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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My belated birthday hike!
Sunday, December 04, 2016      108 comments

A hike at last! Life has been rather busy lately, and yesterday I was starting to feel like things were falling into place... apart from the fact that I was missing my hikes so much! And today it was going to be very sunny (and cold!), so I deci... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Hiking near Ecouen
Wednesday, November 02, 2016      149 comments

My hike yesterday was almost on my door step, only 5 minutes by train from home, i.e. 20 minutes from Paris. As I still don't have a car, hikin... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Dancing in the rain!
Wednesday, October 26, 2016      112 comments

So I came back from Ghana on Saturday... I didn't see a single thing about Ghana, apart from the airport (nice airport in Accra though, well organised, what a pleasure!) and the hotel. Sigh. But it doesn't matter, some trips are like that: they ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Armenia Part 2 - Going to the mountains
Friday, October 21, 2016      155 comments

This blog says a lot about how strange (yet exciting) I feel my life is right now! I am writing this second blog about my Armenia trip in my hotel room in Accra, Ghana, where I arrived last Saturday (flying home tonight). ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Back from Armenia Part 1: Yerevan
Saturday, October 08, 2016      153 comments

As often after my trips, my heart is full of emotions, my head full of memories of people I met, places I saw, food I ate, stories I heard... Armenia was, as I had thought it would be, an unforgettable trip. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Greetings from Stuttgart
Sunday, September 25, 2016      170 comments

I am actually back from Germany already! But I was inspired by this heart-shaped gingerbread for the title of my blog... :) "Gruss aus Stuttgart",... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A long late summer hike
Sunday, September 11, 2016      110 comments

It was a beautiful late summer day yesterday in Paris! Time for a long hike! I had been wondering about this hike for a while. My booklet said ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts When the lights go on again... Omaha Beach Part 2
Saturday, August 27, 2016      163 comments

I went to Omaha Beach the first time many years ago, around Easter time, as I was on vacation in Normandy. I had seen a couple of movies about WW2 of course, and studied the allied landings in high school. So I was ready for a bit of a live hist... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A meaningful hike - Omaha Beach
Friday, August 26, 2016      173 comments

It is probably the one beach in France all Americans have heard about... Omaha beach. I don't know how it makes you feel, but its name only ra... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My walks in Southern Normandy
Sunday, August 14, 2016      108 comments

The part of Normandy I usually show in my blogs is Northern Normandy, as this is the closest to my home. On the way back from my vacation though, I stopped in Southern Normandy, in Verneuil-sur-Avre. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Brissac, a fairytale castle in Anjou
Thursday, August 11, 2016      153 comments

I left Angers this morning and I am near Vendome tonight (that is South West of Paris too, but further East compared to Angers)... Before I le... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Hiking in Anjou
Wednesday, August 10, 2016      148 comments

I am loving the area around Angers! Yesterday I decided to go for a hike a few kilometers South of Angers, starting in a hamlet called La Pointe. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts On vacation! Discovering Angers
Tuesday, August 09, 2016      194 comments

I am on vacation! On Sunday, I left Paris for Angers... And yesterday it was my first proper discovery of the city. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Further progress! A 24K hike
Monday, July 25, 2016      173 comments

I went to the Oise area for my hike yesterday, about 60K North of Paris, in a lovely village called Tillard, which only comprises of 15 houses built in the 17th and 18th centuries. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My longest hike yet
Monday, July 18, 2016      149 comments

21K (13 miles). It was my longest hike yet... Not very impressive by 'proper hikers' standards, but for me, it is definitely progress! Lately ... Read more

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