Disneyland for History Nuts

Sep 07, 17 Disneyland for History Nuts

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You know it’s been a good day when you find yourself in a Roman arena with over 2,000 people all baying for blood whilst gladiators, lions, tigers and ancient Gaulish Christians fight it out ! This was after having also been witness to about 50 Vikings have a good go at pillaging a Frankish village and the English waging war...

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A Great Day for a History Nerd…

Sep 01, 17 A Great Day for a History Nerd…

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What a great day for a history nerd Visited Fontevraud … burial place of Henry II, the redoubtable Eleanor of Aquitaine, her son the mighty Richard the Lionheart and centre of their Angevin...

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Megalithic Menhir Madness ?

Aug 29, 17 Megalithic Menhir Madness ?

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Our first visit to the megalithic spectacular that is Carnac, the largest megalithic site in the world, in southern Brittany

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Thuis

May 15, 11 Thuis

Posted by in Holland-Paris-Provence 2011, Travel

Home again after a great holiday in Holland, Paris & the Provence

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Provence au Printemps

May 12, 11 Provence au Printemps

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Some impressions and images of places we’ve experienced in Springtime Provence … Fontaine de Vaucluse [09/05] Source of the river ‘La Sorgue’. The river seems to spring from inside a huge cave within a sheer rock cliff face. The water is cool and crystal clear. Le Luberon [10/05] Despite the often heavy heat and...

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Cyber-crimewave hits Provence

May 10, 11 Cyber-crimewave hits Provence

Posted by in Holland-Paris-Provence 2011, Travel

Have you seen this man? Caught on camera by his shady Dutch accomplice secretly priming his iPad hidden in his rucksack to download ‘The Times’ newspaper by hijacking unsuspecting locals unprotected WiFi networks. Whenever this man walks down the street lights dip and power surges as the “Bandwidth Bandit”...

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Our Gite

May 09, 11 Our Gite

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Our gite is located quite near to Avignon this time in a small place called Les Vignieres, about 25km to the south east. Ideal for exploring further to the east in the direction of Aix-en-provence this time around. The gite itself is in the heart of the countryside and set amongst orchards of cherry trees, some of which are ripe...

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Provence en Grande Vitesse

May 07, 11 Provence en Grande Vitesse

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Another first for us … travelling on the French TGV (Train de Grande Vitesse) The experience was a delight. In just 2.75 hours we traversed practically the whole length of the country in smooth and elegant comfort. We travelled at speeds of up to 320km (200 miles) per hour through grand vistas of French bucolic tranquillity....

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La Bonne Vie

May 06, 11 La Bonne Vie

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Our hotel room, although the size of a large closet, even has a very small balcony which we can sit on overlooking some typically Parisienne street life, cafes and terraces (tres chic :- D) We’ve thrown ourselves into Paris with abandon combining some regular touristy stuff with some “haute culture”. Over our 3...

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Tot Ziens Oldebroek … Bonjour Paris

May 03, 11 Tot Ziens Oldebroek … Bonjour Paris

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Goodbye Oldebroek and hello Paris. We took the train from Oldebroek in Holland to Roterdam, from which we took the high speed Thalys train and … bingo, 2.5 hours later we’re in “la belle Paris” … Amazing! An hour after that we were walking along the banks of the river Seine admiring the huge gothic...

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