Saturday, December 16, 2017
food challenge, eating with locals, the dordogne, sarlat, travel blog

Road Trip Diary Day 11: Food challenge and eating with the locals on my...

Another slow start to the day today. I was on a mission to go back and visit a village, my partner and I used to go to for baguettes and pastries. I couldn’t remember...
Le Manoir Saint Thomas, Amboise, Loire Valley, France, hotel review, travel blog

Le Manoir Saint Thomas in Amboise (Loire Valley, France) – an honest hotel review

The perfect hotel to explore the Loire Valley and its thousand chateaux. An honest review of my stay at Le Manoir Saint Thomas as a paying guest.
road trip, travel diary, best place to visit in the dordogne, sarlat, dome, travel blog

Road Trip Diary Day 9: The best of the best places to visit in...

The plan for today was to visit Rocamadour but then I decided to include Sarlat and Domme to make the most of my journey. These three towns are the best of the best places...
Travel Diary, sleep in my car , travel blog

Road Trip Diary Day 3: I’m going to sleep in my car tonight

Day 3 of my road trip through France when I was left without a hotel, in the middle of nowhere in the Loire Valley and without a signal on my phone. What's the worst that can happen? Sleep in my car?
Travel Diary, Day 10, Driving off the edge of a cliff, Rocamadour, travel blog

Road Trip Diary Day 10: Driving off the edge of a cliff, trying to...

It all started when I decided that I knew better than the SatNav and the warning signs. I was convinced that there was a car park right next to the entrance of Rocamadour. Not...
Travel Diary, Chasing chateaux, Loire Valley, France, travel blog

Road Trip Diary Day 4: Chasing chateaux in the Loire Valley

Day 4 of my road trip through France when I went chasing chateaux in the Loire Valley. I stained my trousers with raspberry coulis at Chateau de Cheverny and got caught in the rain at Chateau de Chenonceau.
refused service, restaurant, saint-cirq-lapopie, saint cirq lapopie, travel blog

She refused to serve me and asked me to leave the restaurant at Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

An updated travel guide to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie in The Lot Valley, France based on my recent visit there, complete with tips and beautiful photographs to inspire you and help you plan your visit.
spontaneous, visit, Monpazier, The Dordogne, France, travel blog

A spontaneous visit to Monpazier

An updated travel guide to Monpazier in The Dordogne, France based on my recent spontaneous visit there and complete with tips and beautiful photographs to inspire you and help you plan your visit.
road trip, travel diary, revisiting old places, creating new memories, travel blog

Road Trip Diary Day 8: Revisiting old places and creating new memories

Today is the day I go back to the gîte we used to rent for our summer holidays. To say that I am apprehensive about it, would be the understatement of the century. I...
fear of heights, Château de Marqueyssac, The Belvedere of The Dordogne, travel blog

Facing my fear of heights at Château de Marqueyssac aka The Belvedere of The...

An updated travel guide to help you plan your visit to Château de Marqueyssac and Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, complete with tips and beautiful photographs.

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Windmills, boats and stately homes in North Norfolk

An impuls decision to swap the Stamford Town Fair for a long weekend away, turned into my first "proper" holiday since the death of my partner. I went to North Norfolk and here is what I got up to:

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