Cityscape: Marseille, France


Marseille is the capital of the Bouches-du-Rhône department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur administrative region. It has a reputation of being nitty-gritty and sometimes downright dangerous but as is often the case with bigger cities, the dangers of being a tourist in France’s second largest city are a tad overstated. I travelled there in the springtime, armed […]

Cityscape: Nice, France


© Cynthia Wamwayi 2018

Hotel Review: The Four Seasons George V Paris


The Paris hotel scene is in full bloom this year with the introduction of the official Palace distinction that luxury hotels in the city now have to aspire to, and this year’s flurry of hotel openings. Both the Shangri-La and Mandarin Oriental chose Paris for their first ventures into the lucrative French hotel, only to be met by fierce competition from other newcomers such as fashion design house hotel, The La Maison Champs Elysees Paris. But the Grand Dame of Parisian hotels, the Four Seasons George V, refuses to be intimidated by the new kids on the block.

Corsica by rail: A one-day taster


“This will sound strange, but is your name Frank?” I ask, emboldened by the carefree attitude that creeps up on one while on holiday. Ten minutes earlier, I had watched as a very familiar-looking man, a woman – presumably his wife –  and two young children hopped onto the train at Algajola. I had racked my […]