Penne 4 Your Thoughts

Penne Cole's thoughts on food, travel and more

A guide to the Christmas markets in Strasbourg, France

Nothing says Christmas like the Christmas markets in Europe, and for me, it’s all about the food at the Christmas markets. From the hearty choucroute to snacks like pretzels, beignets … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · 4 Comments

La Petite Chesnee: A gem of a B&B, minutes from Mont St Michel

Considering how popular Le Mont-St-Michel is, it’s no surprise that accommodation prices sky rocket the closer you get to the famous island monastery. Rather than join the eager throng of … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

An evening at the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris, France

I spent a lazy afternoon wandering through the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris last weekend. Sprawling across 110 acres, the cemetery is the largest in Paris, with more than a … Continue reading

October 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Manoir de l’Abbaye, Seuilly, France

There is something very special about staying in a 600-year old French manor with views of sunflower fields and a castle in the distance. My family and I are touring … Continue reading

September 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

A macaron and a change of continents

It’s been a time of upheaval and change. Packing up and changing continents is never easy. I’ve left my beloved and Sydney behind for a year in France. I’m taking … Continue reading

September 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Hotel review: Hotel Studio, Bordeaux, France

We didn’t really plan to spend much time in Bordeaux, France, which was perhaps our first mistake. Arguably the capital of France’s wine industry, Bordeaux is a picturesque town, full … Continue reading

March 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

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