Being French, Confinement, France, Ma Vie Française, SerendipitySol

Confinement-Day 6

Today's entry will be short. Not even 15 minutes into this session and my well trained eye spots a sign. Of course I have to ask myself why do I have to be so observant. I'm really shit at lying even to myself and god forbid if I had to lie in French, well I… Lire la suite Confinement-Day 6

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Traveling solo: My version of the truth.

Got to admit time doesn't fly, in fact it goes at such a pleasant and natural state. I don't wear a watch and rarely follow a schedule, I rise just after dawn that's if I've managed to be in bed before midnight. Cooking most of my meals from scratch and eating when I'm hungry, life… Lire la suite Traveling solo: My version of the truth.

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Serendipity style!

The pleasure of reading reignited! I now realise why the word serendipity really suits my style, the writer Horace Walpole created the word in 1754 to describe something that happened as a pleasant surprise, referring to a story called The Three Princes of Serendip, (the old name for Sri Lanka) it certainly seems to resonate… Lire la suite Serendipity style!

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Rovinj, Croatia

Expect the unexpected So its been a full year, I've traveled most of the western Europe coastline and central Europe and its been gorgeous. Life is good, no time to be lonely, hardly anytime to write. The world is full of sociable friendly people so I have been relatively happy with my current state of… Lire la suite Rovinj, Croatia

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Menton,  France 

As I slipped slowly away from Italy this last summer, my first stop brought me to the lovely town of Menton, France only a few kilometres from the Italian border. Not quite the cote d'azur but it has that air of elegance one expects from that region. Famous for it's history of lemons, though I… Lire la suite Menton,  France 

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Portuguese coastline- part dos! 

Finally tearing myself away from Nazare I ventured south towards Faro, I had decided to cut out a large section of the western coastline to save time and money, big mistake! I ended up backtracking and loved every minute of it. So much so I have to do an entire section of exploring Sagres -… Lire la suite Portuguese coastline- part dos! 

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Driving my Ziggy

Every journey is an adventure! I've always loved driving, although driving Ziggy has presented me with a few irritating issues, the main one being my map reading skills. When driving alone everything rests on my shoulders, my latest journey leaving Porto heading south started by going north, I only realised my error some 45 minutes… Lire la suite Driving my Ziggy

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La Rochelle, France

So the journey has started, life on the road is not as I expected. I had my reservations about travelling in a van that looked something like an unfinished paint job or a child’s piece of artwork. The reception has been wonderful, people seem to be intrigued and welcoming, had I really expected anything different?… Lire la suite La Rochelle, France