Three Tweeters, One Restaurant, Paris

A quick post to say that we have started our Summer 2009 Europe trip and are having a great time, but I am either too busy or too exhausted from the too busy, to post. I am tweeting when I can – @PaulineK. On Thursday evening we met Dana (@danamac) who I know from the SlowTrav community and from Twitter. Dana is the person who got me to join Twitter. Via Twitter we realized we … Continue reading Three Tweeters, One Restaurant, Paris

Vegetarian/Macrobiotic Restaurants in Paris

In two weeks we will be in Paris! Steve and I have not been to Paris since 1988. 21 years ago¬†we started our big European Adventure (a year traveling in Europe) with ten nights in Paris. People have been born and gradutated from college in that time, and we never managed to make it back to Paris. We rented a lovely apartment in the 5th (in the Latin Quarter near the Sorbonne). I love to … Continue reading Vegetarian/Macrobiotic Restaurants in Paris

A Slow Week in Alghero and North West Sardinia

Sardinia Pelosa

On any map of the Mediterranean, the Italian island of Sardinia is easy to spot being shaped like a foot and lying between Corsica and Sicily. Visitors are often surprised at the size of Sardinia – it is pretty much the size of Wales or West Virginia (but has the advantage of 1800km of mostly unspoilt coastline). Peter Ryder, who lives on Sardinia, introduces us to his corner of the island, near the town of … Continue reading A Slow Week in Alghero and North West Sardinia

Taking the Eurostar from London to Paris

In a couple of weeks we will be taking the Eurostar train from London to Paris. I put together my research notes and some good links to more information for a “Plan Your Trip” page on Slow Europe. Slow Europe Article – Eurostar from London to Paris We will be taking a train from Windsor to London Paddington, then a taxi or the Underground to St Pancras, and then the Eurostar to Paris. On return … Continue reading Taking the Eurostar from London to Paris

Introduction to Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Lanzarote Guidebook

The Canary Islands, located around eighty miles off the coast of West Africa close to the Tropic of Capricorn, are a Spanish owned volcanic archipelago of seven islands that was once thought to be the remnants of the mythical lost city of Atlantis. The Canaries are essentially the European Caribbean, boasting year round sunshine and daytime temperatures that range from 70 to 79 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 26 degrees Celsius), making them a hugely popular … Continue reading Introduction to Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Lords of the Manor in Upper Slaughter

Upper Slaughter in the Cotswolds

Hotel Review by Wendy Ashworth, May 2009 Lords of the Manor, 4-star hotel in Upper Slaughter in the Cotswolds, England In December 2008 Wendy and her husband Richard spent a weekend at the Lords of the Manor hotel in Upper Slaughter, in the Cotswolds (England). Arrival at Lords of the Manor Upon arrival we were greeted and welcomed most warmly and shown up to our room: Chadlington at the far end of the group of … Continue reading Lords of the Manor in Upper Slaughter