• Italy
  • Camping in Italy

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    From Menton it was about a 5 hour drive to our campsite in Italy. Camping Village San Giusto was quite rural, which we loved. It was situated between Pisa and Florence, and directly above Sienna. We chose this location as a central base from which to explore those areas. The campsite was quiet and had good and clean facilities, including electricity. […]

  • France
  • The Pearl of France

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    Nicknamed the Pearl of France, Menton is well-situated between mountains and the Med. The city was ruled by the Princes of Monaco until the French Revolution. It rejoined Monaco in 1814 and then separated from Monaco again about 40 years later. Apparently this was partly due to the tax that was being imposed on lemon […]

  • France
  • Menton Beachfront

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    The sunny south of France obviously has a sense of charm, attracting tourists and socialites from near and far to crowd beaches and flood cities. We avoided Nice and Antibes because of the crowds, parking and general tourist madness in June/July, but Menton was pretty laid-back at this time of year. I really loved the architecture, pastel buildings and warm colours […]

  • France
  • Flowers of Provence

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    I absolutely love seeking out and photographing things in nature. The plant-world fascinates me and observing nature up close is one of my favourite things to do on hikes. Every country and area has a different climate, landscape and soil with different and yet sometimes similar plants, blooms and trees. When we went on a few walks and hikes […]

  • France
  • Hiking in Verdon

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    On one cloudy morning on our road-trip in Europe we drove back to the Gorges du Verdon to take a scenic hike down to the river below. We couldn’t find the start of the hike so we just walked up a random little mountain instead.   Wild Herbs and Good Views This hike was almost like walking through a […]