Posts Tagged ‘france’

Lac de Melu in the Valley of Restonica

Lac de Melu in the Valley of Restonica

Photo of the week: Hiked to Lac de Melu, a lake high up (5,610 feet) in the valley of Restonica, central Corsica.  To see more photos of the hike CLICK HERE.

Canyoning in Corsica

Canyoning in Corsica

When I told a friend I was going canyoning while in Corsica, she asked “how canyoning is different to hiking?” At the time I didn’t know the answer myself as I had only recently witnessed a group of canyoneers for the first time while I was exploring the gorges of the Solenzara River. I watched as […]

Corsican Minestra Soup

Corsican Minestra Soup

Discovering new places to eat in foreign lands is as much fun for me as trying new foods. I am not the kind of person who researches where to eat before traveling somewhere new. I find the hunt for food a fun adventure in itself. As it is with travel and love, I prefer serendipity in […]

Bonifacio – my favorite Corsican city

Bonifacio – my favorite Corsican city

Teetering on the edge of magnificent limestone cliffs is the ancient and idyllic fortress town of Bonifacio. For all of the beautiful reasons seen below, Bonifacio is my favorite town on the French island of Corsica. Panorama view from the citadel when you climb up the “montée.” Looking out into the deep blue mediterranean sea! […]

Gorges of the Solenzara River

Gorges of the Solenzara River

Solenzara is a small village on the east coast of Corsica, at the foot of the Bavella mountain. The Solenzara river winds its way down from the mountains to the coast creating many natural swimming pools and waterfalls.  Simply gorgeous offering fun outdoor activities from canyoning, swimming, hiking, and canoeing in the gorges.

Corsica a mountain in the sea

Corsica a mountain in the sea

I knew nothing of Corsica before I spent two weeks  in June camping and driving around the small island in the mediterranean sea. All I saw impressed me greatly. The island appears to be one big green mountain, and in fact two-thirds of the island is mountains forming a single chain. I enjoyed driving along […]

Best of 2013 – By the Seat of My Skirt

Best of 2013 – By the Seat of My Skirt

This post is late, but I enjoyed reliving 2013 putting together the “Best Of” list!   BEST ADVENTURE: Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro   BEST CHALLENGE/ACHIEVEMENT: Summiting Kilimanjaro – 19,340 feet!   BEST HOME AWAY FROM HOME: Stäfa, Switzerland   COOLEST CREATURE: The Lemur   BEST FIRST IMPRESSION: Naxos, Greece   BEST DAY HIKE: There is a great hiking trail Glarus, Switzerland that […]

By the Seat of Honey Badger: Dakhla Challenge

By the Seat of Honey Badger: Dakhla Challenge

Endless golden sands, couscous, medinas, cobras, kitesurfing, clunkers, off roading adventures … The Dakhla Challenge is a 5000 km off-road rally of clunkers starting in Plymouth England, traversing Morocco to the finish line in the windy city of Dakhla in Western Sahara … with the goal to use as little tarmac as possible, the more […]

Dakhla Challenge Route

Dakhla Challenge Route

This route map will be updated automatically in route as I have linked my SPOT GPS locator to this blog. CLICK HERE to read all posts related to the Dakhla Challenge offroad desert adventure!

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