A Journal of Craft, Travel and Culture

Travel Journal

My Paris Books

When I left my country for the first time at the age of 15, a wise person gave me this popular advice – to read…

Culture Through Untranslatable Words

Words or the lack thereof in can convey the unique identity of a culture. If you travel or speak another language than your mother tongue,…

I Wish I Could Go Traveling Again

We all have some songs that speak to our soul in a special, personal way. The wanderlust in me is awoken by the beautiful I Wish I…

Rodez

While it is easy to be impressed by the ancient history and the magnificent architecture of Rodez from the first glance, it took me some…

Beaulieu sur Dordogne

Beaulieu sur Dordogne is a charming Medieval town ideal for a one day getaway. We found this town during a rushed August hotel booking as a…

Albi

The long, luscious lines of massive plane trees signaled that we were entering a French town – one old and cultured enough to have cultivated…

Summer in the Alps

Everybody knows the Alps for its ski range and winter resources, but this summer I had a chance to discover its beauty during the hot season…

August Vacation in the Southwest of France

August is the peak vacation month in France. With five weeks of vacation per year mandated by labor law, the French often take two to three weeks…

A Sun-drenched Day In Cassis

– You’re going to Marseille? You definitely have to visit Cassis! – Caroline casually dropped her travel advice as I told her about my plan to…

Lyon

The First Impression I saw Lyon for the first time in a sunny afternoon of April and immediately fell in love. Lyon welcomed me with a long, scenic ride along a…