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About frenchfry36

South African by birth, British by right, Australian by oath, French by choice.

A perfect day in Pemberton

As much fun as it is to go to well-known places and cross tourist icons off your bucket list, it’s equally good to venture to a place you have never heard of before. So, on recommendation from the tourist office in … Continue reading

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On top of the world

Owning a week of timeshare is one way we keep our travel costs down and we were thrilled to secure a week at Whiski Jack, Whistler, Canada, in April. We took a coach transfer from Vancouver up to Whistler where we … Continue reading

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Visiting Vancouver

We might be seasoned travelers but perhaps that makes us too relaxed at times, and the night before flying to Canada, attempting to check-in on-line, we discovered that we needed visas! Oops. Oh well, easily fixed. What would we do … Continue reading

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Completing the loop

Last year, we drove from our house in central France, up to Belgium and across to Germany before embarking on our “big day” travelling homeward-bound across 3 countries (I just love that about Europe!) to complete our 3000km “loop.” We left Stadtkyll, … Continue reading

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A week in western Germany

Last year, during our 3000 km, 11-day driving trip, we spent a week based in a timeshare resort (Landal Wirfttal) in Stadtkyll, Germany, just over the Belgium border. It was our second visit to Germany, but the first time in … Continue reading

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Back to it!

I can’t believe how long it is since I last blogged. Changing jobs and moving house were all-consuming tasks over the last 6 months (as we opt for a more “normal” lifestyle for a time), but now that I’m settled in … Continue reading

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Visiting the land of beer, waffles and chocolate

When in Belgium it’s only right and proper to drink beer, eat waffles and indulge in some chocolate, don’t you think? On our one day in the city of Brussels we did just that. First things first though – stopping … Continue reading

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In bustling Bruges

Although it wasn’t on our original itinerary we decided we would visit Bruges – the capital of West Flanders in Belgium – to see this pretty (and pretty touristy) UNESCO-listed city of canals and cobblestones for ourselves. Arriving on Ascension Day … Continue reading

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A perfect resting place

It’s always exciting to venture into another country, and of course one of the beauties of Europe is that you can do that so easily. Not only are countries small but for those in the EU there is no border control making it so … Continue reading

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Lead me up the garden path

A visit to Monet’s Garden (or “Les Jardins de Claude Monet”) in Giverny, France, was definitely on my bucket list. A little difficult to get to via public transport, it was a perfect place to break our long drive from central … Continue reading

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