About Me

Hi, I’m Miranda. I first came to Lyon in 2008, following in the footsteps of the many backpackers, exchange students and Francophiles who had already wandered the cobblestone streets of the city. Five years on and I have returned to my adoptive home, this time to pursue my career as a translator. This website is a record of moments, both memorable and mundane, spent far away from the laneway cafés and sundrenched suburbs of my beloved Melbourne.


For friends and family that I have left behind in the Land Down Under, I hope that reading about my latest (mis)adventures makes the distance dividing us seem a little less far.

For tourists, expatriates, Anglophiles and anyone else that has chanced up this website, it is a pleasure to share my journey with you.

During my travels I have benefited immensely from the online reviews and advice of other globetrotters, and I hope that writing about the places that I love will help you to discover the best of what the city has to offer. Most importantly however, I hope that my musings encourage you to get out there and experience it for yourself, because nobody’s opinion is more valid than your own.

And remember, as J.R.R. Tolkien wrote, “Not all those who wander are lost”.

About Lyon

Place Bellecour

Illustrations above by Lauryn Green