And so it started! As every year, the end of August in Paris is a period of nearly unbearable heatwaves. When temperatures exceed 35 Celsius degrees in the shade, even the proven methods of dealing with the heat turn out to be unreliable. Drinking ice tea, sitting with the feet in a bowl full of cold water, grabbing all the fans that I can get - these are some survival tips to try during the hot weather. Unfortunately, all of them give only a short-term relief.
That's why, this time I decided to escape sweaty Paris and find a shelter from swelter in... Normandy! Hoping to find some freshness and relief near Cherbourg.
Although the temperatures around Cherbourg were "only" about 30 Celsius degrees, the sea breeze and beautiful landscapes had done their job and helped me to regain a large part of the lost energy.
Beautiful sunsets, vast beaches and some of the most charming buildings in small Norman towns, with their colorful shutters and stylish facades - ah how I wish I could stay a little bit longer instead of going back to Paris, just as hot as before...