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Côte d’Azur: Cannes

I’ve been trying to think of what to tell you about Cannes. It was our last of the Cote d’Azur cities we visited so it had a lot to live up to. To be honest, it wasn’t high on our lists of places to see while in the French Riviera, but how could we not […]

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Côte d’Azur: Antibes

I am not sure if it was the amazing weather or the stunning scenery, but we loved Antibes best of all the cities we visited on the French leg of our trip to the Riviera. To us, Antibes was the most “real” feeling–cozy cove beaches, a beautiful coastal walk, and a pretty but not pretentious […]

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Côte d’Azur: Nice

Rick Steves says, “Nice, with its spectacular Alps-to-Mediterranean surroundings, eternally entertaining seafront Promenade, and intriguing museums, is an enjoyable big-city highlight of the Riviera.” We agree! Nice made a fantastic base for our time in the French Riviera. You won’t need a car here; so much is within an easy walking distance. What you can’t […]

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Wordless Wednesday ~ 38: By lift or by foot, the view is great (Colline du Chateau in Nice, France)

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We are somewhere nice…

In Nice, to be exact. Nice, France. I think I’m going to have to do more detailed posts after we return to the Netherlands. Our tiny travel laptop is a little pokey when it comes to processing photos, and the WiFi at our hotel is kind of  spotty. Still, I thought it might be fun […]

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France: Disneyland Resort Paris

A couple of weeks ago, Roxi and her school choir as well as the school orchestra performed at Disney Paris. Isn’t that cool? The choir sang three songs–“Time After Time“, “Your Song” and “Blue Moon“. Roxi had a solo in “Time After Time”, and she was quite pleased about it. The kids also attended workshops […]

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Paris, France

Well, after looking over my photos from our two-and-a-half day trip to Paris last August, I realized that to overindulge in so much goodness in one sitting would be such a waste. So let us savor Paris the way it should be, leisurely, on European time. Think of this post as an amuse-bouche.  This was […]

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Dinner in Paris

Alors, I got an email from Mr. DJ this morning: “Enough with the rich food, wine, and late nights! I can’t take much more of this glamorous life.” He is kidding, of course, because the next message was: “But that shoulder of lamb was so good. Maybe I could tolerate another meal…..” I spy… an […]

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He went to Paris

View from Mr. DJ’s hotel room. Photo by Mr. DJ on his Blackberry Pearl. Yeah, he’s in Paris without me. He did invite me, but I’ll tell you tomorrow why I didn’t go. Meanwhile, Mama DJ is here for a little visit and to keep Roxi company tonight while I go do that thing I […]

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Aiguille du Midi and the Château in the middle of nowhere

Well, finally, we come to the end of our trip to France last August. . We woke up at 5:30 am to get ready for the first lift on our last day in Chamonix. Unfortunately, when we got there, they had cancelled the early lift because of bad weather. No problem, we had breakfast at […]

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