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

Saturday, June 27, 2015      178 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      227 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      196 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      150 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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Wild anemones paradise around Crouy-sur-Ourcq

Monday, April 06, 2015      88 comments

I believe most of the woods around Paris are a wild anemones paradise on this long Easter weekend! Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Morocco - Rabat mostly!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015      182 comments

I have been back from Morocco for almost two weeks now, it is about time I write a blog about it! (photo taken in the old Kasbah in Rabat) As the title of this blog ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A spring hike with Cora

Sunday, March 22, 2015      168 comments

I am having a great weekend with my Dutch friend Cora, who got here a couple of hours after I flew back from Morocco on Thursday night (blog about that trip coming later this week!). Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A spoilt hiker

Sunday, March 08, 2015      116 comments

You know what? I think I am spoilt! Tonight as I was driving back from my hike (30 minutes away from home), it struck me: many people would be delighted by what I saw today! So why am I a bit uncertain about it? There was beautiful weather... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Snowdrops!

Sunday, March 01, 2015      147 comments

Early signs of spring... How I love these! When I see snowdrops I know we are getting there and soon I'll be hiking with sunshine warming my face, birds singing and t... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Hiking around Royaumont's Abbey

Sunday, February 22, 2015      182 comments

I have been to Royaumont's Abbey (built 1228-1235) a few times, but I always get a shock when I get there... it is so beautiful it takes your breath away! When I reac... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Bay of Somme - Day 3

Sunday, February 08, 2015      81 comments

I am back home! And you know, I am already dreaming of going away again, possibly to the same area (almost)! More on that later... Thank you all for your kind encoura... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Bay of Somme - Day 2

Saturday, February 07, 2015      141 comments

I started the day with a 3-hour hike in Le Hourdel. It was a gorgeous morning! Read more


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