Friday, June 17, 2011

Benvenuti in Italia!

 This is the Duomo, Opa!

Our first real italian meal!

View of the Tuscan countryside from Siena!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Nice its been nice!

Pics from our first meal in Nice!

This is a picture of one of the many restaurant hububs in Old Nice where we were staying. Olivia and I of course went to places off the beaten path, none of that touristy stuff for us!

Here's a picture of Olivia on our last day in Nice at the highest point of the city, you cant hear it but the theme song from Amelie was playing in the background!

Sorry it took so long to upload these we were having a lot of technical problems uploading the photos!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Hello Avignon!

Here is a pic of Olivia on the main strip, luckily our hostel is on this street so we are in the centre of everything! 

The first thing we did after checking in to our room was take a tour of Palais des Papes which is the largest gothic castle in the world. 

And the tour came with a free audio tour!

At the end of the tour you came to a gallery space with lots of modern painters, photographers, etc.

View from the tower

View from the top of the original water tower for the castle

Olivia on the famous bridge there

Then we took a rest by the river

We saw some lavender but it was infested with honeybees (hense my weird pose) but that didnt stop me from jumping right in!

Saying goodbye to Paris.....

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Day 2 Paris!

It was a rainy day in Marly le Roi (where we are actually staying with LJ&T) so we decided to spend a lazy day inside where Lucy-Jane made the BEST lentil soup with a poached egg on top. 
*Note to parents we have to make this!
When Tomas got home that evening he drove us into the city around 830 to "experience Paris at night" but in order to do that you have to wait until 1030 before it gets dark. We ended up walking around Marais until we ended up at a cafe with an interior decked out in 50's diner decor, but surprisingly it actually had really good food. 

Here's a pic of Olivia and Marly!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Day 1 in Paris!

After meeting up with Lucy-Jane and Tomas we got to see the sights!

Last Day in London

Olivia and I started out the day by taking a waterbus up the canal to Camden Market

Olivia's West African Veggie Feast!

The best Chicken Kebab I have ever had!

We ended the day in Hyde Park where we met up with Cousins Rach, Hannah, baby Leo and a friend of theirs Lindsay, where Rach made a delicious spread. She was very pleased when a total stranger at the park came up to us and said that our meal deserved to win the
"Best Picnic in Hyde Park" award.

Lindsay and Leo

Cousin Rach hanging out with "Youth Club"