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We started this blog for our family and friends to follow alongside  us on our journey, but for those who've stumbled across this page... Hello!                                                       


We're Graham and Jane and our story goes something like this:

We met in NYC and quickly fell in love with each other, but simultaneously fell out of love with our respective careers. For so many reasons and at the same time for no reason at all, asking ourselves "why not?", we decided to take off for 18 months to explore this beautiful world and the people who live in it.

Thanks for moving along with us on this journey, through what is planned and all the unplanned that is sure to come.  Welcome to our great affair!

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Lyon, France

August 8, 2018

As Lyon is the food capital of France, I planned to post a photo gallery showing off all the glorious French food we consumed during the trip like terrinequenelles and tête-de-veau. I also intended to write a review of every bouchon (traditional Lyonnaise restaurant) we visited, selfishly so I could always go back and reread about each delicious meal. Instead, we filled our time eating Vietnamese, Lebanese and countless doner kebabs. We couldn’t help it – after seven weeks of travel through Europe, we just wanted something ethnic. Zero regrets; each meal hit the spot. 


Like Paris, there are beautiful buildings around every corner in Lyon. We had a plan to walk through the heart of Presqu’île (the heart of the city which sits on its own island flanked by the Rhône and Saône Rivers) over to the Old City. It took longer than we thought only because there were so many stops to take pictures and streets to happily get lost in. 

My favorite part of walking through Lyon was coming across these giant murals painted on the walls of otherwise non-descript buildings. From top to bottom, each wall is painted with a theme and any functioning window or door is painted to blend in with the scene. It’s quite amazing given the scale of these walls and how much detail is put into the artwork. Apologies for the closeup images below, they are cropped from the main image so they're a bit blurry or distorted. 











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