It has been a year since my last post in this series (LINK TO PART 3), and I thought I would bring you up to date on our expat experience. (LINK PART 1, LINK PART 2) We are currently living in Lyon and are between our second and third long-stay visitor visas (carte sejour). I … Continue reading SO, YOU WANT TO MOVE TO FRANCE, PART 4
This is proving to be a well-spaced series of posts, the first in September 2017 (LINK), the second in April 2018 (LINK), and this, the third one in November 2018. Here is an update on the months since my last post. We moved into our apartment in the 6ème Arrondissement of Lyon beginning in late … Continue reading SO, YOU WANT TO MOVE TO FRANCE – PART 3
“When people ask me why I still have hope and energy after all these years, I always say: Because I travel.” ~ Gloria Steinem If you read the first post (LINK) in this series, written in September 2017, when we had been in Lyon, France for a bit over two months, you know about the … Continue reading SO, YOU WANT TO MOVE TO FRANCE, PART 2
My wife, Dorianne, and I decided to move to France about 9 months ago. We have been “on the road” since early 2015, when we sold our home in southern California. Since then, we have spent about half of our time in Europe and the other half in North and Central America. We have visited … Continue reading SO, YOU WANT TO MOVE TO FRANCE?
As reported on Euronews.com (LINK), and International Business Times (LINK), Italy is now the largest wine producer in the world, surpassing France. From IBT: “Italy’s projected wine production is up 13% on the previous year and 5% on the average for the past five years, for a total output of 48.8 million hectolitres (1,289,159,610. gallons [US, liquid]), figures submitted by … Continue reading THIS JUST IN: ITALY MOVES AHEAD OF FRANCE AS LARGEST WINE PRODUCER
As I write this, I am aboard Celebrity’s Silhouette cruise ship heading toward Athens. We embarked at Rome’s Civitavecchia Port a couple of days ago. I blogged about the cruise ship wine experience (LINK) a while back while on the Silhouette’s sister ship, the Equinox. It’s pretty much the same experience as then. So, let’s … Continue reading WINDING THROUGH FRANCE – BITS AND PIECES – AND AMAZING WINES
“This wine is too good for toast-drinking, my dear. You don’t want to mix emotions up with a wine like that. You lose the taste.” ~ Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises When I moved to Lyon over 3 years ago, I had had little experience with the wines of the Northern Rhône Valley. There are … Continue reading THE NORTHERN RHÔNE VALLEY – A Day Trip To Côte-Rôtie and Condrieu
For wine lovers, late October into November is the best time to visit Lyon, France’s 3rd largest city which is centered among some wonderful wine regions. Wine regions which include Burgundy, Beaujolais, Jura, and the Rhône Valley. One can take day trips from Lyon to all of these wine regions (and to nearby Switzerland, if … Continue reading BEST TIME TO BE IN LYON?
“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.” ~ Ernest Hemingway As I prepare to travel to … Continue reading WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE WINE INDUSTRY?
Since moving to Lyon, France this past summer (LINK to Post About Moving to France), much of our time has been spent attempting to learn French (definitely a work in progress), finding our way around town (easy as Lyon is a very walkable city with great public transportation), and traveling back and forth to the … Continue reading EVERYDAY WINES AND EVERYDAY LIFE IN LYON – BOTH ARE EXTRAORDINARY