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Sep 15, 2016 - Choo Choo! By train to Corte

On Thursday 15 September, we caught a small two-carriage train for a day trip from Ajaccio to Corte. The town of Corte is sometimes referred to as the heart of Corsica as it was the home of the Corsican nationalism movement. Over the centuries, Corsica has been under the control of the Genoese (who built about one hundred watchtowers along the coast), the Pisans and the French. Corsica was an independent country for only 14 years from 1755 to 1769; for the last 250 years, it has been part of France. Nonetheless, there is still political...

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Sep 30, 2009 - Corsica, France

We watched the sunset over Marseille as we said goodbye to the continent, and saw the rising sun as our ship docked 12 hours later, after a restful sleep, in Ajaccio, on the French island of Corsica. Whether you like beaches or mountains, cities or wilderness, Corsica has something for everyone. We sampled a bit of all of it. Ajaccio Ajaccio fancies itself the cosmopolitan centre of Corsica. Seaside, it has a port, a beach and a marina,and of course, the obligatory churches, shops and fort. But it is famous for being the birthplace of...

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Jun 7, 2006 - Corsica: I Shall Return

Copyright 2006 David Rich 1300 Words jdavidrich@yahoo.com C O R S I C A: I S H A L L R E T U R N In a world with 202 countries in the Olympics and 192 in the United Nations, there are few places I'll definitely revisit, such as the tepuis of southern Venezuela, the Picos de Europa in Spain, the Lofeten Islands of Norway, the Aleutian Islands off Alaska, and the Karakorams of Pakistan, places of phenomenal hiking and rugged scenery. Now Corsica has joined the list. For a measly ten days I hiked Corsica's strikingly picturesque hill towns...

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Mar 22, 2005 - Nice, France

I was on my way to Venice, Italy when I met a professional chess player, Slavisa, on the train. He was going to Nice for a chess tournament. I play chess too and after 1.2 seconds of thinking, I thought - why not? I will enter the chess tournament too. I also wanted to see the French Riviera. Spring weather is now drawing lots of tourists here. It was nice to experience good weather after so many days in the cold and snow. I actually walked around in short sleeves. As for the tournament, I played 9 games. I won 4 of them. Just to give an...

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