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Sep 6, 2018 - Corte

Better bus day. For me and the bus! Visited the oldest church on Corsica and then traveled to Corte. It is a very clean and tidy town. In the city museum we saw a replica of the 14th century brotherhood and unlike the KKK they were not the bad guys but those that just refused to be seen to take a political stance on issues. A bit strange. We are staying at a hotel along a gorge that offers terrific views.

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Sep 5, 2018 - Cape Corse

It was a tough day. Six hours or so on narrow, windy roads. I did not fare well nor did our bus. About a km from downtown Bastia, the air brakes gave out and the bus came to a grinding stop (in rush hour traffic on a narrow, windy road). We walked to our next tour stop and a replacement bus brought us safely home. Tomorrow we have only an hour and a half ride. ☺️

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Sep 3, 2018 - Arrived at Bastia, Corsica

We arrived at Bastia, Corsica about 3:30 p.m. It was a relatively smooth journey. No flight attendant, pilot or ATC strike. Worrying about them for the last week did the job, I guess. Our cabbie from the airport to our hotel introduced us to the narrow island roads, and the crazy cabbies (115 km in a 70 kmph zone and right on the bumper of the guy in front of us). Our hotel is quite plain but has great access to the beach. We should have a quiet day tomorrow before we have a group dinner.

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Feb 21, 2018 - Bastia: Corsica

The short drive to Livorno went effortlessly and allowed time for coffee and pastries in the town centro. A walk around was next during which we checked out the local ancient fort and some local streets. Being a Saturday it was market day and the place was buzzing. Stalls covered numerous streets which was a little overwhelming until we came across the main attraction. A massive building incorporating even more stalls. No matter the overall size the markets were packed with shoppers so we took off. After some minor confusion we finally...

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Jan 11, 2014 - The Land of Napoleon

The Land of Napoleon Corsica has the feeling of the wild west, not just in the way that it looks, but in the attitude of the native Corsicans. During the mid-1800’s, vendetta killings to protect family honor were rampant, and those born and raised on the island still maintain a fierceness in their aura, something just under the surface. Mountains make up two-thirds of the island, forming a single chain, and the interior is sparsely populated by hardy souls living in tiny hilltop towns perched precariously on the sides of snowcapped peaks....

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Jun 7, 2012 - We complete the circle

Flat plains and we finally see some agriculture. Large paddocks with centre pivot irrigators. The sea on our right and the mountains on our left. We finally reach Bastia and locate our Best and Western Hotel – unload our luggage and then return the vehicle. We walk back to the hotel – all up hill – sort our luggage ready for tomorrow and then walk downtown for a wander and our evening meal. Have really enjoyed Corsica. Very scenic, lovely villages and people. Mind, if you are prone to car sickness then probably not a good idea.

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Apr 12, 2011 - Corse

Bonjour, La Corse! D’abord d’un point de vue géographique, du point le plus au Sud à celui le plus au Nord il y a 182 km. Ciel bleu, sommet des montagnes enneigés, falaises très escarpées, parfois de belles plages de sable blanc et une mer d’un bleu turquoise. J’y suis arrivé de la Sardaigne par mer. Un traversier (1 heure) de Santa Teresa à Bonifacio, sentinelle de la Corse. Déjà l’arrivée est assez impressionnante par la scène qui est imposée. Les photos parlent d’elles-mêmes. Je prends possession de mon auto à l’aéroport de Figari, et...

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