If “distance makes the heart grow fonder,” then what happens to the heart when it stays in constant, close proximity to loved ones? Does it grow colder and more hostile? I would find out.
One of the pleasures of visiting southern France is enjoying one of its many traditional open-air markets, of which there are many!
When Pierre sent me the list of places he had found for us to stay in southern France for the next leg of our nomadic journey, I looked them up and laughed. Many of them were spacious and quite nice, but they were all in tiny villages seemingly in the middle of nowhere!
There is a lot to love about Switzerland, with its tall mountains; clean, picturesque landscape; plethora of outdoor sports; and lively, cosmopolitan city offerings. Known historically for its political neutrality and famous/infamous banking policies, Switzerland is also one of the safest countries in the world.
When Nem (his nickname) was born 11 years ago in Hanoi, Vietnam, his mother, Phuong Nguyen, did not realize the extent of challenges he would present in her future. Like most mothers, she simply fell in love, and was prepared to give him everything, which, as it turns out, is exactly what she would do.