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I can't quite explain just how much I feel at home here. Within an hour of the slopes and the coast, not to mention THOSE VIEWS, it seems I have fallen head over heels for the Béarn region of France. The architecture, the bridges, the rivers and the laid back, rural, friendly way of life just ...
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This little island off the west coast of France is a slice of seaside paradise. Boats and bicycles (the older the better) are the preferred modes of transport, and if oysters are your thing (they are most certainly mine) then you can pick up a dozen for under 5€. In fact, it's standard island prac ...
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Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen

With over 3000 stall holders and nearly 200,000 visitors every weekend, the Marché aux Puces de St Ouen is arguably the biggest in the world.This Parisian flea market has two opposing sides to it; Antiques and curiosities, and a more recent addition of fake goods, trainers, African nic nacs etc. U ...
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Siargao by sea, Philippines 2015

From surfing to swimming and island hopping, it's easy to spend as much time on water than on land.On our first day we met Junior (sunglasses), a local with a boat, a lot of time and a love of surf. There was barely a day we didn't board his boat, usually to head to Stimpy's or Rock Island (breaks o ...
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Siargao by land, Philippines 2015

Siargao, a little island filled with the friendliest people I have met. Best explored on the back of a motorbike, camera in one hand, and the other always at the ready for a drive by high five. ...
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Donegal – Ireland 2015

For those of you who don’t know me, I like to let pictures do the talking. So this blog is no different, lots of pics and a few words. Below are some from my last trip to beautiful Donegal. I'm lucky enough to have a beautiful friend who has a house there, near Ardara. So we double dated it, flew ...
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