Entries by Kelvin


We finally have our own virtual real estate!!! (it will be a while for me to own an actual piece of real estate in Vancouver: the 2nd most unaffordable city in the world).  For my long time supporters (mostly family and friends) we’ve finally graduated from a free dinky Blogspot website! For years I’ve kept […]

France: From Paris to the Riviera

Two years after getting married my wife and I finally found time to go on a proper honeymoon! The decision to choose France as our honeymoon destination came naturally as France offered everything we would appreciate in an adventure: Legendary cuisine, excellent variety of photographic opportunities, and of course being the romance capital of the […]

French Riviera: Day 15

September 12th, 2013 – Sunny Our TGV for Paris was scheduled to depart in the late afternoon. After we returned to old Nice for some souvenir shopping/lunch/diabolo it was time to pack up and conclude our honeymoon 🙁 The weather in the capital city turned significantly colder than we last visited (15 or so degrees). […]

French Riviera: Day 14

September 11th, 2013 – Sunny I couldn’t believe it when we saw the same group of inconsiderate/obnoxious tourist who injured J’s wrist (from Eze) on the same train traveling to Monaco! Luckily there were ample standing room on the train and J didn’t get hurt from them… Instead of getting off at the terminus station […]

French Riviera: Day 13

September 10, 2013 – Sunny Like any other day in Cote d’Azur it weather was predictably sunny, but unlike its weather our day was furthest from predictable. First thing in the morning, the frequent and dependable tram was no where to be found. We waited for approximately 30 minutes and the platform was jam packed […]

French Riviera: Day 12

September 9th, 2013 – Sunny We were never ones for the beach but since the French Riviera was famous for its beaches we thought we would spend half a day doing so. On principles, there were no way in hell we were going to pay any sum of money to have the right to lay […]

Sunny Glitzy Cote d’Azur

September 8th, 2013 – Overcast, then sunny + intense heat For the first time on our trip the weather forecast predicted cloud cover with a 60% chance of rain, and more importantly… temperature in the mid-high teens!!! No need to bring a spare T-shirt!! We hopped onto the tram toward old Nice. These air-conditioned Bombardier […]

French Riviera: Day 10

September 7th, 2013 – Sunny We left Arles with our stomach full of goodies from its Saturday market (click for details) and we caught a regional train back toward Avignon. Ironically there were also coach buses for Avignon operated by SNCF that left from the train station. On the way from Avignon it only took […]

Provence: Day 10

September 7, 2013 – Cloudy + Sunny As a fan of Vincent Van Gogh I had originally planned to stay in Arles instead of Avignon (Starry Night). However, since we only had a limited amount of time in Provence it would’ve been a logistical nightmare if we had stayed in Arles. We were due to […]

Provence: Day 9

September 6th, 2013 – Sunny The most ideal method of travel around Provence was to drive. However, since I could not drive manual transmission we were not prepared to shell out triple cost for an automatic transmission vehicle. Instead we decided to attempt the “near impossible” by traveling by bus to Pont du Gard! The […]