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From Paris with Love

I shuffled nervously along the Easyjet check-in line after failing to fit my bag into the carry-on restriction hold. “Don’t ask me to check it” I prayed as I approached the looming attendant. “Do you want me to put your bag in the hold? It’s free” he asked. “No it’s okay, it’s...

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Swaying palm trees of Collioure

A peaceful journey for once… The journey from Esconnets to Collioure was at last a peaceful one, no panic, no stress, no mistakes – finally! With a brief change over in Toulouse, I had an hour to wonder around the city centre. It’s great wondering around a city with your life on...

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Simple life in a straw house

Another year passes… I really enjoyed spending Christmas and New Year in France; it was certainly different. Eating Christmas dinner and opening presents a day early; dressing up as Santa and having to shout out hard to pronounce names in French; skiing down empty slopes on Christmas Eve; dancing with French people...

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White Christmas in the mountains

From the warm countryside to the snowy mountains… After saying goodbye to Debs I was left standing at the bus station with nothing but good memories. I was soon aboard the bus speaking crap french, but more importantly, on my way to the mountains in Saint-Lary. The journey was eventful of course,...

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My first HelpX experience

Putting fingers to keyboard I will usually blog at the end of each place I visit, at the moment I’m spending a month at a time with hosts but this is likely to change so I may blog more often then, just need some internet access! I will be updating my travel...

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Travelling to Southern France

First stop… London My journey to Southern France started early morning on Sunday 30th October. I got the train from Ormskirk to London Victoria with two connections in Liverpool, one in McDonalds for the new breakfast wrap and one in Lime Street to catch my train to London. I travelled in first...