Several months ago, I talked about triplets (a little trip). Usually a triplet is usually a few days to a week in duration. Given that we are in France a few months at a time, we usually allow ourselves a triplet a year when we are there.
Triplets have a lot of merit. First, they are usually focused on one area. Second, the triplet because it is short, does not exhaust. Third, because the triplet is short, the traveller does not OD on: Cathedrals, scenery, history, touristic-type facts that can render dull the sharpest knives in the drawer.
Here are some of my bucket-list triplets.
|Photo via Basque Farmouse in France|
1. Les Pyrénées: to take in the loveliness of the scenery, to meet a fellow blogger and to get down and eat some of their fabulous cheeses. (Etorki, Ossau Iraty to name just two). I'd also like to skip along to Biarritz to visit my adoptive Tonton and Tita's graves.
2. La Bourgogne: what's not to love about the region that makes some of the best wines in the world. After visiting the Chateauneuf-du-pape wine region, I am ready to taste some famous burgundian wines: Clos Vougeot, Montrachet to name just two. I'd also skip along to visit my family in the area. They are in the Champagne region.
Medieval village of Estaing
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7. Corsica: because it's just a boat-ride away and would be a great driving holiday.
10. Egypt: Because I've never been to Africa and I've wanted to see the Valley of the Kings, Giza and the Nile since I was a child.
What is on your triplet bucket-list? Just shout one out in the comments section to make my day!