Posts in the Category: France

Magical Morning to Montenvers, Chamonix

Posted in - France & Travelling Me on May 20th 2016 0 Comments IMG_5241

Having spent a spectacular morning yesterday 3,000 metres dizzily high in the mountains at Aguille Du Midi, and not to mention my mildly embarrassing fainting episode from altitude sickness that has been the centre of all jokes, today was a slow and relaxed kind of day. Every day I spend in Chamonix begins with the thought of …

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Photo Diary: French Alps in Chamonix

Posted in - Europe & France & Travelling Me on March 6th 2016 0 Comments French-alps-travel-blog-2

The French Alps were magical and terrifying at the same time. Fortunate for us, we were whisked up to the tops of the mountains via modern and safe cable cars/ gondolas. This post is a couple of photos I snapped in France accompanied by some mountain and climbing quotes.

Mountains are the beginning and the end …

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Aiguille du Midi + Mont Blanc, Chamonix

Posted in - Europe & Featured & France on September 27th 2013 0 Comments Aiguille-du-midi

Two young men, Michel-Gabriel Paccard & Jaques Balmat were the first to successfully reach the summit of Mont Blanc in 1786 and ever since mountaineers strive to transcend the mountain 4,810 metres above sea level in an environment where extreme climate conditions prevail. This morning we were taking two cable cars from the French town of …

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Baguettes and cheap red wine in Paris

Posted in - France & Travelling Me on June 11th 2012 0 Comments IMG_5550

Our trip to Paris was hectic and in hindsight should have been longer then 5 nights. There is a magnitude of history sights to explore and food cuisine to enjoy, I could have easily spent 5 days in the Lourve alone!

A brief reflection on our time in the romantic city of Paris;

A city with a treasure …

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La Tour Eiffel

Posted in - France & Travelling Me on June 15th 2011 0 Comments eiffel-4

Our experience of La Tour Eiffel was not exactly what I was expecting. We visited it twice during our stay in Paris. The first was during the day where we were followed by hagglers trying to sell us china knock offs and scammers in the form of so called ‘deaf girls’. Oh and the French army …

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Our first Airbnb Experience!

Posted in - France & Travelling Me on May 11th 2011 0 Comments IMG_5713

Having returned from two stays in Europe (Paris & Berlin) I am delighted to say I will be booking my next holiday through the airbnb website again.

The concept of airbnb is brilliant and I believe it did shape our holiday experience. We booked and paid the funds 6 months before our departure on their …

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