Category: City Breaks

Toulon Bay ports French Riviera France

5 reasons to explore Toulon, my new scuba home in France

Last year, I moved back from Scotland to France with mixed feelings. For sure I would see all my friends and family again, for sure, I'll find delicious food and wine on the table, but for sure Paris would still be crowded, polluted and so far from the ocean. I may have stayed only 2 ...

A weekend in Valletta before diving all around Malta

Knowing that Malta is one of the most touristic places in South Europe, I didn't want to limit my experience to a seaside resort town even if the primary purpose of my 10-day holiday in the Mediterranean archipelago was scuba diving. I love exploring cities as they are usually full of history and culture. I ...

Scuba & the City: the secrets of Budapest, Hungary

I heard for such a long time about the beauty of the capital city of Hungary. The banks of the Danube River, the lace architecture of the Hungarian Parliament, and the Buda Castle overlooking it all. Beyond its fabulous patrimony, I knew the dark history the country went through in the WWII and then the ...

A stopover in Miami on the way to the Florida Keys

With a long list of TV shows that inspired me, from Miami Vice to CSI Miami, from Miami Ink to Dexter, I had plenty of images to refer to when I tried to imagine how Miami would be. At the same time, I was not sure what to expect. Glamorous or Dangerous? Extravagant or Chilled out? My first impression ...

Scuba & the City : Underwater adventures in Marseille, France

Of all the places I've dived in, only one so far offered the possibility of gathering a vibrant city life with scuba diving adventures. This place happens to be in my homeland, in France, in the second largest town in the country: Marseille. This article is also available in French. European capital of the culture ...