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letting go, Olargues, France travel blog

letting go

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Who teaches you how to let go? There is no manual for that. Family, friends, people have been asking me what's up. Silence, not like you. It's me. Not really wanting to talk about it. Sheppie died today. He, we, struggled for a while best we could. Took ...

The Final Frontier, Albi, France travel blog

The Final Frontier

A travel blog entry by piholland

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The drive towards Albi from the Dordogne was very chilled, the weather had picked up considerably and the rain seemed to be behind us, the route was very picturesque, long windy roads, worn away little towns and lonely houses in the middle of nowhere, ...

Toulouse., Toulouse, France travel blog

Toulouse.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Toulouse. ...

Mulhouse., Mulhouse, France travel blog

Mulhouse.

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Mulhouse. ...

fred, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

fred

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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I have a thing for older men -  my  first love was very much my senior. Exciting, experienced, protective.  A dirty old man, I'd say now. But my fumbling contemporaries lost their shine forever. Unfortunately, at some point, the men stop ...

France Day 9 - A dinner soiree for the ages..., Chateau-Gontier, France travel blog

France Day 9 - A dinner soiree for the ages...

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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... for a magazine soon) ... The whole table teased Janice and I for trading our home in California to come to the small villages in France ... they couldn't see the value, but for us ... it is a dream come true! All night long we talked and ate, talked ...

vive la france, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

vive la france

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Yesterday I woke up with a start. For some reason or other the shops were only open for a couple of hours, so I'd better get a move on. No time to wash, I grabbed some clothes off the floor, found the car keys and bumped into my lower neighbor on my ...

France Day 7 - Hitting the wall..., Chateau-Gontier, France travel blog

France Day 7 - Hitting the wall...

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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Last night, we all hit the wall. Dead tired. Just absolutely EXHAUSTED. I think its a mixture of being tired physically, tired from the drain of living in another country, and tired from how long its been since we've been home. Janice is missing her ...

France Day 11 - Guérande, La Baule, and St Nazaire, Guerande, France travel blog

France Day 11 - Guérande, La Baule, and St Nazaire

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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... be eaten!). After an hour or so of exploring Guerande, Catherine drives us through La Baule, a very popular beach destination in France. We are told that many celebrities, "high society", and royalty come through this town during their vacation. Its ...

Train to Paris, Paris, France travel blog

Train to Paris

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Eurostar Uni flashback (cables at ...

totally out of control, Hautefort, France travel blog

totally out of control

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... has lasted too long. I wish I could say the same about the internet. That has been driving me up the wall. I called Orange France a week before leaving to make sure it would be working when we got there. It wasn't. I have been calling, pleading in my ...

France Day 23 - D-Day. All Day., Arromanches-les-Bains, France travel blog

France Day 23 - D-Day. All Day.

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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Our room here at Hotel de la Marine (http://www.hotel-de-la-marine.fr/), includes breakfast. We had very low expectations. But boy were we wrong! Great spread of fresh baguettes and croissants, cheese, eggs, cereal, coffee.... much more than the ...

roses and poppies, Hautefort, France travel blog

roses and poppies

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... as the tub stays in the box it will always hold the promise of a very good idea.    So, yes, back in France where major irritations seem amusing little challenges, like when Peter asked me half way there if I had remembered to bring the ...

Opera, Paris, France travel blog

Opera

A travel blog entry by afisher63

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Today  we  got up  and  went with  Elyse  as far  as Concorde  before bidding  our  farewell to  our  happy companion  ,  before we  ...

moules frites, Cledat-Dordogne, France travel blog

moules frites

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... ago I told you about the St. Rabier paëlla night and it's embarrassing end. There are many of such events in rural France, as the villages have little or no theatres, cinemas, discos, music halls and what have you. So these gatherings are a major ...

nemo saltat sobrius, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

nemo saltat sobrius

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Yesterday I ate and drank so much I swear I wont touch a thing for a week at least. How do these things happen, get so out of hand? It was definitely not planned. It was a perfect day, sunny, not too hot. I was wondering what to do for lunch. Not much in ...

timing again, Hautefort, France travel blog

timing again

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... that was deemed necessary to address an audience of maybe 50 or 60. The dancing was in full swing and no mistaking, this was France. On the wooden boards, laid out in front of the stage-van, I watched something you might see in a film and think it was ...

Day 16, Paris, France travel blog

Day 16

A travel blog entry by antoinette2607

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Today we started off at the Concierge where they held the prisoners until their public executions. The most famous being Marie Antoinette. Then we made our first trip on the metro (which we agreed was much nicer than the trains) to visit the Chocolate ...

A tale of three lycées, Draguignan, France travel blog

A tale of three lycées

A travel blog entry by susan.carrick

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... a VET course (professionale). The range of courses for the latter was amazing - optical dispensing being but one. Education in France is free and the quality of the buildings and its facilities was amazing. More interesting still was the security - ...

Beauvais, Beauvais, France travel blog

Beauvais

A travel blog entry by piholland

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As I've said before if we ever live in Europe again our heads would choose Germany, but our hearts would defiantly choose France, and being old romantics our hearts would probably win! What can we say that hasn't already been said, as soon as we crossed ...

France Day 24 - Heading back 'home'., Chateau-Gontier, France travel blog

France Day 24 - Heading back 'home'.

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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We wake up feeling VERY refreshed ... a solid night's sleep for all! The kids wake up asking about the hotel breakfast. So cool that they like it here. Samuel says, "I wish we could live here all the time. Well, not all the time because I miss my ...

just one more hand-me-down, Sarlat-la-Canéda, France travel blog

just one more hand-me-down

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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I could go on and on about the weather here, don't worry, I won't, but I have never seen the likes. Today it's overcast and cool again, pray it won't rain, but yesterday and the day before were very nice days, hot sunny spells, clouds, and windy. I sat ...

night owl, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

night owl

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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just quickly - can't believe what I just saw. On an impulse I stepped out of the house before going to bed, and all the stars were out. It was cloudy before, but now.....I just can't describe the impact, infinitely beautiful. A great white bird circled ...

cheers, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

cheers

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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A friend's birthday came and went without my realizing. I'm not big on birthdays - if anything I think it's the one who gave birth that should be honored. But it's an occasion, an opportunity to let someone know he or she is special to you. Well, ...

Bonjour, Vitre, France travel blog

Bonjour

A travel blog entry by janda

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Hello Everyone, We are having a great time in France! We are staying in Vitre, a medieval city. The house we are staying in is 600 years old! We are staying with a wonderful French family who have three children around the same ages as our three. The ...

sweet starry night, Cledat-Dordogne, France travel blog

sweet starry night

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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I've been watching  the stars tonight. Staring and staring - I couldn't get enough of them, I wanted to drink them in, to hold them  and keep them - mine! The moon so clear-cut and bright, for a moment I thought I could reach out and touch ...

Cats, Pottery, Spectacles and Chocolate mousse., Cotignac, France travel blog

Cats, Pottery, Spectacles and Chocolate mousse.

A travel blog entry by emtyadventures

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... went about its very lucky business. It became obvious from this town that, just as the Spanish own bohemian, family and olives, France owns classy, pottery and spectacles (as well as the given cheese, wine and shutters!). That night at the tent we were ...

Paris - Day 5 - Catacombs, Notre Dame, Wall-E, Paris, France travel blog

Paris - Day 5 - Catacombs, Notre Dame, Wall-E

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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... 100%. .... We keep talking, ... about Obama, Bush, and McCain ... and on to welfare policies ... and immigration issues (France and Spain face similar challenges as the US does with Mexico from their southern border with poor and often desperate African ...

mind travel, Hautefort, France travel blog

mind travel

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... though I am not actually watching, it doesn't mean I am not aware of the gravity of it all.   I mean, England versus France, now where do your loyalties lie?   'What's the score?' I asked when venturing into the living room to pour myself ...

all creatures great and small, Hautefort, France travel blog

all creatures great and small

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Just a quick line, nothing much to write about really. Except the weather. The rain has stopped and there is a fair amount of sunshine, but it is still not warm. It reminds me of ski holidays but without the snow. We are down to the last of our logs, who ...

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