I haven’t been writing about travel much recently, but there are some experiences that compel you to express them. Today, that was lunch. Or maybe breakfast. This morning I went to the Tsukiji Fish Market here in Tokyo. It was nice to spend some time alone, taking the Yamanote line in silence, then realizing I had miscalculated how far the Yamanote would get me, and would either have to take a bus or walk the last 15 minutes of the … →
We spent yesterday at Versailles. After we toured the whole Jardin de Versailles, Kathryn had some work to do, so she found a spot on the grounds with wifi, and I kept exploring.
We drove yesterday to the Lochnagar Crater and Memorial near Albert, France.
So Dunkirk has some pretty amazing bunkers the Nazis built as a coastal battery. The bunkers are all covered in art (graffiti if you want to call it that), but this was my favorite. The whole bunker was encrusted with mirrors. Combined with the fact that it’s half-buried in the sand, the refinishing turned the ruin into something surreal.
Ha! Like the movie! You Get it? The title of this post is the same as the movie! So we’re in Bruges. And it’s very pretty. And a lot of people have realized that. My first thought as we walked into town was that the people who have lived here for generations must be losing their minds with the number of tourists here. I mean just 50 years ago it was most likely a sleepy, charming little town that happened … →