along the Meuse - Houx to Dinant

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La Maussacoise 2017 – walking Europe

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Maussac is a tiny commune hidden away in the middle of France. Once a year, it comes to life with a major sporting event – «La Maussacoise ». In May this year, hundreds of cyclists and walkers descended on the sleepy village one sunny Sunday morning....

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travel tips from the flying kiwi

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Note: although this article was written in 2006 it is still relevant today…. TRAVEL TIPS - The Do's and Don't's of dressing on the Continent Every seasoned traveller’s dilemma must be how to dress to blend in with the local scene. How does one know what...

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Romantic Rome

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The romantic Rome of Keats and Shelley is still there – the breathtaking beauty of blue skies, towering pines and ancient monuments…. Visitors can still admire the colossal Coliseum, greedily snap priceless treasures, take never-ending selfies on a stick...

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Climb every mountain…..tra la la !!!!!

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For someone who first wet her boots in the *Tararuas a considerable number of years ago, climbing in Switzerland is a completely different ball game. On Sundays in summer, the “Prealps” a few minutes drive from Fribourg, are riddled with family groups-...

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Fribourg walks

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30 walks around Fribourg from the Flying Kiwi Switzerland is a walke r's paradi se. Everywhere you go, walking circuits are clearly marked on yellow panels. You a re guaranteed an enjoyable circuit in lush pastures or silent forests away from the noise...

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Swiss Walks index

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Switzerland in summer is the perfect place to walk. Here is a selection of interesting places for hiking and visiting. These walks are suitable for day trips lasting from 3-4 hours. for photos please click on place names below Allières Col de Jaman Caux...

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