French Riviera

 

While the folks fume their fag to flames on the Riviera, forcing the rest of us to passive smoking, a 30 km bicycle ride from Cagnes to Nice, some ‘dipping to be skinny’ in the sea, an electrifying concert by Danakil at the Antibes coast, a soft surrendering attempt on Guru Purnima while gazing the full moon from the rocky beach & gastronomic delights of crêpes, croissants, cafés, poisson etc. makes a week love affair with the French Riviera and Alps worthwhile & a strong beginning for the 2017 summer. In the meantime, the Mediterranean Sea waves endlessly and yawns at our fleeting passions…

London

 

The sun seems set on the empire, as monarchy ends, Brits exit, FTSE fluctuates, conquerers relinquish & the commoners wear slim-fit suits & ties and rush to offices with colorful coffee mugs & headphones in tubes & double-deckers. A touristy day in this effervescent city with nice meal at the Borough market & tracing the Queens Walk by the Thames…