Grenoble, where there’s a mountain at the end of every street

« Au bout de chaque rue, une montagne… » / “At the end of every street is a mountain…”  – Stendhal, 1783-1842 The very mountains that captured my heart when I landed in Grenoble in 2009. I could see them from the window of my bedroom, from my classroom, from the windows of the bus … More Grenoble, where there’s a mountain at the end of every street

Traveling in France during a nation wide strike of the SNCF

When we planned our trip to France, I had images of speeding across the French countryside in comfortably seated in a TGV towards my beloved Grenoble. Little did I know that a grève nationale was going to interfere with my grand plans. A nation wide strike of the SNCF was announced a few weeks before … More Traveling in France during a nation wide strike of the SNCF

Seeking Holmes Beyond Doyle & Baker Street

When you’ve grown up reading mysteries, Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, are a very important part of your childhood, especially when you’ve also seen the series based on these characters. I’ve watched the 1984 series starring Jeremy Brett and yes, of course I’ve also seen Benedict Cumberbatch induct millions to the … More Seeking Holmes Beyond Doyle & Baker Street