Showing posts from July, 2024

Tunisia: A Whirlwind Adventure

In just under 48 hours, I found myself in the heart of North Africa, eager to explore the vibrant city of Tunis. With a rich history and a Mediterranean climate, I knew this trip would be an unforgettable experience. However, I hadn’t anticipated the intense heatwave that would greet us upon arrival, with temperatures soaring up to a scorching 104°F. Despite the heat, I was determined to make the most of my brief visit and see as much as possible of this fascinating city. Arrival and First Impressions Our arrival in Tunis was marked by the overwhelming heat, a stark contrast to the Mediterranean climate we had expected. The high temperatures posed a significant challenge, especially when it came to exploring the bustling Medina. Unfortunately, the heatwave kept us from delving deeply into the narrow, winding streets of the old town. Nonetheless, we were able to visit several key landmarks and experience the essence of Tunisian culture. The Old Town and The Kasbah The Medina of Tunis, a

Côte d'Azur, France

A Serene Escape to Villefranche-sur-Mer and a Surprise Trip to Monte Carlo On my recent journey to the South of France, I opted for the quaint and picturesque Villefranche-sur-Mer over the more bustling cities of Nice and Cannes. Nestled along the French Riviera, this charming village offered the perfect blend of relaxation and understated elegance. The slow pace of life and the stunning coastal views made it an ideal retreat. Villefranche-sur-Mer itself is a haven for those looking to unwind. With its narrow, winding streets and pastel-colored buildings, the village exudes a timeless charm. There may not be a plethora of activities, but that’s precisely its appeal. It’s a place where you can simply sit back and savor the beauty of your surroundings. Exploring Cap Ferrat and Passing by Èze While Nice and Cannes are just a short distance away, I decided to explore the more laid-back Cap Ferrat. Known for its luxurious villas and pristine beaches, Cap Ferrat offers a peaceful retreat fro