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Oct 2, 2018 - Mountains and sea

My birthday started with our group singing Happy Birthday at breakfast and a card with messages from all in the group and has ended with dinner tonight and a special bottle of wine. So a short entry tonight and unfortunately no photos because the connection is too slow. We travelled north today initially inland but then along lovely coast then inland again as no coastal road right around but we came to an area where we all got off the bus and walked the next kilometre or so to take in the magnificent rock formations of the red granite. Just...

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Oct 1, 2018 - Bonifacio to Ajaccio

Leaving Bonifacio we travelled inland. Houses now are stone and no longer the pretty Mediterranean pastels, but they have their own charm. Corsica is a region of France, not what all people want and there is still a strong element seeing Corsican identity as the most important. Corsica is divided by a mountains range from the North West to the South East with granite in the more northerly and limestone in the South as we saw yesterday when the ferry brought us in to the white cliffs. Our first stop was at the village of Sartene where we...

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Sep 8, 2018 - Ajaccio

Arrived at Ajaccio yesterday. Visited the Napoleon museum and learned more about him than we ever wanted to know. We attended a polyphonic corses concert last night. One of us enjoyed it and for the other, it was the most painful hour and one half of the his life. Today we took a short ride to the outskirts of the city and a beach and then toured the art museum of old masters. There is a large cruise ship here today so lots of tourists. Interesting relationship exists between the Corsicans and the French. They don't like each other but...

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Italian Islands 2018

Sep 13, 2016 - Scenic splendour of Corsica

It will be challenging to do justice in either words or photos to the amazing mountain and coastal scenery of Corsica, but here is my attempt. On Monday 12 September, we had a 50 minute flight from Nice to Ajaccio, the capital of Corsica and Napoleon's birthplace. Our hotel is the Hotel Napoleon, the Main Street is Rue du Napoleon and as the photos show, Napoleon even features in ads for coke (he is probably turning in his grave). We were delighted to feel the cool sea breeze in Ajaccio that made the still high 20s / early 30s temperatures...

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Aug 5, 2012 - Ajaccio, Corsica

We had planned on rising later today, but the children were up and around early - quite unlike yesterday when we needed to be on our way at 8:00 am. We had breakfast and watched the ship dock at Ajaccio, Corsica. It looked a pretty town, with buildings cascading down to the sea and a marina full of interesting yachts. One in particular caught our eye - the Mogabo - which was large and looked extremely expensive! Christine decided to have a quiet day and stay on board. The rest of us left and walked a sort distance to a beach where we all...

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Oct 20, 2011 - Corsica

We decided to take one last big excursion for our last weekend. We listed off some choices to the girls and the clear winner was Corsica, the third largest island in the Mediterranean, still a part of France. This was not because they cared particularly about Corsica, but because it involved an overnight ferry ride! We boarded the ferry in our car in Toulon at 8pm, departure at 9pm. We had a cabin with 4 bunkbeds and the girls were overcome with excitement. We explored all over the ship, but mostly the girls wanted to be in that cabin,...

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Le Mais Huskers

Sep 20, 2007 - Corsica!

Hey All, So I really wanted to go to Greece after finishing up in Nice, I even found a cheap cruise where I would've gotten to go to turkey but the only slightly reasonable flights I could find had me training to Milan to fly to athens to fly back to milan to fly back to Lille which realistically weren't all that reasonable really. But my french prof told us about Corsica which is a French island but is also actually have italian and they're really separatist. Kinda like Quebec really I suppose... except all the street signs are in french...

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