Nestless & Restless

Southern France & Spain

Season 2

Season 2 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1

A Very British Problem and a French One
Nestless and Restless Season 1 (2017) was a blast. We spent a very pleasant summer in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, but the shortening days at…
Season 2 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2

Provence, Occitane and Le Tour des Toilettes
An elegant bastide, or country house (a part of it, anyway) was our home in Aix-en-Provence. We looked out onto the bucolic French countryside and…
Season 2 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3

Don’t read this if you are hungry or thirsty: Bordeaux and Aquitaine
It takes getting used to, the French custom of making time and space for life. We know 24-hour supermarkets, restaurants open all weekend. It is…
Season 2 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4

Basque Spain, a country within a country
You can eat some of the best fish and seafood in the world on the North West coast of Spain. First, it helps to know…
Season 2 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5

Linguistic stew, architectural wonders: Barcelona
Unlike Basque, Catalan is connected to other European languages. To me it sounded like French and Spanish combined, with some Italian thrown in. I speak…
Season 2 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6

Madrid should come with a health warning
When I hear a city neighbourhood described as ‘colourful’, I suspect that means it’s going to stimulate other senses, too. Noisy, grimy, smelly, perhaps. The…
Season 2 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7

Toledo and Valencia: lessons in history and geography
Every train we took in Spain left and arrived precisely on time. Buying the ticket wasn’t so efficient. Apparently, you need a special credit card…
Season 2 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8

Ruin raiders and caves and canines: Cartegena, Nerja and The Costa Del Sol
The fine highway South towards Cartegena was practically empty and the driving easy – fortunately because we were getting a lot of Spanish practice from…
Season 2 - Episode 9

Season 2 - Episode 9

The scent of jasmine blossom and dreams of home: Alhambra, Granada and Cordoba
At our Airbnb accommodations close to Granada’s centre, the cleaning lady greeted us clad in a pharmacist’s white coat and full make up, as if…
Season 2 - Episode 10

Season 2 - Episode 10

Curious fashion choices and matadors: Seville, our last stop
The bright, ripe oranges in green trees glistened in the rain and alternated with the grey-greens of olive orchards as we drove on the slow…

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