Category Archives: Tourist attractions

More surprises in Spain

We are back home in Daglan after a very short foray into northwestern Spain, as part of a vacation in Biarritz, on France’s southern Atlantic coast. (Okay, okay — we’ve been home for quite a while. Our vacation was actually … Continue reading

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Civilization(s) on parade — with yet more wackiness

It’s not as exciting as running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. It doesn’t have the high seriousness of a religious procession (or a funeral march) in Italy. And it certainly doesn’t have the polished professionalism of a North American event … Continue reading

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Our festival, at the midway point (phew!)

As I write this, Daglan’s annual four-day Fête de la Saint Louis is halfway over. Loyal readers will know that my wife Jan and I have a love/hate relationship with the affair, which I refer to as The Festival of … Continue reading

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Back to our favourite night market

The annual tidal wave of summer fun has arrived in the Greater Daglan Area. A fête here, a marché nocturne there, a vide grenier, a concert, a bodega, a traveling circus. You name it, and a village or town will have … Continue reading

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Some April activities and antics

It’s not really warm here yet, but neither is it cold. So the number of activities seems to be picking up throughout the Greater Daglan Area, the GDA. Here’s a look at some of them. Yesterday (Saturday) was the 40th running … Continue reading

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Splashdown!

You may have been wondering what’s happening with the gabares that sail out of La Roque-Gageac on the Dordogne River, now that tourist season is on the horizon. Okay, probably not. Nevertheless, it’s interesting, so here goes. First some background, in case … Continue reading

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Blossoming

And so it begins — not with a bang, not with a whimper, but with the gaseous roar of a hot air balloon. Yes, it appears that our long, gray, wet winter has ended, that spring has sprung, and that the … Continue reading

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