What is a Kings Cake?
Colorful January in Provence! No, Provence is not a tropical island but it does have an array of colors even in the middle of winter. I’m talking about a particular delight in all French bakeries that help cheer the soul during the long and grey month of January. Yesterday, I went around to a few bakeries in my hometown to get some pictures to show you just what I’m talking about.
Experience a Troglodyte
Some things just have to be experienced – photos, as beautiful as they may be, just can’t speak as loudly as the place itself. Especially when you are visiting a troglodyte in Provence.
Olive Mill Troglodyte in Provence
I opened the door and immediately felt transcended to a completely different world. The silence was incredible; nothing distracted me from imagining the site full of busy people from the past.
cafe in Aix-en-Provence by Trevor Neal
Is it really possible to go somewhere and let time stand still around me. They say in Provence things move at a slower pace. I remember what Peter Mayle wrote about Provence in A Good Year:
There is nowhere else in the world where you can keep busy doing so little and enjoying it so much.