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Things to do in Loire Valley

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“The Loire Valley is often referred to as “the Garden of France”, the playground of Kings (good hunting country within easy reach of Paris), and the Cradle of the French Language (the city of Tours is reputed to speak the purest French). Listed…

Things to do in Provence, France

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“Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is one of the most popular holiday regions in the south of France. The region covers a large area from the Mediterranean Sea up to the French Alps. Its identity as a geographical region is a hold over from the days of…

Things to do in Paris

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Three Great Days in Paris Day 1 Eiffel Tower, go up the tower (time permitting). Cross the river, go up the stairs to take pictures. Arc de Triomphe. Use the underground street crossings to get closer. Stroll on Champs Elysees…

Priest – Photographer Exhibition

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During our recent trip to Armenia (May 2017) we visited one of the most beautiful places, I’ve ever seen. It is called Noravank Monastery (Wikipedia) and it is located in a dramatic setting, surrounded by red rocks and mountain streams. As…

A drive into the mountains

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The road to Ushguli has not improved since the last time I was driving it in 2012. A lot had changed in my world during the last 5 years, but this remote mountainous country seems to be immune to the…

A Ukrainian Supermarket

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What to look for when visiting far-away cities and countries? Just like everyone else, I like to see beautiful buildings, famous museums, towers, bridges and other landmarks. However, in order to learn about the real life, I visit a local food market. This…

A Day in the Mountains

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A small hairy face is pressed against the glass wall of our bungalow and its brown eyes are thoughtfully examining the room. Soon it is joined by a few more faces and a short but noisy monkey skirmish pronounces the…