The Eastside View will probably be silent for a few weeks. I'm in the French Alps with a friend, walking to Nice, and have just posted the first three days of the adventure to my blog Alpwalk:
I'll try to maintain a running account there. Things will come to mind from time to time, of course: language, terrain, history, cultural differences and all that. But for a while no reading but schedules and maps, no music but marmots and songbirds, no art but what Nature provides, and why won't they suffice?