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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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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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Safe landings

We handled the 2 flights to Paris well. Maybe it helped that we had a very short stop at Changi Singapore – so short in fact that after a toilet stop and a coffee we arrived at the gate at “last call”! (That grand piano … Continue reading

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Medieval market town

We can’t wait to get back to our “lively medieval market town” in central France: Argenton sur Creuse, perfectly positioned on a main SNCF train line. Situated on the river Creuse, in the former province of Berry, the department of … Continue reading

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The fun of furnishing

We thought we had been clever in pre-ordering some basic furniture and essential appliances online from Conforama before arriving in France (a store something like Harvey Norman that we had sussed out on our initial visit), thinking we could easily co-ordinate the delivery … Continue reading

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Up down and all around Hong Kong

We loved exploring hilly Hong Kong: Day 1: Rode the 800m Mid-Levels escalators  – built to help move the 7 million people who live in this high-density city Meandered through the Zoo and Botanic Gardens (for free) which has been … Continue reading

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Up and down Malaysian mountains

When we were in Malaysia, en route to France, we spent a week of timeshare at the Awana Golf and Country Resort, about an hour out of Kuala Lumpur in the (relative) cool of the magnificent Genting Highlands. From Awana you can take either … Continue reading

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Taxi!

The first time we arrived in Paris by Eurostar (a great way to get from London to Paris), we stepped out of Gare du Nord and looked helplessly at what could have been our bus sail past… perhaps a taxi would be a better … Continue reading

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Ah, Paris!

There’s just something about Paris isn’t there? There must be, after all, 42 million tourists visit there every year! A pleasant 2 1/2 hour journey from Argenton sur Creuse (or a bit longer if you have to change trains at Chateauroux) and you arrive at … Continue reading

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