Greek island magic.

The Aegean Sea has to be one of the most beautiful spots in the world. I sailed through the Cyclades with some friends in 2014 and it was glorious. At each island, we'd say "this is the most beautiful place I've ever seen!" And then the next place would be even more beautiful. So of …

Great Danes!

My journey to Greece in late August included a long layover in Copenhagen. I try to avoid long layovers but this one was inevitable as my original flight was cancelled. I was exhausted after a sleepless redeye flight from Boston, but figured that I wouldn’t make it back to Denmark anytime soon, so a day …

Eclipsed.

August included two weeks in the US for a combination of work and "les vacances". (Yes, in France, you don't just have a vacance singular, you have vacances. In my current state of increased leisure I fit right in.) It was a whirlwind trip with lots of overnight shifts, time with family, and a couple of outings …

La Rentree.

As you may know, France pretty much shuts down for the month of August. People don't really live their normal lives during the month, and accordingly, September is universally referred to as "la rentrée" - literally, re-entry. I was no exception to this rule - I left France for most of August, for work in …

French food stamps.

Part of V's compensation plan, as with just about all other Frenchmen, is about 20 "ticket restaurant" each month. I think the original intention for the tickets, valued at €8.95 each in our region of Brittany, was to pay for lunch in the middle of the workday. I believe that in more expensive regions, such …