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Barging from Loire to Burgundy

Barging from Loire to Burgundy

Barging from Loire to Burgundy Monday 4th June 2018 London to Roanne The journey to our boat is always long. We're not from Europe. And we don't have a car we can use. Hence, we rely on public transport. Which is fine if all goes well. Unfortunately, the French rail...

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Barging from Loire to Burgundy

Barging from Loire to Burgundy Monday 4th June 2018 London to Roanne The journey to our boat is always long. We're not from Europe. And we don't have a car we can use. Hence, we rely on public transport. Which is fine if all goes well. Unfortunately, the French rail...

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Vegans Barging in France 1

One of the best bits about traveling in France is enjoying French foods. Words like chef, gastronomy, cuisine, Michelin stars and café spring to mind. They take food seriously in France. Very seriously. Lunchtime, anywhere from 12.00pm to 14.30pm, is sacred....

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Barging in Burgundy Part 1

Barging in Burgundy This would be our 5th summer barging in Burgundy on our beloved Shangri La. When my better half bought the boat, I had grand ideas of traversing the Inland Waterways of all Europe. My other half was much more realistic. And thank heavens for that....

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Riebeek Kasteel Week

What to do in Riebeek Kasteel This trip was a "gelukkie" or - a little bit of luck - in English. Some friends were going away and they offered us the use of their home in Riebeek Kasteel. I suspect the main reason was to give their much-loved pets a bit of company....

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Vegans Barging in France 1

One of the best bits about traveling in France is enjoying French foods. Words like chef, gastronomy, cuisine, Michelin stars and café spring to mind. They take food seriously in France. Very seriously. Lunchtime, anywhere from 12.00pm to 14.30pm, is sacred....

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20 Best Money Saving Travel Tips

1. Visit the local tourist information office and get brochures for the tours they have on offer. Then do them yourself for free. Walking tours are also usually cheaper than bus tours. Sure, they take a bit longer, but you get to explore a city or the countryside up...

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20 Top Travel Packing Tips

1. Don't pack light colours. They look grubby in no time and you don't want to be worrying about your clothes getting dirty. Pack mostly black or dark colours. They probably also get grubby but at least you can't see it. Black is also versatile. It goes from day to...

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20 Best Travel Tips – Cape Town

1.Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate. Hot in summer and wet in winter. Average summer temperatures are around 20'C and winter temperatures average around 15'C. Daytime temperatures are warm to hot. Winter rainfall is around nine days a month. Summer days are...

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Garden Route South Africa and getting about

Garden Route steps leading to beach The Garden Route is a popular holiday and retirement destination. Coming from Cape Town, it begins around Albertinia which is a tiny and not too exciting place. Give it a miss. The first coastal town is Mossel Bay (Mussel Bay)....

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I live in Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa. One of the most beautiful cities in the world. Lucky me.

The original slant of this travel blog was where to go and what to do in Cape Town, but now I write about our other travels.

We have a boat in Europe and plan to cover the inland waterways over the next decade.

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