Tag Archives: vacation

I love Paris in the winter…

In his famous song, Cole Porter  writes: “I love Paris in the winter, when it drizzles.” Well, it wasn’t drizzling a couple of weekends ago (Feb. 23-26), when my wife Jan and I were in that wonderful city: it was … Continue reading

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Summer ends, the best month begins

As we’ve moved into September, there are signs that summer is winding down. Day-time highs are still in the 30-degrees-Celsius range, but mornings are cool. A prolonged lack of rain has started to give a dried-out look to some of the … 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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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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The World’s Best Restaurant — the starters

This continues a mini-series of postings on our recent trip from Daglan,  for a vacation in Barcelona and the Costa Brava area of northeast Spain. In my last posting, I provided an introduction and overview comments on our September 23rd … Continue reading

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Snacks — before lunch at the world’s No. 1 restaurant

Today I’m continuing my travels-from-Daglan saga with a report based on our recent trip to northeast Spain — Barcelona and the Costa Brava. Following this posting, I’ll begin my review of our lunch (on September 23) at the world’s No. … Continue reading

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Our chilly reception, on returning home

We are just back from Paris, where we spent a wonderful few days with daughter Anne. (I’ll write about some of our fun activities in later postings.) The weather was fairly cool if not cold during our stay, and we … Continue reading

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