Tag Archives: hot air ballooning

Look! Up in the sky!

The “night market” in the neighbouring village of St. Pompon is a summertime highlight for my wife Jan and me, although these days it is not quite as robust as it used to be. (Aaarrgh! No oysters!) Here’s a quick … Continue reading

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Balloons over Daglan

People have been going up in hot air balloons in France since 1783, courtesy of the inventive Montgolfier brothers. Today, hot air ballooning is a popular tourist activity in the Greater Daglan Area — and our village often has some … Continue reading

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Tourist Season 2012, Day 1

By the powers vested in us, we at Radio Free Daglan have declared today, Thursday, March 1, to be the official start of the 2012 Tourist Season in the Greater Daglan Area, the GDA. And we have sound reasoning behind … Continue reading

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