Monthly Archives: June 2016

Euro 2016: Nice to see you, to see you, Nice

After the madness in Marseille, we were relieved for our early sojourn to Nice for the Northern Ireland vs Poland game, with a brief stop to purchase breakfast in Avignon. Our onwards train was overcrowded due to some French striking action and it was causing problems for other travellers, meaning our seat reservations were taken, and despite a brief disagreement on principles of people in seats who were victims of their train being cancelled, we all settled down to enjoy conversation, befriending three Canadian ladies who were taking their vacation to enjoy the Euro 2016 experience, discussing our journey so… Read more »

Euro 2016: Marseille with Love from Russians

In a normal summer, eight weeks between football seasons can be hard for a football fan. No build up to the weekend game, no midweek cup action and the awaiting of other results to affect your team’s league position. Then every even year, there is a tournament to make 4 of those 8 weeks intense, with football almost everyday throughout. This year, if you didn’t know, was Euro 2016, with two time winners France the hosts. The Journey Begins Several friends and I jumped at the chance to trace across the southern parts of France, through Lyon, Nice, Marseille and… Read more »