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Vive les vacances!

We found a gîte that looked nice, it had 2 bedrooms with facilities for little children and was located in a farm only a short drive from the beach, what more can you ask for? We had booked to arrive in the last week of June to avoid les bouchons (french for traffic jam, also means 'cork').

Paris sets her free

It was 16 years ago when I took myself on a solo trip to Paris. The month was July and the occasion was my birthday. This trip was to have been with my then-boyfriend but he had a pattern of dropping out of planned vacations at the last minute.