• 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
  • On the Verdon River

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    Once I’d discovered that this place existed, I knew that it was one for the bucket list. I’d done Google image searches, hungry for more pictures. This landscape just has that sort of postcard-picture attraction. I think it was definitely the colour of the water that drew me in. We don’t really get that sort […]

  • Spain
  • Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

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    I recently posted about cool things to see in Barcelona. This Spanish city is well-known for its interesting architecture, notably the famous cathedral Sagrada Familia. This building is the most visited monument in the country. Here’s a little crash course on the architect and his creations. Antoni Gaudi The mastermind behind the design of the […]

  • Spain
  • Hiking Montserrat

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    This hike was one of the most beautiful ones that we did on our trip! It was a fairly long drive from our campsite south of Barcelona but so worth it. An hour’s drive inland from Barcelona lies a mass of jagged rock spires, standing out above the gentle hills surrounding it. It’s the toothy outline of […]

  • France
  • Crossing the Pyrenees

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      Between France and Spain, a beautiful mountain range joins the Atlantic to the Mediterranean.  The first time I went to the Pyrenees was back in 2008, for a spontaneous weekend camping trip. Already much in love with France at that point, I was delighted with the discovery of this landscape. I didn’t actually know that the Pyrenees were […]