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Trip: France

There are [9] stories from my trip: France

Chateaux and Tapestry

FRANCE | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [820]

Best things about the Loire Valley: Pretty trees and woodlands Gorgeous, sumptuous castles - this is where all the fairytales are set. Sleeping Beauty lives here! (Truly - her castle is called La Belle au Bois Dormante). Chenonceau and Chambord were ... Read more >

Provence to Perigord

FRANCE | Monday, 5 May 2008 | Views [2075]

The French countryside in spring is an beautifully lush place to spend some time. We really couldn't have picked a better time to do a road trip. It was sunny, warm and still when we set out from Cannes, and that was the way it stayed for the next 10 ... Read more >


FRANCE | Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | Views [836] | Comments [1]

So the time has come to move on... We have two more days living in Cannes. We've been here for seven months and it's been our base while we've been working and travelling. And I'm really surprised at how unsettling it is to have to uproot! Seven months' ... Read more >

Bonne Annee!

FRANCE | Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | Views [1183]

Happy New Year! I would like to point out that I am still in my mid-twenties, and the same can no longer be said for my 27 year old husband (although he argues otherwise!) We've finally got a bit of a routine going in France. It's wonderful to have ... Read more >

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C'est beau la vie

MONACO | Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | Views [1002]

The last few weeks have brought us lots of good times and a few crappy times. The good times include: ** a great weekend away in a wee town near Le Val in the Var. We went to stay with Tali (a Swede/American) who's having a stint as a primary school ... Read more >

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Film star in Cannes

FRANCE | Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | Views [1621] | Comments [1]

Which is more expensive? Plain toilet paper or Aloe Vera toilet paper? Sugar or sugar cubes made into pretty shapes? Washing powder or washing powder made into cubes and wrapped in foil? Nutella or honey? Pork chops or mince? Water or wine? A five ... Read more >

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FRANCE | Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Views [8447] | Comments [4]

La Croisette, Rue d'Antibes, sandy beaches, film festival...Of all the places we could have been posted in France :) For the next six months we're based here in our own apartment. Not living out of a back pack! Cooking our own food! We're both working ... Read more >

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Gallery: France

FRANCE | Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

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It's nice in Nice

FRANCE | Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | Views [976]

To tell the truth, I can't remember any of the plane trip to get here. All I remember is arriving at Nice airport, completely wiped out and exhausted from travelling round England with shingles. And we had yet to deal with the daunting tasks of a) getting ... Read more >

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