The Live-In Tourist

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The Live-In Tourist
I moved from Kansas City to Toulouse and write about the common and not so common aspects of life in Toulouse and SW France.
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  • LEFTOVERS: LESSER TEMPLES OF ANGKOR, PART 1 5 days ago Looking back on our time at the Angkor Archaeological Park, I realized that I really wasn’t doing it justice by simply writing about the “Big Three” of Angkor Wat, Bayon, and Ta Prohm.   There are so many highlights to your visit there that I felt the need to give some of the...
  • LEFTOVERS: THE GIANT FRESCOES OF LYON 2 weeks ago Trompe l'oeil means optical illusion in French, and the city of Lyon has them in droves.  In fact, the giant frescoes- les fresques- are an attraction all to themselves as evidenced by the fact that the bus tours that only stop at the major attractions in the city stop in front of these famous...
  • MARCHÉ SAINT-ANTOINE CÉLESTINS, LYON 3 weeks ago When we travel, we always try to visit as many markets as possible, and if you’ve read this blog at all, you’ve probably noticed.  Whether it’s a covered market in Spain or Hungary, a weekly, bi-weekly, or daily outdoor market in France, or food stalls in Thailand, markets are simply one of...
  • GRENOBLE, FRANCE 2 months ago Sometimes it’s better not to plan things out.  This idea was the basis of our entire vacation to Lyon.  We had no plans, just a basic outline with some restaurants and sights that we should get to whenever the time seemed right.  We even had a few day trips on the list- to Vienne or Annecy or...
  • THE TRABOULES OF LYON 2 months ago An invasion of someone’s privacy.  That’s what it felt like.  It felt weird.Our group of four, led by our fearless Belgian friends, wandered into people’s apartment corridors in Lyon.  As I said, it felt weird, and as my wife commented to me directly after the first building we barged...

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  • Top 10 Places to People Watch in Nice, France Expat Blog Awards 2013 When coming to a foreign country and setting up a new life, one of the major goals is trying to fit in.  No one likes to be pointed out as the outsider and this especially applies to expats who want so desperately to integrate into their chosen...

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