Cabo San Lucas is my first visit to Mexico, I don’t know how I have never been to Mexico despite having lived in the US for 20 years but now that I finally made it to Mexico my verdict, AWESOME !!
What took me so long ? Mexico has it all, beautiful weather, great people, great food, great beaches and hotels. It took us so long to get here and what do we do when we finally get to Mexico, absolutely nothing ! five nights we spent at The Cape a Thompson hotel along the tourist corridor outside Cabo San Lucas and literally we did nothing, except sit by the pool all day, sleep and eat.
Venice Beach is my favorite of the beach towns along Los Angeles, Westside. It fulfills my fantasy of living in a sleepy beach community where you can walk around all day in flip flops and nothing is rushed. This is my second trip to LA this year, my first being in February to West Hollywood. On this trip we chose to get some winter sun and rented a town house from One Fine Stay and spent five days in Venice Beach.
After spending the first few days of our summer holiday in metropolitan Lisbon. I wanted to get out of the city and experience a slower pace. After enjoying beautiful, trendy, urban Lisbon for the first few days of my summer holiday’s I longed to see a beach and the sea. We, therefore took the 40 minute train ride out of the city to Cascais a pretty seaside town west of Lisbon.
Lisbon in Portugal was one of those cities that I was always going to go and check out but never got around to going, always choosing a city in Italy, France or Spain instead. Finally, this year I made my way to this beautiful city on the banks of the Tagus River and on arrival my first thought was what took me so long to visit. Lisbon’s scenic location on the river, the steep hills leading to breathtaking views over the city, the colorful tiles on the buildings lining the cobblestone streets, I can tell you Lisbon is one of the prettiest European capitals I have ever been to.
After a two year absence I was so happy to be back in Los Angeles. To read about my previous visit click here. We again decided to stay in West Hollywood but this time we rented a house just off Melrose Ave in the design district between La Cienega and Fairfax Ave. This part of Melrose is great for street shopping as well as having fantastic street art, galleries, comedy clubs, cool restaurants, cafes and bars.
In my last post I talked about my wonderful visit to Gordes. On leaving Gordes I visited the beautiful Senanque Abbey. The abbey is located at the foot of a mountain and is surrounded by trees and lavender fields.
Giverny, a thumb print sized village in Normandy, northern France is where I found myself this past August to attend a friends wedding. Giverny’s main claim to fame is that it is the village where the painter Claude Monet lived in a magnificent country home. This home is where Monet painted some of his most famous works. On touring the property I was particularly taken with the beautiful gardens.