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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Planning our food destinations

Once we had the accommodation nailed, it was time to move on to deciding on museums, castles, palaces, galleries, gardens and most importantly, food destinations. Peter has already explained our planning philosophy for Paris. Seriously we are visiting a lot of patisseries. We have also thrown in most of the major tourist attractions as well … Continue reading »

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Who is our Trip Advisor?

So we had our dates and flights decided. Next job was to find and book accommodation. We like to self cater; not only does it save money, it gives us a chance to look and try local produce. Grocery shopping can be a tourist activity. We drew up a must-have list for our self catering … Continue reading »

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To run or not to run…

Early 2011, we re-started our planning. We settled on flying into Paris, spending a week discovering Paris, train through the Chunnel to London, a week in London, three weeks touring UK including Bath, Cornwall, Wales, Yorkshire and Lakes District then flying out of Manchester for a stopover in Singapore. We were all set to book … Continue reading »

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Our first mistake

So I should probably explain some of the planning that has gone into this holiday. But firstly we need to admit the big mistake we made. We first discussed taking a holiday to Europe when we were holidaying in Tasmania in 2008. In 2010, I started looking at school holiday dates, knowing that we wanted … Continue reading »

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…tap tap tap, is this thing on? This is a test image from my drop box – please wait while it arrives This image is one uploaded from camera roll as part of iPad app. Ths stuff above seems a jumble, sorry, but I am working through a regime for adding photos to a post … Continue reading »

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Now as a proof of concept, this posting has been generated entirely on my iPhone. I do not intend to take this device with us but rather have an iPad2 we bought at Christmas for our travel media manager. Using an iDevice is a bit of a mode changer as there are some things they … Continue reading »

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Now I am not sure how most people approach itinerary planning but we took an approach that might be different to some. We became aware of a website that outlined best pastries and patisseries in and around Paris: We decided that there were some seriously delicious things we should try, and noticed that the … Continue reading »

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…it begins

“Travel broadens the mind.” Certainly everyone says this but what does this mean? For us (she who must be obeyed and myself), travel is opportunity to explore place, cuisine, architecture, art, culture and custom. Some of our food plans will certainly “broaden the waistline” but more on that later. Our latest holiday, a 6 week … Continue reading »

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