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Falling in Honey by Jennifer Barclay | Book Chat

Falling in Honey by Jennifer Barclay | Book Chat

Remember my post in January about the travel memoir books I was going to read this year? Well I have finished the last one and I have to say I have learned a lot about different places in the world and how different types of people travel. Falling in Honey is one of my favourite books I have read this year. It was so well written! The details, the descriptions and the adjectives all made me want to keep reading…

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The Mystical Backpacker by Hannah Papp | Book Chat

The Mystical Backpacker by Hannah Papp | Book Chat

The Mystical Backpacker is about Hannah Papp herself and her journey to discover that missing piece in her life and to gain some inner, spiritual clarity. She starts off the book with an introduction that while this is a recollection of her three month adventure through Europe, it is also a self-guide  book to experiencing your own spiritual, life affirming experience. At the end of each chapter or section she has activities to do in order to reach your own…

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Chateau d’Amboise | Explore France

Chateau d’Amboise | Explore France

                      This is my last post on France for a while. The last time I was there was in 2013 and I had booked a tour for a week. I spent the previous two weeks in Belgium taking an interactive course on the European Parliament for my degree. I really wanted to experience France again and go to the coast, away from Paris. The tour brought us from Paris to…

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Chateau de Chenonceau | Explore France

Chateau de Chenonceau | Explore France

  Let me start by saying this will be a long post with a lot of pictures and more text than usually. So if you only have five minutes you may want to save this for later when you have more time. After St. Malo it was time to leave the beautiful Northern Atlantic coast and make our into the Loire Valley. While I enjoyed my time by the sea immensely, the Loire valley has a distinct beauty of its…

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Versailles: A Tour of Petite Trianon and the Gardens

Versailles: A Tour of Petite Trianon and the Gardens

                    I had visited Versailles during my first trip to France in 2010. I just toured the main palace and some of the gardens. The tour of the palace was an optional tour so instead I decided that while the rest of the group was in the main palace I would get a ticket for Petite Trianon and the Gardens since I did not get to see it last time. Marie Antoinette…

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St. Malo: Spending the Day in a Pirate Town

St. Malo: Spending the Day in a Pirate Town

                      St. Malo is right along the sea and so it was the perfect place for…PIRATES! Yes, when our tour guide mentioned this was once a pirate town I was instantly excited and I kind of hoped there would be people dressed up as pirates around town. Alas there wasn’t, but this is still a nice town to visit. Part of the town is fortified by: Le Fort La Reine,…

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Mont Saint Michel: UNESCO Site Full of Wonders

Mont Saint Michel: UNESCO Site Full of Wonders

                      This place was on my MUST SEE list and I was so happy that it was a part of the tour. This town is on it’s own little island and there are no cars allowed on it. The Abbey was built in honour of the Archangel Saint Michael and since 1979 has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Charming Town of Bayeux

The Charming Town of Bayeux

In the town of Bayeux, is where you can find the Bayeux Tapestry depicting the story of William the Conqueror who became the first King of England. You cannot take pictures of the Tapestry but it was amazing to see and since it was created in the 1000’s or 1100’s, it is so cool that it has survived this long. The last part of the tapestry is missing, but the detail is really neat to see.