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Tweet   Following our mini disaster with our car when one of our wheels exploded, we found ourselves in a disused petrol station in the middle of the night, where we managed to replace the wheel with the get me …

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Tweet   Leaving Provence on the way to Switzerland, it was impossible to miss the beautiful lavender fields. We stopped the car along the road and I jumped over a ditch to run among the violet-blue fragrant lavender. A few …

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Tweet   A territory in the south of France, inhabited by Celtic tribes, was captured by the Romans 2,000 years ago and became a Roman province called Gallia, after the Gaul tribe who lived there. The name Provence derives from …

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Tweet   Balloons flew over Minsk, the capital of Belarus, where the First Hot Air Balloon Championship of Belarus took place. Hot air ballooning is one of the most romantic and entertaining sport one can enjoy. I have written before …

My car travels to Europe (day 10). Cote d’Azur, Villefranche and Monte Carlo

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Tweet   Names of towns are usually associated with legends, history and the geography of the area. The history of Villefranche-sur-Mer has been known since 1295, when the Count of Provence, Charles of Anjou, established the town as a “free …