16 Jan, 2017
I have officially a new favourite country.
I spent the past week in the South West of France where I except for spending quality time with a friend, also worked on the production of a new album with new songs.
Having an unreserved dinner at a restaurant in a small village two hours from Bordeaux and asking if a vegan option would be possible and the French chef comes out within one minute offering us an improvised 3-course meal from what he's got in the fridge - in perfect English - turned out to be one of my most unforgettable eating experiences ever.
Or driving through the endless vineyards of Congac to the soundtrack of Django Reinhardt. Or feeling the smell of the Atlantic Ocean on the top of Dune du Pilat. Or strolling through medieval streets in the pale winter sunlight. I can't choose a favourite moment. I've met incredibly friendly people, seen marvellous places, been invited to people's homes, and this week really feels more like a month. The wine. The champagne.
And Bordeaux, what a beautiful city! I will be back. Probably sooner than later.
Here are some photos:
A late discovery, but...
I love you, France.