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5 unique things to do in the French Pyrenees

In my many trips to southwestern France, the Pyrenees have always been a highlight, standing out distinctly in my memory above many other places and experiences. Whenever my host family asks what I’d like to do, my answer is always the same. “The mountains!” I reply. The Pyrenees Mountains to be more specific. Gorgeous views [...]

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Nice, France is a Pretty Nice Kinda Place

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France is a place that I slightly have a hate/love relationship with. I do really enjoy parts of France and the scenery can be some of the most spectacular in the entire world. The French people on the other hand…. Let’s just say that old line about France — “France is such a wonderful country [...]

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The Absurdity of Monaco

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I just simply don’t understand Monaco. It is one of the cities in the world, like Beirut or Hong Kong that just sort of mystifies me. It is a city of immense wealth of course. It boasts the highest Gross Domestic Product per capita of any country in the world, at over $150k per person. [...]

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Love to Ski? For Free? Read on (and enter)

If you enjoy spending some time on the slopes, or have considered taking up skiing or snowboarding, then I think [...]

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