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You win some, you lose some., Tornac, France travel blog

You win some, you lose some.

A travel blog entry by emtyadventures

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... until it abruptly ended the same time Spain did. We had a small moment of apprehension when it dawned on us we were in France again. We had become very comfortable in our Spanish existence, even able to have a basic conversation. Now we were back to ...

France Day 2 - Settling in ..., Chateau-Gontier, France travel blog

France Day 2 - Settling in ...

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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... 's made some awesome grilled chicken with onions. As I work, and Janice reads ... the kids watch Peter Pan start to finish for the first time. Ella is so tired she falls asleep half way through. Sam loves it. ... Its a magical day in France for us ...

Vines, Vines, Creon, France travel blog

Vines, Vines

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Vines, vines, everywhere are vines.  Blockin’ up the scenery, breakin’ my mind. Rouge vin, blanch, ro-se Can you taste the wi-ine? Spent about 3 days cycling through Bordeaux’s beautiful wine-country.  Pulling away from ...

The Louvre, The Notre Dame, The Sommelier, Paris, France travel blog

The Louvre, The Notre Dame, The Sommelier

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... as they insulted the customers and tossed the dishes and drinks on the tables. No wonder tipping is not common practice in France. After our break we continued to explore the museum, we wandered around the more unknown exhibitions, visited the Egyptian ...

France Day 15 - Recharging the batteries..., Chateau-Gontier, France travel blog

France Day 15 - Recharging the batteries...

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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... like the small town that it is. ... Yes, a small town, with a good amount of things to do, and a perfect location to explore France. We are very happy! Today I decide I must not eat any more Rillettes here. I've gone through 3 cartons so far (2 pork, ...

Carefree Canal?, Rieux, France travel blog

Carefree Canal?

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... cents to stay for the night (1 for the tent and 1.20 for each of us - they like to break down the pricing very specifically in France) and we needed to check in with the Lock Manager.  Back to the canal and to the nearest lock we went.  The man ...

Snow in Paris, Paris, France travel blog

Snow in Paris

A travel blog entry by kangelo13

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Bonjour It has been snowing in Paris for the last week and a half. But today it is sunny which is so nice. I have been on my break from school for a week now...it is just what i needed from my busy school and work schedule. I've been sleeping in ...

Oops, Cledat-Dordogne, France travel blog

Oops

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Jacques has been a frequent visitor these days. Lonely and needing a shoulder to cry on, trying to come to terms with the prospect of going through life without his Bernadette. We do what we can, and that amounts to glass after glass of whatever ...

Credit Crunch, Cledat-Dordogne, France travel blog

Credit Crunch

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... have to go. Worth a tidy sum yesterday, the price is plummeting as we speak. Let's just give it away. Then move to France (ok Johan, the advantages are becoming obvious), live off the land. Honestly, it's unbelievable what you just pick up by the ...

Chamonix, Chamonix, France travel blog

Chamonix

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Chamonix. ...

France Day 22 - St. Malo, Mont St. Michel, D-Day, Arromanches-les-Bains, France travel blog

France Day 22 - St. Malo, Mont St. Michel, D-Day

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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... drawbridge work again, Dad?" ... "Where are the bad guys now?" ... "Does anybody live here?" .... Before we came to France, we watched several documentaries on popular tourist sights, Mt. Saint-Michel being one of them. One of our favorite featured ...

quick question, Paris, France travel blog

quick question

A travel blog entry by suzyinbenin

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Hello everyone! Well, I said goodbye to Strasbourg and have returned for a last night in Paris. I don't really have much to say; in fact, the reason for this email is because someone sent me an email response to my last travelpod that went to my junk ...

trompe l'oeil, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

trompe l'oeil

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Something funny happened tonight. The five of us had finally settled down for a game of Trivial Pursuit after a busy day of walking, eating, visiting, swimming, shopping, eating and eating and eating. It's been really hot lately, too hot for me, but ...

Lest we Forget, le Ponte du Hoc, France travel blog

Lest we Forget

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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The end seems like a good place to begin.  For it’s only at the end that one can take time to reflect on what has been.  And it’s at the end of today that some of the most prominent images take place.  Ones that set the tone ...

Camping, Broken Noses and Frisbee, Hossegor, France travel blog

Camping, Broken Noses and Frisbee

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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After the havoc of yesterday, we were both ready to get down to Hossegor and set up camp for a few days. We took the long way along the coast through a number of small towns, all with there own camping grounds, some really nice places but most of them ...

Saving a dog near Vox Bacow, Hossegor, France travel blog

Saving a dog near Vox Bacow

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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Thursday 28th June - Friday 6th July We have returned to Hossegor for two reasons. Firstly for the simple fact that we liked it the first time around, and secondly because the swell charts forcast a solid swell to hit in a couple of days. Our first ...

timing, Hautefort, France travel blog

timing

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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La fête des feux de St-Jean is approaching - the 24th of June. Probably the biggest celebration of the region, save le 14 Julliet of course. I'm not sure but I think it is a blend of John the Baptist's birthday and midsummer night. A big bonfire is lit ...

counter-attraction, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

counter-attraction

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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The Intermarché, a supermarket in Hautefort - a lovely village just 5 minutes away from our hamlet - is one of my most frequented places. By now, most of the staff recognize me and grant me a bonne journee, except for the butcher. Now he really looks ...

lovely luna, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

lovely luna

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Since I saw the owl on my second night here, I go out, every night before bedtime, just in case I might see him. I have not seen him again. I hope I will before I return. I also need to see the stars and the moon. Each night they appear in ...

La Terrasse - Meyronne

La Terrasse - Meyronne "Superb''?

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... 's 'off', like fired, sick or on leave. The last, I hoped. Shame, maybe some other time, not to worry, this is France, restaurants galore... 'What about Auberge de L'ile in Creysse?' Peter ventured.  No, we've been there a million times already and ...

Close Call in Avignon, Avignon, France travel blog

Close Call in Avignon

A travel blog entry by jonmatters

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... shoulder. I have become desensitized to these hurtling blocks of steel, which is not so much a good thing, I think. Driving/riding in France really is harder than in the US, and it is imperative that you be focused all the time. Unfortunately, when I am ...

men with bags, Hautefort, France travel blog

men with bags

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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To my surprise nothing very eventful has been going on in Cledat. This is neither good or bad, just different. The days pass calmly, we work in the house and garden, we shop, prepare meals or go to restaurants. Swim, walk, read and play endless games of ...

je maintiendrai, Hautefort, France travel blog

je maintiendrai

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... bearable, there is a point, and if you think about it, you are partaking in helping this nation overcome the economic crisis - Viva La France! Sometimes it's hard to explain why I am so charmed by this country, but I can tell you this, it will take more ...

Le Plage, Vic-la-Gardiole, France travel blog

Le Plage

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... live).  The most unique of all creatures that live here are Flamingos!  Never had I thought that flamingos were native to France, but they are!  Brian thought they would have all migrated by now, but I was able to catch a glimpse of a ...

Dutiful Workers, Vire, France travel blog

Dutiful Workers

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... , dogs, chicken, rabbits.  Poor rabbits, it seems all everyone wanted to do was inspect their genitals!  This area of France seems quite laid back about producing your own food - even to sell, and most people keep their own animals.  ...

France Day 13 - Fiesta with the Huets!, Chateau-Gontier, France travel blog

France Day 13 - Fiesta with the Huets!

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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... tomorrow (the highways are way too busy on a Saturday in August, so they recommend we go on a weekday). Just around 4:30pm France time, we set up Vincent and Guenola on Skype to call our French exchange friends living in our house, Franc and Sandrine. ...

patent pending, Hautefort, France travel blog

patent pending

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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I am very much against harming any given creature but the mouse situation was getting a little out of hand here. Even some guests had complained, so what to do? After long and soul-searching discussions, I agreed they had to go but they didn't have to ...

Paris., Paris, France travel blog

Paris.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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I see London I see France I see Tina's underpants!, Pont-Saint-Esprit, France travel blog

I see London I see France I see Tina's underpants!

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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... France and no matter how ordinary, everyday and normal the things I am looking at are,  it doesn't matter because we are in France. I  know it sounds ridiculous but for me this is a fairy-tale place that I never really thought I would see or get ...

I wish, Cledat-Dordogne, France travel blog

I wish

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Yesterday we visited my castle, the fortress of Hautefort. The inside was as impressive as you would expect. The galleries, halls, chambers and vaults. The floors, ceilings, fireplaces, doors. The paneling. I'm no good at describing those things, but ...

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