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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. ...

End of the Spanish run, Arles, France travel blog

End of the Spanish run

A travel blog entry by piholland

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Its only three nights since we left the camp site in Stiges but it already feels like weeks ago, were now back in France making our way towards Italy and into the unknown.  Even though our trip hasn't been laid out in stone we always had the rough ...

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 ...

Buttes Chaumont, Paris, France travel blog

Buttes Chaumont

A travel blog entry by afisher63

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Our chosen station today was Buttes Chaumond most famous for its large English style park.  It was originally a quarry which was re-landscaped in 1867 by Barron Haussmann - who seems to be responsible for most of the ...

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 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 ...

tricky things, dreams, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

tricky things, dreams

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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You might dream of a place in France. And being tucked away in this idyllic little cottage may seem like a cosy set-up, believe me, it has it's drawbacks. Like my spouse suddenly becoming clingy. He looks positively hurt when I try to slip out of the ...

in and out of the woods, Hautefort, France travel blog

in and out of the woods

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Someone should knock some sense into me, I keep making the same mistakes over and over. The weather has gone haywire here, hot, cold, rain, you name it. We are constantly adjusting, it is very unsettling. Anyway, the forecast for the next week was rain. ...

mocking birds, Clédat, France travel blog

mocking birds

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Saturday morning it was decided on the spur of the moment to escape the heat and go camping on the banks of the river Dordogne. Caught up in a surge of urgency we threw everything and anything that seemed useful in the direction of the car. Including the ...

Paris to the Dordogne, Poitiers, France travel blog

Paris to the Dordogne

A travel blog entry by cullism

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... were in the process of being thoroughly renovated and indeed we were to find church renovation going on everywhere we travelled in France. We were quite proud of our ability to communicate with the locals, though I was glad Margaret wasn't with me ...

Paris: The end, Paris, France travel blog

Paris: The end

A travel blog entry by cullism

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... and bikes go by with sirens wailing. Are they on their way to a bank robbery? Are they escorting the President of France? We can't help suspecting that they are just having fun. The policemen in the speeding vehicles are almost invariably lolling back in ...

passions, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

passions

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... or even that his efforts may be noticed. He likes to please. What more could one want? I want him to share my passion. France. I want to live here permanently. He wont leave Amsterdam - and that's the long and short of it. We have a problem. For ...

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