Posts from the ‘France’ category

My Photo in Spanish National Geographic Traveler Magazine

Through some fluke of circumstance, one of my photos is in the Spanish edition of National Geographic Traveler magazine.

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How to cycle the Canal du Midi

This 220 km canal in the south of France offers a gentle trip through the countryside, full of boozy lunches and quaint medieval towns.

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I live in a zombie fortress

Like a lot of people, I’ve been thinking about zombies. Maybe it’s because I recently finished Justin Cronin’s excellent The Twelve, which is full of zombified…

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A murmuration of starlings in my back garden

Over lunch, I glanced out the window into our back garden. The sky was full of starlings. I grabbed my phone and stepped outside. When I…

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Coming home

It was not until I stood waist-deep in Desolation Sound that I truly felt like I was home. The Milky Way stretched across the star-filled sky…

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Instagrammed photos from Languedoc

We’ve had lots of guests here in France over the past couple of months, and so I’ve been doing more than my fair share of seeing…

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Cycling the Canal du Midi from Toulouse to Carcassonne

Last Friday, myself, Julie and two friends set off for a 106 km bike trip along the Canal du Midi from Toulouse to Carcassonne. Although the…

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An unexpected menagerie

I’m an animal lover. That surprises a lot of people, but it’s true. I grew up with pets and mother who loved birdwatching. I’ve often thought…

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