A few days ago, the daily post challenge was to write about something we always talk about but never do.
I thought about all the things I say I’d like to see, hear, experience, acquire, and I thought, I could go on and on. This blog would take a very long time to finish. Or maybe I should write about a few, one or two. I could go back to this blog to remind myself that there are these things I need to make into a reality. Here goes a few of them:
I’d like to live in Provence for at least two months with Louie, preferably towards the end of summer and into early Fall. I’d like to rent a small apartment or a villa in one of the little towns like Les Baux or just somewhere outside Avignon. We’d rent a car and explore the southern countryside again, this time, more leisurely. We’d go to the weekly markets (usually on Thursdays) and buy the local breads, sausages, cheese, and produce. We’d visit the small thriving vineyards and venture maybe into a few historic sites again. We’d take a drive on the coast to Cassis and have lunch again by the water, where they make the bouillabaisse out of seven (yes, 7!) different fishes. We’d once more, dunk our crusty bread into the broth, and savor every bite. Then we’d wash it all down with a cold crisp white.
The other place we’ve longed to explore is Tuscany. We’d travel for a month, roam around the little towns, sample great Italian fare, get tipsy on their wine. Then we’d traverse the landscape, appreciate the works of Botticelli, da Vinci, and Puccini, walk the streets where the Medici once lorded over—-Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca, to name a few Then we’d end up at Cinque Terre, to admire the coast and the famous terraced towns. I’d learn how they mix and match their food, how they prepare their meals, so I can commune with their culture and history. I’d take lots of photos to commit the time and place to memory. And then, I’d write about it all.
- Plains of Provence from Les Baux-de-Provence (lightbox3d.wordpress.com)
- Free Things to Do in Provence (francetravelguide.com)
- Cinque Terre – Cinque Terre, Italy (travelpod.com)
- A TASTE OF LIGURIA BEFORE THE CINQUE TERRE FLOOD // riomaggiore, chestnut pasta, seafood, il grottino, dining by the water, when will we be able to visit cinque terre again? (littlemisslocal.com)
- Travel memories #4: Lucca, Italy (slouchingtowardsthatcham.com)
- The City: Tuscany (thedailybeast.com)