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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Greetings from Stuttgart
Sunday, September 25, 2016      144 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      109 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      161 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      172 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      152 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      146 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      193 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      170 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      147 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
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Around Commeny, a perfect day for a hike
Monday, July 11, 2016      164 comments

Perfect hiking weather! We haven't had much sunshine in Paris so far this year, but yesterday was definitely perfect: sunny and warm, but not too hot, with a lovely gentle breeze and enough clouds to make the pictures interesting!. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts It's a bad day, not a bad life - on rainy summers and breaking up
Sunday, July 03, 2016      216 comments

I am home for the summer, with no work trips until September. I love being home! But it is one of the rainiest spring/summer we have had in Paris for a long time, so far, so it is difficult to make the most of it... ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Hiking in St Clair - with wild orchids!
Sunday, June 19, 2016      152 comments

I wasn't too far away from home for my hike today, roughly 30 minutes... at the border between the Paris area (Ile de France) and Normandy. Indeed, it was in St Clair that Normandy was created, in 911... ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Tallinn (Estonia Part 2)
Tuesday, June 14, 2016      101 comments

I had hoped to go to Tallinn, capital city of Estonia, one day, and so I was delighted when I was asked to attend meetings there! Even more so ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Lahemaa National Park (Estonia Part 1)
Saturday, June 11, 2016      105 comments

This is my last day in Estonia, and I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed this work trip ! Great meetings, great atmosphere, great food and great country. ... Read more

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