Category Archives: Travelling

Cycling in Germany #7 – Dresden: Accommodation & Car Trouble and Baroque Treasure

The idea is to go to the Tourist Office in Dresden to find a hotel. I’ve already done some research and there doesn’t seem to be much on offer in the old town apart from the Hilton and a couple … Continue reading

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Cycling in Germany #1 – Kobern Gondorf

We reached our destination – Kobern Gondorf on the Moselle near Koblenz at 4 pm and by 5 pm we were on our bikes ready for our first ride along the Moselle. First I’d like to explain how we operate. … Continue reading

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Gardening and Getting Ready for Germany

Just in case regular readers have wondered where I’ve got to, I’ve been gardening flat out since we arrived in Blois on Thursday afternoon. It’s amazing just just how quickly the vegetation grows at this time of year. I have … Continue reading

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Weekly Blogger Round-Up: Buying French & German rail tickets – Packing cubes – Love locks in Paris

This week’s blogger round-up contains a very helpful website review by Maggie Lacoste from Experience France by Bike for hassle-free purchase of French & German train tickets at the best prices, followed by tips on using packing cubes (I had never heard of … Continue reading

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Weekly Blogger Round-Up: Food shopping in Europe – Bridges of Ljubljana

In this week’s round-up, Carolyn from Holidays to Europe takes us on a quick food shopping tour of Europe while Adelina from Pack Me To provides an excellent explanation of the beautiful and fastastic bridges of Ljubljana in Slovenia, one of … Continue reading

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Weekly Blogger Round-Up: Car or train in Europe? – Chartres – Saint Bernard dogs

Three completely unrelated subjects for my Weekly Blogger Round-Up today. First, if you’re wondering whether to take the train or hire a car in Europe, Paula McInerney from Contented Traveller will help you to make the right decision. Next, if you’re looking … Continue reading

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Weekly Blogger Round-Up: Navigating Europe’s main airports – Riviera medieval festival – Packing Tips –

 This week’s Blogger Round-Up is all-Australian, starting with Carolyn from Holidays to Europe with practical suggestions as usual, this time on how to get to and from Europe’s major airports. Phoebe from Lou Messugo gives a detailed description of a … Continue reading

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Weekly Blogger Round-Up: Advantages of Paris in Winter – Surprising Things about Istanbul – Eating Rules for French Children

In this week’s Blogger Round Up, Carolyn from My Sydney Paris Life shares nine big reasons to love Paris in winter (even though it hasn’t snowed this year); Jo Karnaghan from Frugal First Class Traveler takes us to Istanbul in … Continue reading

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Weekly Blogger Round-Up – Travel Insurance – Bergamot

Just a short Blogger Round-Up this week as I am still under the weather: Carolyn from Holidays to Europe talks about the importance of travel insurance and Sylvia from Finding Noon explains what a bergamot is. Enjoy! A Real-Life Travel … Continue reading

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What does adventure mean to me?

Adventure means going out of your  comfort zone. That’s what my son would say anyway. For me, that means experiencing a new culture, a new language, a new place. So my first adventure was going to Noumea for six weeks … Continue reading

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