friends through Suzanne’s job teaching at the Ecole Bilangue in Berkeley, and Olivier’s family.  […]