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All about French Cheese

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All about French cheese: history, how it is made, categories, tasting, recommendations. Say cheese! Welcome to a virtual cheese tour de France. We tasted the country’s sumptuous variety of cheeses to prepare this little gift to you.

Separatist Corsica, France

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Corsicans don’t leave the French cold. Some people recommended the island for us warmly, while others advised to avoid it. We wanted to see ourselves what to think about this small, separatist island and its trigger-happy inhabitants.

Perpignan and Montpellier, France

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Travelling through Perpignan, Nîmes, Narbonne, and Montpellier in France. We returned to France to explore the South coast. Our route started from Perpignan near the Spanish border. We were welcomed in a French way: SNCF (the French railway monopoly) was on strike so we had to take a bus instead.

The Most Dangerous Country In The World: Spain

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Spain is the most dangerous country in the world. It is the only country where we have been robbed.

Robbery

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Our computer and a lot of money was robbed in Alicante, Spain yesterday.

Mountain Boarding In Toulouse

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Mountain Boarding in Toulouse with Emma and Arnaud. Toulouse is a lovely and sunny city near the Pyrenees profiting from Southern France’s mild climate.

Aubusson, Limousin, France

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We stayed four months in Aubusson, Limousin, to finish our newest manuscript, a thriller. Aubusson was an ideal place for us. There is only some 5000 inhabitants and nothing to see.

Hippie Cheese - The Secret Of Goat Cheese

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Visiting a goat farm and learning how to make delicious goat cheese. Some forty years ago a group of people decided to return to nature and leave big cities, mainly Paris.

Generic Travel Blog Generator

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Building An Ecohouse (Passive) in Franche-Comté

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Buiding an eco-house from straw bales in Héricourt, Franche-Comté, France. Passive energy, using recycled rain water and green materials. Our friends Thomas and Li are constructing an ecological house of straw bales in Héricourt in the province of Franche-Comté, France. We helped them doing all kinds of construction work without much prior building experience and got hands-on with ecological challenges.

ASUS International Warranty

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ASUS does not have international or actually any kind of warranty outside the country of purchase. They just tell you to go where you bought it. Our previous laptop broke about 1,5 years ago. It was a no-brand one with just one year warranty. When we were selecting the new one, we wanted to have one with two years international warranty to make sure it would serve us for at least that time. After comparing various models and their warranty conditions we ended up trusting in ASUS. The laptop had quite a good price-quality ratio while it was not broken. There were minor compatibility issues with sound card which never worked for simultaneous playback of midi’s and recording the output to audio. Some drivers that came with the laptop were crappy and others crappier, but without using them it was pretty OK.

Burgundy Vineyards

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Renting a summer cottage from Clavoillon in Burgundy Vineyards, France. The province of Burgundy (Bourgogne) is famous for its vineyards and white wine. We spent a month in this beautiful area and continued our cheese pilgrimage.

Two Rivers: La Loire and Rhein

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La Loire in France and Rhein in Germany and Switzerland are like night and day. They are like the blood veins of Europe.

Part 2: Armchair Travelling

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Travel literature review: the world of fiction and reality TV, where life itself is a travel.

Mobile Phone Cliff in Hong Kong

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People come to the world famous Mobile Phone Cliff to throw their mobile phones into the sea in Hong Kong.

Lantau Island, Hong Kong

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After living 2 months in Hong Kong we like it more than in the beginning. We'll be returning to Hong Kong countryside some day, not the city center.

Chinese Anarchist

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Chinese anarchist sounds like something that can not exist, but here is a photograph of one as a proof.

Warm Feet, Happy Feet

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Warm Feet and Happy Feet. This is how Päivi's feet survived the harsh winter in Hong Kong. The winter in Hong Kong was very cold thanks to climate change. Here is a photo about how Päivi's feet survived. It's pretty cold. Hope this photo will warm you up a bit.