Tag Archives: Bordeaux

Budget Alert: The cheapest way to get around France

Trains in France are convenient but “tres cher”.  I wanted to see six different cities during my stay here, so I needed a way to cut down on transportation costs.  My Toulouse couch surfing host told me she always travels … Continue reading

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The French Music Festival

Last night I went to my first French music festival. My 23-year-old Toulouse host said I must try a summer concert in the South of France so I traveled with her to the small town of Pau for a night … Continue reading

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Now THAT’s Good Cookin’

As a budget traveler, I eat all free food that comes my way. So, naturally, in Italy I ate every bite of pasta, pizza and Nutella sandwiches that my host mothers gave me.   Yet, for all my expectations for … Continue reading

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Photo(s) of the Day: Bordeaux Cow Parade

The International “Cow Parade” is a public art exhibit that started in Zurich in 1998 and has spread to cities around the world since.  Local artists design and paint fiberglass cows — often in a way that depicts an area … Continue reading

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