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Neighbors at War: the joys of Paris apartment living

Posted: 2011-09-30
“You’re walking too loudly,” my fiery Spanish downstairs neighbor roared at me and my flatmate.

Lisbon – Arrival in Portugal

Posted: 2011-09-16
Portugal has been featuring regularly in the world media at present. Will there be another financial bailout for this country, as it struggles to survive financially?

Summer in Europe

Posted: 2011-09-08

How many hours do you have in a day? Never enough!

Faites de la Musique!

Posted: 2011-06-22
This year’s Fête de la Musique  has dawned upon us once again.  

Change of Travel Plans!

Posted: 2011-05-26
You’ve planned this great holiday through Egypt and Tunisia. Then the news headlines come “Riots in the Streets of Cairo”. What on earth do you do?

The Cannes Film Festival: a Cinematic Pilgrimage

Posted: 2011-05-20
Sarah Reese reports directly from the red carpet in Cannes, as she fulfils a childhood dream of being at this prestigious film festival.

Packing your Bags!

Posted: 2011-05-13
I'm off to Europe for three weeks, what am I supposed to pack?

Gardens in Paris: Part 3

Posted: 2011-05-09
This is not your typical Parisian garden. In fact, this is probably as un-traditional as Paris gets. This is the Parc de Bercy, and our final chapter in the French Way Spring Special .

Gardens in Paris: Part 2

Posted: 2011-05-02
In the heart of the bustling Latin Quarter  overlooking Notre Dame Cathedral lies a tiny snippet of tranquility.

April in Paris

Posted: 2011-04-28
In the front row of my small school jazz band, I tapped my foot to the beats of Vernon Duke’s timeless jazz standard April in Paris .

Roussillon - Spilt Blood

Posted: 2011-04-20
The Count d’Avignon from Roussillon in Provence was a dapper young man who was often led to fight for his country and to travel with the Crusades of the 12th century.

Change of Blog Address

Posted: 2011-04-19
This is a quick note to let you know that the blog address for The French Way Travel Blog is being changed.

The Smell of Paradise - New Zealand

Posted: 2011-03-23
Frederic Geffroy from Paris is a young Frenchman who has a strong connection with New Zealand.

The New Zealand Way

Posted: 2011-03-15
I know you have all subscribed to a blog about French travel. However, following the tragic events of the last three weeks, my attentions have been drawn to the heartache and hardship on our own Christchurch doorstep.

New Zealand - Sharing the Love

Posted: 2011-03-02
I bet you remember where you fell in love. Maybe not just with a person, but with a place!

Christchurch Earthquake - One Week On.

Posted: 2011-03-01
We have no cars, but for this I’m quite pleased. We can’t drive anywhere and so can’t see the entire destruction of my city Christchurch.

Earthquake in Christchurch - Help!

Posted: 2011-02-22
I was sitting in my office in Christchurch, working away diligently as always, but then everything changed.

Welcome to the Hotel Welcome

Posted: 2011-02-21
I just need a bed for the night!

Paris - The City of Wuv!

Posted: 2011-02-14
“Love is all around” , Wet Wet Wet first belted out in 1994, and yes, in fact, it is.

France – Was I a Frenchman in another life?

Posted: 2011-02-07
For the last twenty years, France has been my life, both personally and in my business. How did this happen to a young lad living on the other side of the world in New Zealand?

Of Words and Sounds

Posted: 2011-01-27
I’ve got a confession to make. Well, I have many but I won’t bore you with them all.

The Pain of Alcohol and Drugs

Posted: 2011-01-24
My heart is heavy, my whole body feels heavy. I am sad.

Picking Apples in Paris!

Posted: 2011-01-13
Both the Interior Ministry and the local Paris train company (RATP) have warned that in the Paris metros there has been a large increase in pick-pocketing. An increase of 40% of reported thefts over the last year has astounded the French Interior Minister, Monsieur Hortefeux.

French Film Festival 2011 – Vive la différence!

Posted: 2011-01-11
When I say “French Cinema” what do you think of?

Confusing the Holiday Seasons?

Posted: 2011-01-11
It’s 6pm in the afternoon. A warm summer afternoon. My favourite time!