In the south of France, it is 3 kisses instead of 2. Alex and I are staying with Bernadette, a tour guide for a chateau from the 14th century. She says she gathers her inspiration from old stones. She loves to feel them, and imagine the people who used to live within the walls. She drove us to a little town in the mountains that is over 1000 years old. It is on a hill, carved out of the rock, and built with huge old stones. We went at night, and the town was lit up inside. People were drinking coffee and wine in the little terrace cafes. It was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been.
We have been eating extremely well - fresh fruits and vegetables, raw nuts, vanilla green tea, fresh baked whole wheat bread, organic dark chocolate... Our hosts all cook excellent meals; everything is always very fresh. I feel amazing. We are less than a day's ride from the mediterranean.