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I’ve calculated that since my children started travelling with my wife and I, we as a family have travelled nearly 5 million kilometres. That’s a lot of airline meals, and a lot of experiences! There are three things that I particularly like about travelling with your kids: Giving your children the opportunity to travel as […]

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  To be lost in a world of words can be as exciting as a visit to the Louvre. To be lost in a world of books, is the experience of visiting the Shakespeare & Co Bookshop in Paris. All tourists make a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral during their time in Paris. But unbeknown to […]

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  Another year has gone by. The tree is decorated and the ham is being glazed as we speak! I’d like to take this opportunity of thanking you for so loyally following my travel blog through 2011. I have loved the opportunity of sharing once a week with you my stories and experiences of travelling […]

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Lessons from the Louvre – Part 3 This is the third part of my series on paintings in the Louvre. This is my attempt to cure those suffering from MLS syndrome, and opening your eyes to art highlights other than the Mona Lisa! Over the next month there will be weekly articles on my highlights, […]

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Lessons from the Louvre – Part 2: This is the second part of my series on paintings in the Louvre. This is my attempt to cure those suffering from MLS syndrome, and opening your eyes to art highlights other than the Mona Lisa! Over the next month there will be weekly articles on my highlights, […]

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The Louvre would be one of the most recognisable brands in the world – there would be few people who would not know what the Louvre was, and where it is? There are nearly nine million people per year who visit, which is 30,000 people per day on average,  going there to look at some […]

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Sunday morning and it’s market day in L’Isle sur la Sorgue, and you will soon see why so many people travel here ! Isle sur la Sorgue is situated 30 minutes to the east of Avignon (Provence), just at the entrance to the Luberon Valley. It is essentially, as its name suggests, an island on the […]

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Within the next few days no-one can avoid the 1st November.  In France this day is known as La Toussaint (All Saints Day), a day when one celebrates the lives of all the saints. Equally important as 1 November is the 2 November, which is known as the Fete des Morts (Festival of the Dead). […]

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It is early morning on 23rd June 1940. Paris has been occupied for over a week. An armistice was signed in the same railway carriage, at the same spot in the Forest of Compiègne where Foch had imposed terms on the German delegation in 1918. At Le Bourget the light catches a military transport aircraft […]

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The Rugby World Cup mounts to its ultimate crescendo and conclusion. New Zealand to face France in the final match of the Rugby World Cup in Auckland. I am writing this from Christchurch, where despite this city losing the ability to host their World Cup matches, has still been able to get in to the […]

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