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Friday, September 04, 2015      19 comments

These questionnaires are often fun! Would you like to answer this one too? I have ‘stolen’ it from my dear Sparkfriend WILDASTER (have a look at hers here: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My Sunday hike in the woods

Sunday, August 30, 2015      100 comments

It was a hot summer day in the Paris area today, so I decided it was the best day for a hike I had kept on the side: a 17K (11 miles) hike entirely in the Carnelle woods (Forêt de Carnelle), about 20 minutes away from home. Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Hiking around Saint-Just- en-Chaussee, finally!

Thursday, August 27, 2015      175 comments

After a gorgeous summer, the weather has been very wet and much cooler these last few days in Paris (and it is again today). So yesterday I was deligthed to see it was a warm, sunny day! Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Sweet encounter in Bouafle

Tuesday, August 18, 2015      137 comments

A hike, finally! I have been on vacation for a few days now and was longing for a hike! Yesterday I went to the Yvelines area West of Paris, no... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Hiking in Andresy with HOLLYM48

Friday, July 31, 2015      116 comments

On Wednesday, during a lovely evening with HOLLYM48 and her husband (who are currently visiting Paris from Minnesota!), we agreed to go on a hike today in the North-West suburb of Paris. Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Discovering Hermes and its neolithic paths!

Saturday, July 25, 2015      185 comments

I decided to go back to Hermes today (near Beauvais, in the Oise area North of Paris). I had tried to do this hike 3 weeks ago but had to give up after 10 minutes or so, realising it was way too hot (well over 30C/90F). Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I love hiking in Normandy!

Sunday, July 12, 2015      194 comments

Oh how I love Normandy! Hikes in Normandy are often my favourites. Today, I was in Pressagny-l’Orgueilleux, near Vernon (and near Giverny, Monet’s house and gardens), for a 16K hike. Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Hiking around Rosieres between sunshine and rain

Sunday, July 05, 2015      180 comments

It could have been a 'not so nice' hike... ... first because I forgot my camera's memory card at home (thank goodness for phones!)... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Ethiopia Part 2 - Awash National Park

Saturday, June 27, 2015      186 comments

In my first blog about Ethiopia, I shared what we saw on the way between Addis Ababa and Awash National Park, where we were heading for a couple of days. Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Ethiopia Part 1 - a glimpse of rural life

Saturday, June 20, 2015      234 comments

I had a great time in Ethiopia! I came back feeling really grateful for a wonderful time of friendship and sightseeing… … and very fruitful... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A beautiful day for a hike… or to visit gardens!

Sunday, June 07, 2015      197 comments

As I am going to spend the next week or so in a capital city (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), trapped in meetings all day long, I decided that for today I needed a hike in the middle of the countryside (no cars, no people, nothing!). Haha. Well, th... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A sunny hike with SARAWALKS

Sunday, May 10, 2015      97 comments

Sparkfriend SARAWALKS is back in France for a couple of months, and yesterday we met for a hike. (I love this picture of Sara, so typical of her! Very lively and happy!)... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A lovely stop on the way back from Burgundy

Friday, May 08, 2015      73 comments

On the way back from Burgundy, last Monday, my friend Liz and I stopped in the little town of Avallon. (We had been staying in a village about 30 minutes South of Aval... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Hiking between showers in Burgundy

Sunday, May 03, 2015      149 comments

I had been dreaming for a long time to visit the Morvan area of France, in Burgundy. You get a glimpse of it from the motorway when you drive from Paris towards the South of France, and I stopped once or twice to visit little towns, but never fo... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts An enchanting hike... almost til the end!

Sunday, April 19, 2015      151 comments

My guidebook described today’s hike as ‘enchanting’. I thought it was worth giving it a try… See what you think of it. :) It started in Fourges, in Eure (Norma... Read more


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