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A travel Day in Paris–so cheap it is like stealing

The normal tourist experience in Paris is like being a dirty wool suit--you are taken to the cleaners, begrudgingly and will never again be the same.  Euros fly out of your pocket like  babies flying to heaven in the Louvre. Try this instead. In the morning buy a fresh baguette, break it in two and [...]

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Travel in France with Airbnb

The concept of a Airbnb is simple.  People rent out spare rooms and apartments on the Airbnb website.  Some of the rentals are from bonafide rental agencies and Bed and Breakfasts, but most rentals are from people who have a spare room or an empty apartment to rent.  The prices range, but you can find [...]

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Chateaux Country–Loire Valley–France

Loire Valley From Dol –de-Bretagne, we drove cross-country to the Loire valley with a small stopover in the medieval town of Vitre which is supposed to rival Dinan as the best-preserved medieval town in Brittany.  It hosts a large number of medieval stone cottages, have timbered homes and twisting streets and another magnificent castle with [...]

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Belgium and Northern France

It has been a fast month since we have left Canada.  We enjoyed 6 days in The Hague and then headed to Antwerp for 2 nights.  On the way to Antwerp, we visited the city of Bruges, which has been compared, to Venice because of all the canals.  We had splendid sunshine between days of [...]

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Netherlands

We left Canada one week ago and this is the first time I have a few minutes to update our adventures.  After getting our land legs in Den Hague we visited Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage site that has 19 working windmills on both sides of the canal.  A side trip took us to the [...]

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