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Lyon, and west to St Genix, St Pierre de Chartreuse and Cremieu

January 31, 2015


I hate New Year.┬áPlanned fun never quite works out and on NYE you pay twice as much to be surrounded by ten times more people. Bah humbug. So I escaped to Lyon where some friends have bought a ramshackle manor house that they are doing up (and I suspect will continue to do so for […]

Perpignan – a funny little French/Spanish town

September 29, 2011


Perpignan is a funny town with the Spanish French mix pretty obvious in architecture, culture and language. Both Catalan and French both prominent languages. It has a few dodgy areas so be careful where you go at night (someone I met had been robbed at knifepoint and my friend and I walked passed someone shooting […]

Llivia (shh don’t tell anyone)

February 18, 2011


Thanks to a friend who kindly lent me his family apartment in this Spanish enclave just inside the French border of the Pyrenees. It’s a wonderful place – perfect for those who like hiking or skiing, and for those who like eating after strenuous this activity there are some wonderful restaurants. There are numerous ski […]