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From Paris With Love

Love Locks in the city of love – Paris Paris, the city of love!  Romance.  The inspiration of writers, poets and artists.  It is a lovers paradise!  As Audrey Hepburn once said “Paris is always a good idea”! I loved the moment in Sex in the City, when Carrie cries: “I’m looking for love. Real … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: Carousel in Paris

Brings back childhood memories – the Carousel.  And what a spectacular venue – do you see it in the background?  The Eiffel Tower!  This carousel, found on the banks of the River Seine, in front of Paris’ most famous landmark, brought smiles to the faces of the children as the music played and the horses … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: The Power of the Sea

I am drawn to the sea and the power of the waves as they crash upon the shore, their constant motion mesmerizing.  I stood with the crowd, watching, waiting as the tide came in and the mighty Atlantic pounded the walkway in Biarritz, France.  It was a sight to see.  You could feel the power … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: Night falls on Biarritz, France

After walking the Camino de Santiago, I spent a few days lounging in Biarritz in Basque country, western France.  While the weather had turned and I found it too cold to swim, I loved spending time on the beautiful beach, watching the waves crash in.  It is such a peaceful and relaxing place to let … Continue reading

Paris Is Always A Good Choice!

Paris Is Always A Good Choice:  Guest post from the lovely Vanessa at TurnipSeedTravels Love it or hate it? You can hardly click on a Pinterest board without seeing something with the slogan “Paris Is Always A Good Choice”. I have to say, I’m inclined to agree! I’ve been to Paris 6 times and I … Continue reading

Have you seen the Buddy Bears?

Have you seen the Buddy Bears? A message of world peace hit the Champs de Mars (the lawns extending out beyond Paris’ Eiffel Tower) in the form of Buddy Bears.  These unique works of art – 140 in total – represent living in peace and harmony.  There is one Buddy Bear for each of the … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: The Eiffel Tower

Summer in Paris…the Romantic City!  Internationally recognized, how can a trip to Paris be complete without a photo of the iconic Eiffel Tower? I visited the Eiffel tower while recovering from the Thrills and Chills of PBP – an arduous cycling event that happens once every 4 years.  It was fantastic to chill in Paris, … Continue reading

The Thrills and Chills of PBP

PBP – Paris Brest-Paris – an epic feat of endurance, courage and sometimes a little crazy – I did it in 2007 and am happy to say:  I survived the thrills and chills of PBP! What is PBP you ask?  PBP is the most famous long-distance randonnée: 1200 kms (745 miles) done in a maximum of … Continue reading

Paris Brest Paris

Paris Brest Paris – the most prestigious of amateur cycling events, happens but once every four years.  It is a test of endurance that can challenge even the most seasoned of riders!  At times, it is the most seasoned of riders who are best equipped for the hardships of PBP as in the sport of … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: Arles, France

Summer is almost here – will you be travelling for holidays? Do you fancy a European adventure, a staycation or a road trip close to home?  Perhaps camping or cottage life is more your speed.  Of course, if you are in the southern hemisphere – ski season is approaching (The Snow – Australia). Photo taken while … Continue reading

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