I had an amazing day in Montmarte, France. The day before, as we were roaming the streets of Paris, the weather has been terrible. Snow, harsh winds and sleet had our umbrellas turning inside out, and it was definitely less than ideal! The next day we planned to go to the small town on a hill right outside Paris, rain or shine (or snow), and we were so lucky to have gorgeous weather! For obvious reasons, my favorite part of Montmartre was the square behind Sacré-Coeur Basilica where artists gather to sell their paintings. “This ‘Place du Tertre’ is where the legends of 20th century art used to roam. Now it’s filled with watercolors, portrait sketchers and caricaturists. Picasso, Modigliani, Van Gogh and countless others lived and worked in these narrow streets.”
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These are just a few of the pictures I took in the spectacular village of Oia, on the island of Santorini. So many places in Greece are breathtaking, but this small village was my favorite. With spots like these everywhere you turn and the striking white and blue homes on the side of the mountain, it’s pure perfection.
The South of France is lovely- I can’t think of any other way to describe it. We had not originally planned to go there, but when we found a few days in our schedule open, we boarded a train for Nice and used it as our hub for the region.
While staying in Nice, we knew we had to visit the famous Flower Market. Although we would have loved to buy one of the gorgeous bouquets lining the stalls, flowers seemed a bit impractical considering we were living out of backpacks in a hostel room with nine other people. So we settled on a container of strawberries that we ate while strolling the rest of the market, and they were fantastic!