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Le Puy en Velay

FRANCE | Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | Views [216]

What a contrast from refined French   elegance to Greek statues and gilt! But the charming Martine made us very welcome. She provided a lovely meal in the evening – the guests spoke mainly French with some concessions to our English. ... Read more >


Photos: Switzerland

SWITZERLAND | Sunday, 17 Jul 2011 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Cubjac Le Maine

FRANCE | Sunday, 17 Jul 2011 | Photo Gallery


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Cubjac La Maine France.

FRANCE | Sunday, 17 Jul 2011 | Views [302]

Last few blogs have been lost in the ether somewhere so I will briefly summarize the journey so far. Ken has enjoyed riding the bicycles kindly provided for us at La Maine. He visits the local villages and goes for our morning pastries ... Read more >


switzerland

SWITZERLAND | Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | Views [298]

the swiss have a good thing going on their motorways. the charge $45 for the years use of the motorway. Good for the locals. Bad for the tourist that only use is for a few kilometres


Bourges France 2011

FRANCE | Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | Views [208]

After a six hour flight from Dubai we arrived at Charles de Gaulle airport and picked up the car for our journey down to Bourges. The traffic was horrendous. When we arrived we couldn't find the hotel - had to ask some likely lads who used their ... Read more >


Bourges France 2011

FRANCE | Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | Views [254]

After a six hour flight from Dubai we arrived at Charles de Gaulle airport and picked up the car for our journey down to Bourges. The traffic was horrendous. When we arrived we couldn't find the hotel - had to ask some likely lads who used their ... Read more >


Dubai

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | Views [220]

June 22nd. After a long ten and a quarter hour flight we arrived at Dubai airport and were met by the staff from Radison Blu. Wow! the hotel certainly lived up to expectations. The room - though smallish is beautifully fitted out with tasteful ... Read more >


Gallery: Tuscanny

ITALY | Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Tuscany

ITALY | Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | Views [365] | Comments [1]

After an enjoyable stay in Orvieto it was time to move to our next destination of Barga. On the way we broke our journey in two places. The first was the Abbey of Mount Oliveto Maggiore. This abbey is still used by the Benedictine monks, but as it was ... Read more >


Gallery: Umbria

ITALY | Saturday, 5 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Umbria

ITALY | Saturday, 5 Jul 2008 | Views [583] | Comments [2]

Italy Genoa and Orvieto. We followed the motorway to Genoa and spent an uneventful night in a Novatel Hotel – that is until Ken pulled a slender cord in the shower which resulted in a frantic call from reception. It was the emergency cord and they ... Read more >


Gallery: Provence

FRANCE | Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Provence

FRANCE | Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | Views [434] | Comments [1]

Cordes sur Ciel.and Albi What a find! We have to keep this place secret because it was so gorgeous. Borie Grande is about 4 km from Cordes situated on a vast estate with an avenue of trees leading to the main house. Howard, an Englishman and his ... Read more >


Gallery: Dordogne

FRANCE | Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Dordogne

FRANCE | Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | Views [371]

We arrived at Le Maine after a 7 hours journey from Normandy a little weary and saddle sore. What a sight met our eyes! A long avenue of slender trees leads to a palatial house with slate roof and ivy festooned walls. Catherine met us with an umbrella ... Read more >


Normandy

FRANCE | Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | Views [585] | Comments [1]

Victor meets us at 5am to take us to the airport. We arrive 3 hours later in Paris to find one of the suitcases has been damaged. Reporting the damage is not a smart move as it takes over an hour to complete the report. We collect the car and set off ... Read more >


St Petersburg

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Saturday, 31 May 2008 | Views [401]

Friday Traffic today in St Petersburg s seems as bad as Moscow. We head off to the Hermitage museum. Jana is very curious about Australian spiders. We tell her about the huntsman spider that walks around the house, but we just consider it to be ... Read more >


Preparations

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | Views [727] | Comments [11]

We have stocked up the cupboard for Emma with esentials like cans of dog food , Maggi noodles, honey, weetbix,cans of spagetti and baked beans etc and left detailed instructions for her like no parties or gatherings. Our bags are packed with travel ... Read more >


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