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May 6, 2010 - France: Corsica

While Kim and Kendall were in Paris, Cayman and Jason met Bernard in Corsica. We went to Cap Corse and visited Bernard's family's old house in a convent where he can trace his family back to 1500. Afterward we hiked the Mare a Mare Sud for a few days with some of Bernard's friends, then we went to Bonifacio for 2 days. After a stop in Corte, we took a small gauge railway back to Bastia.

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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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Aug 27, 2009 - 14 aug 09

14 08 09 – Well just when you thought it was safe.... The laundry was due back from the company in Ajaccio but we were in Propriano – No problem, they are only a couple of towns over, so Mandy gave them a call and they told her it would cost 300 euro for a taxi to come, which both she and we were a little affronted at and we said that we would hire a car and come and get it for that. No no she would organise something. Well, when the laundry finally arrived in the marina, the two fellows delivering it were a little shady and the bill was...

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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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Oct 3, 2006 - Day 6

As agreed, today we lounged. Robert woke before me and took a stroll through Calvi. He also took in breakfast, without me....so sad, but honestly, I would rather sleep. And, after missing lunch yesterday (damn that 2 hour window for lunch), Robert was determined not to miss a meal in France again. Finally, I dragged myself from bed and that beautiful view from bed and joined Robert strolling through Calvi. We decided it was time for lunch. Since we were already at the port (us and the yachts), we opted to stay here. But, as you can imagine,...

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Oct 2, 2006 - Day 5

Calvi, Calvi, Calvi....oh, so beautiful. We woke up to sun, shine and the sea. One could really get used to this and I think one would want to! We opted to forego the uber-expensive breakfast at our hotel (even though it is a great place to stay http://hostellerie-abbaye.com/) and take a two minute walk to the one of the cafes for pain au chocolat, fresh-squeezed orange juice and coffee. Just love sitting outside, watching the world meander by. It was a great way to start the day. In our compromise, Robert agreed to go with me on the...

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Oct 1, 2006 - Day 4

After the disappointments of last night, we woke up late (ok I did) and grumpy (both of us). Breakfast on the terrasse lost its charm and the music of the Saigne could not sooth. We didn't even really talk during breakfast. Major travel lesson, when you are dissatisfied with your environment, nothing, no matter how spectacular or unique, is impressive or interesting. Even thought we liked the place the first night, after our mediocre meal, everything was tarnished. Fortunately, today was going to our first day in Corsica, so we had...

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Jul 17, 2006 - Barcelona to the French Riviera

Today we left Spain to go back to France (The French Riviera, Nice) the drive was ten hours long. We had a service stop along the way for loo stops and food. We arrived at the French Riviera before driving to the hotel and had dinner which was horrible - we had salad which tasted off, something they liked to call fish and some ice-cream. We then just hung out by the pool where I actually spilt a glass of coke all over the back of Jersey's (Sean) t-shirt; needless to say he wasn't happy as we had all just packed our clothes up from our...

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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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Sep 17, 2005 - Cruising Corsica

Truly, we had no idea the natural beauty and rich history that awaited us on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. All we knew was that we had a sailboat to pick up in Propriano; so we boarded an overnight ferry in Marseilles, which turned out to be somewhat of a cruise-liner named the "Danielle Casanova". We were flabergasted at the efficiency and luxury with which the huge ship ran, complete with restaurants, shops, spa, swimming pool, night club with live band, children's play area (yes!) and our cabin with private bathroom, which slept...

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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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