Perspective

  Hello. I am a medical oncologist living in Newburyport, Massachusetts and working in the beautiful state of New Hampshire. I would like to share some good recipes, places to visit in the New England area, and my experiences traveling to France. For those of you who are interested in visiting that beautiful country, I…

11 Days in La Cote D’Azur (Lundi)

We returned to Monaco today because I wanted to visit the Aquarium. I love being able to take a train 20 minutes and be in another country. It’s not something I can do at home. We exited the train station and followed the signs to the Museum. Now, these signs innocently tell you it’s about a 15…

11 Days in La Cote D’Azur (Samedi et Dimanche)

On Saturday, I took the bus (line 15) to a neighborhood in Nice called Cimiez to visit the Matisse and Chagall museums. I had to do a little research and guesswork to figure out where the bus picked up and dropped off, as unfortunately the SNCF website only includes schedules (horaires) of when the bus…

11 Days in La Cote D’Azur (Jeudi et Vendredi)

Yesterday, I was a real homebody and did nothing of any particular significance that was worth posting. It was a cold, rainy day in Nice, and not a good day to go sight-seeing. In addition, I was feeling a bit under the weather. Therefore, I opted for the luxury of relaxing in our flat for…

11 Days in Cote D’Azur (Mardi et Mercredi)

On Tuesday we met up with one of Ravi’s friends Otavio who was in town for the conference. We had pastries and espresso and omelettes on the veranda in the morning, and then in the afternoon we walked through the city. I stopped in Old Town at a small restaurant called Oliveira to purchase some thyme olive…

11 Days in La Cote D’Azur (Lundi)

Today, we woke up very late after watching the Superbowl. The New England Patriots won the game literally in the last few seconds of the fourth quarter, so we stayed up till 4 am watching it. Therefore, because we did not leave the flat until noontime, we decided to stay in Nice and explore the…

11 Days in Cote D’Azur (Dimanche)

We woke up to this amazing view of the mountains and the sea. I walked around for a little while this morning, picking up some bread and some pastries for breakfast. I found a few very nice boulangeries within walking distance of our apartment, one on Rue Gioffredo and another called Pianelli which is on…

11 Days in La Cote D’Azur (Vendredi et Samedi)

We are once again heading to France en vacances.  This time, however, we are not staying in beautiful, familiar Paris. Ravi is attending a cardiac MRI conference in Nice. So, the Cote D’Azur (French Riviera) is where we are headed tonight. It is our first true vacation since we both started as attendings, and one I have been eagerly looking…

9 More Days in Le Marais (Samedi)

Our last full day in Paris. I spent it exactly the way I wanted. I spent the morning shopping on Rue de Rivoli and the Marais. If the grand magasins were a little too chers for my tastes, and the vintage stores smelled a bit too much like des vieilles chaussures, then the Rue de…

9 More Days in Le Marais (Vendredi)

Today I explored a few areas of Paris I’ve never really been to before. Ravi and I took a walk this morning in the Marais, and we stopped by La Maison du Savon de Marseilles. Together, we picked out some hand made soaps, which will make nice gifts for some friends and family back home. We…

9 More Days in Le Marais (Mercredi et Jeudi)

Today’s blog will span the past 48 hours, just because I was feeling too lazy to write two separate posts. On Wednesday, I decided to visit Rue Montorgueil, a street full of small boutiques, cafes, bakeries and cheese shops near Les Halles.     The day was bright and sunny and there were many people,…

9 More Days in Le Marais (Mardi)

I started this day with a disappointment, but it ended on a pleasing note. I haven’t had a chance to get my chocolate fix while I’ve been in Paris, so I bought a Mobilis pass for the day (6.80 Euro for unlimited rides in Zones 1 and 2 of Paris, which covers most places someone…

9 More Days in Le Marais (Lundi)

Today was a pretty quiet day. We slept in this morning and then after a late breakfast ventured over to the Left Bank for an afternoon of shopping and sight-seeing. We first stopped at Le Grande Epicerie and purchased a few gourmet items — some chevre (Mothais on an oak leaf, which has a really…