One of the things that we spend the least amount of time considering is our travel insurance when it could be the most important thing we do to protect ourselves whilst on holiday. We headed to Uzès without reservations for lunch, which is a major no-no in my book. We and our friends Steve and Mary, love good food and wine and our lunches together are usually a highlight of the day and source of fond memories. So we try to reserve before we head out.
im a phil. passport holder,. i was about to travel to casa blanca last week,. my route is bangkok- kiev(ukraine)-london-casablanca,. when i arrived in kiev the personel from british airways did not allow me to board because i don’t have transit visa in london. i was in fury that i was not informed by my travel agency.. did i really need one? i need to know so that i can prepare for my next trip.. thank you.
the first wine was his 2010 Tavel/Chateau de Trinquevedel which he had drawn off of the tank for us this morning. the wine had been assembled within the last month and is waiting to be bottled in march. the wine was a robust pink throughout the glass and clear. the aromas were of flowers and red fruits. the taste was flowers, red raspberries, strawberries, and a hint of white pepper. the finish was a wonderful balance of mineral and acid. it is young and will evolve further on the fruit and flowers side in the months before we see it. i look forward to enjoying this during the coming year.
In addition to the influence of the soils, I noticed that the brush growing around the vineyard (called garrigue” by locals) was also quite fragrant with lots of thyme, juniper, rosemary and other herbs. I’ve commented before, such as after my visit to Mt. Etna , how those aromatics also tend to appear in the wines. And that was the case in Tavel.
Five years ago, after deciding to embark on this somewhat crazy and perhaps overly ambitious (and, yes, maybe impractical) decision to transition from travel writer to doctor of physical therapy, I walked into the same theater that I was about to get hooded in to begin my first science class as a 27-year-old post-baccalaureate pre-med student. A few months earlier, I had quit a dream job” working as a travel writer and editor in Ecuador to return to NYC and pursue a career I had been quietly pondering for 7 years. For the first time since graduating college, I felt like I really knew what I wanted. But when I walked through those doors as an eager and excited travel writer, I never could have imagined what it would take to walk back out as a doctor.
What a wonderful adventure and those first bad seats added to the experience for sure! I’d syy you just taught us Amtrak 101! I would love to go on a train trip someday. Rise of the Planet of the Apes-movie review, comparing and contrasting this prequel against the original and subsequent films in the series.