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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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Centering yourself in France

When you travel all the way to the other side of the world, it’s natural to want to make the most of your time and money and see everything you possibly can. But the truth of the matter is that … Continue reading

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Who’s the king of the castle?

Before our week was up in Peñíscola, Spain, we took a day trip to explore the historic walled city of Morella, about 70km inland. After a scenic winding drive we hiked uphill under the hot Spanish sun to the top … Continue reading

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Sun, sand and even more stairs

After zigzagging our way from central France down to Spain, we continued our holiday routine of finding plenty of stairs to climb and added in a good dose of long walks along pretty (though sometimes gritty) Peñíscola beach to work up healthy appetites for delicious Spanish fare… … Continue reading

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Au revoir France – hola Spain!

After lingering in France at a fabulous market in Gruissan, we crossed the border into Spain. And instead of heading straight down the autopista (the AP-7 tollway) directly to our destination of Peñíscola (notice how I make sure to write it in Spanish to gloss over its dubious … Continue reading

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Castles in the air

Sometimes it seems like a dream that we actually own a house in France – especially when we are busy working and house-sitting in Australia! We can’t wait to get back (although it is lovely to be able to catch … Continue reading

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Local sights

It was lovely to take time out from renovating when my son and his girlfriend visited us and show them a couple of the gorgeous sights just minutes away from Argenton sur Creuse: Château du Courbat in Le Pêchereau – just a tiny castle… … but complete with … Continue reading

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