Category France

Winter Weg: La Superba “the Proud one”

Week 5: Part 1: Day 29 – Day 32 10th January, 2017 – 13th January, 2017 This morning meant an early start as we packed last minute items to leave the bosom and warmth of our country hosts, heading again to the brighter city lights. This time through Paris, via Lyon to Genoa. As had happened when […]

Winter Weg: We’ll Always Have Paris

Week 4: Part 2: Day 25 – Day 28 6th January, 2017 – 9th January, 2017 After the delights of Troyes. We left for Paris landing at the Gare de l’Est. We ate a generous cheap meal at a kebab shop across the road from the train station. Be assured that kebab shops are the cheapest place for a […]

Winter Weg: Visiting Freddy

Week 3: Day 15 – Day 21 27nd December, 2016 – 2nd January, 2017 Chalet Shenanigans It was lovely to wake up to a crisp sunny morning in the Alps of Switzerland. We felt lucky to have this opportunity to enjoy yet another stunning part of Switzerland with our friends. We first met couchsurfers Susanna, […]

Week 44 – Paris is always a good idea: Part 2/2

July 26th – 28th 2014 Going Solo in Paris There is Pleasure in the Pathless Woods – Lord Byron There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society where none intrudes, By the deep Sea, and music in its roar: I love not Man the less, but […]

Week 44 – Paris is always a good idea: Part 1/2

23rd – 26th June 2014   Paris is always a good idea – Audrey Hepburn in the film Sabrina, 1954. Now in the city of love. So different to our previous experiences of Paris perhaps because we stayed out of the central city. This time round it seemed cleaner, friendlier and more open minded. Perhaps we have […]

Old Port of Marseille

Week 43 – A week in Provence

16-22 June 2014 Rail Strike! The week begins with another adventure on the French rails – the strike which began last week has continued as members of some of the more militant railway unions oppose moves to re-merge the French train operator with the company which owns the track, which were themselves separated some years […]

Week 42 – Parlez-vous Anglais? Part 2/2

June 12th – 15th, 2014 We were now heading away from the civilisation of Lyon to realise one of Graham’s boyhood dreams. Once in a book when he was not much older than Lucas, he had seen the famous church atop a volcanic core at Le Puy en Velay and wanted to see it with […]

Week 42 – Parlez-vous anglais? – Part 1/2

9th to 11th of June, 2014 Bonjour (Hello) Sunday rolls around and we’re off again.  Why do these days have to whizz by so fast?  The well established packing occurs, and Regula waves us off from her balcony. We board the bus to the city, and then the train once more – this time our […]

Paris Greeters

Volunteer Local Tour Guide Volunteering, Participation, Donation, Membership, etc. June, 2014 (Note: If you are considering any volunteer work overseas please stay safe, read our blog disclaimer and consider your personal decisions carefully. Also consider that volunteering with a family in tow, involves far more considerations, compromises and sacrifices, than that of a solo traveller). Our Couch surfing […]

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