Tag Archives: France

Maturing morning

Click to expand in place: Music: “Gravity” by Lusine by Mike From the plane, it looks like a web of lights is clinging to the French coast and spreading inland in constellations. And the lines and webs extend to the … Continue reading

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Before there were markets

The girls hopped from rock to rock with their skirts brushing the bushes. They sang high-pitched hymns that reached us in the wind, voices fragile like glass, clear and pure as the hill’s high air. From here we could see … Continue reading

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Love has a recipe

by Mike Azure fell in love with a Corsican cheese, a cheese that doesn’t travel well. We were leaving in a couple days and she might never again see or taste the enchanting, goaty brocciu. Azure was sad, so I … Continue reading

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Here’re 20 tips for traveling Europe on the cheap (Dang that’s a lot of tips!)

You have to be pretty cheap to find places like this. Y’all want to know about our finances anyway. I’ll keep it oblique so there’s still a sense of wonder and enchantment. Az and I budgeted about 50 Euro per … Continue reading

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Bonifascinating!

Azure and I agreed that Bonifacio is one of the most spectacular cities we’ve visited – it’s built on a cliff that’s surrounded by water on 3.5 sides and it’s pretty much waiting to fall into the water, as you … Continue reading

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Um, excuse me

Which direction to Paris?

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What you find in the middle of France

by Mike We’ve spent the last two days in the medieval town of Noyers-sur-Serein right in the middle of France, about 200km south of Paris. It’s typically French, as typical as I’ve seen with their admirable attention to detail and … Continue reading

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Some good looking ladies

Today’s Route (by foot) by Mike I had the good fortune of Azure getting sick, so I went for a long walk today from Noyers-sur-Serein (where we’re staying) to two neighboring towns along the border of pasture and forest. At … Continue reading

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Nice to Valreas?

Today’s Route (Where the hell is Valreas?) by Mike Today we went north, skirting the Alps and following rivers until we got to an area called the “Drome.” The “Drome” is a lot of nice hills where the sun still … Continue reading

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A goaty weekend

by Mike UK resident Ellen Frye paid us a visit in Nice this weekend and we had a ton of fun. Ellen got to ride the scooter along the coast into Nice on Saturday morning, then we immediately went to … Continue reading

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Favorites from the brocciu making

Philippe Dominique Azure Cheeses

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Magic in the Maquis

by Mike Philippe’s grandfather was found dead in the Maquis with his back against a tree and his rifle across his lap. Philippe sat in the position to show us as he retold the story, holding his arms to his … Continue reading

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Brocciu

by Azure (The one who loves Brocciu) Let’s start here… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBiUt7dtfGw&hl=en&fs=1] This story actually starts a long time ago on our fourth day on Corsica. We would go to the little market next to the Convent when we were staying … Continue reading

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Pino is a beautiful town on the sea

by Mike In the town of Pino we came across an abandoned church monastery thing. Azure found a door whose lock was unlocked and she pulled hard and it opened and inside was an old iron cross.

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Gun love, the story of a Corsican man

by Mike Philippe said, “This is a dream, realized.” He was referring to his life. There were five things: “Hunting, guns, motorcycles, cheese, goats.” That was his dream, and he achieved it without the help of The Secret. I asked … Continue reading

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Old cars in Orche, Corsica

by Mike In a random little town on Cap Corse there was a random little street whose trees had blue & white Christmas lights. Under the trees were a few old cars and every night we drove by we thought, … Continue reading

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A hike in the Maquis

Today’s Route by Mike I saw on the map that there are some dolmens around here. Dolmens are ancient rocks carved or constructed or something. When I asked the guy at our hotel about them he said that the site … Continue reading

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Pictures of Azure

by Mike We had a portrait day, so we’re going to each post some of our favorite pictures of the other person. I think it’s easy to find pictures of Azure because she’s often doing something like this: But it’s … Continue reading

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Photos of Mike

by Azure I know it seems like we didn’t do a lot today, but we did. We drove all the way from our gite in Ota up to the north coast. We stopped in Calvi for lunch and found a … Continue reading

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Just a little taste

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