Article by Fabafterfifty
I have always seen travelling as an opportunity either do a little sightseeing, or have a well earned rest on a beach while catching up on all my reading.
Watching the recent series ‘Monte Carlo or Bust’ has led me to think of future travel in a slightly different way. For those who missed it, three teams of two set off to travel the length of France, selecting in each of 3 regions objects which best represented the Head, the heart and the stomach of that region of France.
With the rich cultural tapestry of France the teams were spoilt for choice , but with one team selecting the ‘soil’ to represent the heart of the Burgundy wine region, and another home- made cheese for the ‘stomach’ the teams became highly competitive.
I have been fortunate enough to spend a lot of time in France (married to a Frenchman), and the French are incredibly proud of their gastronomy to say the least!
What 3 things would I choose to represent France? I would find it incredibly hard to choose just 3, but an outdoor cafe table representing a leisurely lunch would have to be high on the ‘heart’ list, a chilled glass of rose or an epoisse cheese for the ‘stomach’, and a Chanel handbag to represent understated style for the ’ head’.
This is not really a blog post, but more an invitation to share those things you feel represent the head, heart and stomach of places you have lived or travelled to.
Pictures welcome if you add them ( via the forums or Fabafterfifty travel group.)