Tag Archives: tourists

“This place is heaving!”

In the title of this posting, I am quoting my wife Jan late this morning as we escaped the parking lot of the Shopi supermarket (okay, it’s been renamed Contact, but that is just silly). We were in the neighbouring … Continue reading

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Another step to a normal summer

Late this morning I was driving out of Daglan (to visit les poubelles with a load of garbage and bottles) when I saw a car pull up in front of our excellent (but horribly named) convenience store. Ha, you poor … Continue reading

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A village re-opens for business

I’ve written several times about the closure of the charming village of La Roque-Gageac, a favourite destination for tourists in the Greater Daglan Area, and the home to some of the Dordogne River Valley’s most impressive traffic jams. But at … Continue reading

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What they’re wearing in Paris

Faithful readers will know that my wife Jan and I have just arrived back home in Daglan after a whirlwind visit to Paris, and no doubt are dying to know what’s being worn there these days. Let’s start with a … Continue reading

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Autumn 2012: The Early Days

Well, if that was Tourist Season 2012, we’ve had it. It’s done. Over. Kaput. This past week pretty much marked the end of the horde of tourists (from the U.K., the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Spain and very occasionally, the far-away … Continue reading

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