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Jun 25, 2017 - Worlds somewhat apart

France this time of year has real night time and real day time. Our bodies are much less confused, and we are finally sleeping. We are guests of an old friend of Mo's in this house just south and slightly west of Bergerac. The house has five expansive bedrooms each with bath, a dorm for four or so more, two kitchens, a pool, laundry, wine cellar currently used for a pool table, and two dining areas each with a table large enough for a dozen diners. Quite the change from our room in Bordeaux, in which we did not have enough space between and...

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May 24, 2015 - To the Dordogne

Barcelona2 We have had a great week. The weather has been fair, cold at night and OK during the day with little rain and a good amount of sunshine. Moving south from Niort we had envisaged rolling plains of wheat and maize fields until we reached Dordogne, we were in the main mistaken and the land has been a delight and surprise. I am sitting writing this on stone bench in Bergerac with the Dordogne in front of me. Back to the north of Niort where I closed last week. We left the charming chambres d'hotes and via a few tourist hours in Niort...

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Jul 12, 2006 - Cycle to Creysse via the Vallee de l'Ouyssee

Rocamadour was another mighty relgious and historical center, named after St. Amadour nee' Zacchaeus, a tax collector from Jericho in the time of Christ, who was apparently advised by the Virgin Mary to come to France and live out his years as a hermit. His body was discovered in the 12th Century, perfectly preserved. (Really I don't make this stuff up!) As tales of the miraculous find spread, the faithful began to arrive in droves from all over Europe, and the rest, as they say, is history! No, I really mean, history. That latter part...

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