Tag Archives: war

Charlie Hebdo Massacre

I know this is far from my usual faire. Normally I entertain with tales of war and adventure. But tonight that’s far from my mind. Tonight I’m shaken by the horrendous attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo and the … Continue reading

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Collioure to Banyul-sur-Mer

        This was the hardest hike of my life… 18kms on the coast walk from Collioure to Banyul-sur-Mer. 6kms of it was rated difficult, and when the French say their trail is difficult, it is DIFFICULT! These … Continue reading

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Carcassonne by night

    Want to see the city by day? Check out Carcassonne by Day! 🙂 So the Kookie and I went to the amazing fortified city of Carcassonne… and while I wasn’t logging my walk, we spent a long time … Continue reading

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Mont Saint Louis

The UNESCO World heritage site of Mont Louis, which is part of a group of sites called the fortifications of Vauban- all forts from the late 1600s. This was up in the Pyrenees and the sky really was that blue! … Continue reading

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A walk in the forest….

And… we are back! Summer has come to Berlin! I have heard that there is a season known as spring? We completely skipped that puppy and went straight on to summer… and it is walking season again! Given that I … Continue reading

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Bad Warbird…

I haven’t abandoned my plans or my blog… t has just been very cold here…really, far too cold for walks and adventures. The week it wasnt cold here, it was very busy. I had to do immigration stuff… a krieg … Continue reading

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The Reichshauptstadt strikes back!

Reichshauptstadt… It is one of those brutal German compound words… but all it means is… Empire capital city. 🙂 And… yes. It is fighting back. Today there was more snow… and even more than more snow on the ground? There … Continue reading

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Conquering Berlin…

Feeling a little out of control of my life, and feeling the need to stamp my foot on something, I have decided to conquer Berlin. I need to reduce it. Own it. Make it my bitch. 🙂 Almost five years … Continue reading

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Insel Eiswerder

Twas a long’un today! Or… as far as I am concerned it was. In fact, it was my second longest walk to date! And made wearing my new walking outfit… a Valentines day prezzie from my parents. They are being … Continue reading

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Heerstrasse

Yes. I live in a town with a bit of war in its past. In fact… there have been a few people to wander through Spandau and get frisky. Once upon a time, there were Slavic people here. Then the … Continue reading

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