Monthly Archives: March 2012

THE FRENCH RIVIERA

THE FRENCH RIVIERA. There were some things we have known about the French Riviera. The main towns are Nice and Cannes. They became popular as resorts in the early 19th century, when a British lord had a villa built there. … Continue reading

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THE FLOWERING CITY

FLORENCE, THE FLOWERING CITY Florence, Firenze in Italian, is a place where one can walk and walk, stopping at literally every corner, every building. Any winding narrow street may lead you to places of indescribable beauty; any church is a … Continue reading

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THE ETERNAL CITY

THE ETERNAL CITY. My best New Year was in Rome, the eternal city. It was +18 and raining occasionally. The whole city, it seemed, went outside. People were singing and dancing in the streets. Little carts with sparkling wine appeared … Continue reading

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PARADISE ON EARTH

PARADISE ON EARTH. Malta, a small republic situated mostly on two islands in the Mediterranean, has a rich and varied history. With its balmy climate, beautiful sea and mountain views, relaxed pace of living, it is indeed a paradise for … Continue reading

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BOURGES, FRANCE

BOURGES, FRANCE There are several direct trains from Gare Austerlitz, Paris, to Bourges, daily. The journey takes about two hours. One emerges practically in the old historical center, near the Yevre River. Aquitaine, Poitiers, kings and queens, religious wars… The … Continue reading

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POITIERS, FRANCE

POITIERS. Poitiers is one of those places where it seems that History itself is walking along the streets with you. Founded in the Roman times, it had aqueducts, baths, roads, fortifications, and of course churches. The oldest religious building in … Continue reading

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TRAVEL & THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

TRAVEL & THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. One can take a train directly from CDG airport to practically anywhere inFrance. When we learned that we could get directly from CDG toPoitiers in less than two hours, we were quite happy. It was … Continue reading

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