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About frenchfry36

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

A funny thing happened when we arrived in Paris

We had a bit of a “Fawlty Towers” experience on finally arriving in Paris in June last year… When our flight from Hong Kong was significantly delayed, we let the hotel know we would arrive early the following morning; and … Continue reading

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Hello again Hong Kong

The thing with travel plans (well with any plans really) is that they can easily go awry. The important thing is to roll with the punches and make the best of it, come what may… In June this year we … Continue reading

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Memories of Beautiful Chicago

Last year we spent a few glorious days in Chicago, USA, and I couldn’t start blogging about this year’s travels until I had at least shared some photos of that little sojourn in this beautiful clean and friendly city… Arriving at … Continue reading

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Warm Canadian hospitality

The world is getting smaller. With travel relatively cheap these days (how else could we afford to travel half-way across the world every year?) and the internet making communication so effortless, we found ourselves in Toronto, Canada, being collected by my cyber-friend, Denise. Feeling … Continue reading

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Toronto from top to bottom

Arriving at Union Station, Toronto, Canada, it took us a while to spot the red TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) subway sign. Then we were taken by surprise that we had to buy our tickets with cash – fortunately having just … Continue reading

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4,500 kms of Canadian beauty

Last Easter, after a fabulous week up at Whistler, BC, Canada, it was time to head off on our next adventure, catching our pre-booked coach for the scenic ride back down the mountain to Vancouver. The coach drop-off location at … Continue reading

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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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