Category Archives: Travels in and out of France

Two meals in Lisbon

Yes, I realize that I have not been awfully diligent in posting about our trip to Lisbon near the end of February. Among other things, I’ve had technical troubles with photographs (okay, probably Operator Error). As well, I’ve been rather … Continue reading

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The super market (Lisbon style)

As I wrote in my last blog posting, in Lisbon we discovered a “stunning market-cum-restaurant that other cities should copy immediately.” Today I’ll serve it up. On a Saturday morning, my wife Jan and I had hired a guide with a … Continue reading

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Memories, and current events (March 2017)

We are back home in Daglan after a wonderful trip to Lisbon, our first visit to Portugal. We came back with some lovely memories, which I will be writing about more fully in the coming days. But for now, suffice … Continue reading

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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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The Sarlat Test, and a sad sign of our times

We are now over the hump — which is to say the peak of the Tourist Season, which in the Greater Daglan Area (GDA) runs roughly from mid-July to mid-August. You can see the cars heading back to other parts of France, the Netherlands … 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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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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Beaucoup de Bocuse — Part III

This will wind up my mini-series on our recent trip from Daglan to Lyon, France’s culinary capital and the home base of the legendary chef, Paul Bocuse. In this posting I’m offering a few impressions of Lyon itself, plus some information on M. Bocuse. … Continue reading

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Beaucoup de Bocuse — Part I

For my birthday trip a year ago, my wife Jan and I chose the exotic — a vacation in Marrakech. This February, we went for the gastronomic — travelling by train from our village of Daglan to France’s culinary capital, Lyon. In case … Continue reading

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Seasonal update, surgical interlude

Having nearly exhausted myself (blog-wise) by writing about our recent trip to Spain — including a four-part series on the world’s No. 1 restaurant — I will now calm down, update you on how things are going in the Greater … Continue reading

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