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Down but not out in Paris. Part three.

Working split-shifts meant that I had a few hours every day to do chores, go for a run or wander about town. After the first two weeks when the hotel was no longer taking the security deposit for the flat out of my wages, I found myself with enough extra money each week to do mor ...

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Down but not out in Paris. Part two.

The staff accommodation was small and busy. The three-room apartment would have been perfect for a small family or a couple. With my arrival it was the crowded home to two French guys, three Algerians and a bloke from Cameroon who had the dubious privilege of being my new roomie. ...

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Down but not out in Paris. Part one

‘Vous voulez laver les vassailles?’ · ‘Oui.’ · ‘Mais Pourquoi?’ · I then pushed the absolute limits of my schoolboy French attempting to explain to the bemused man across the desk that I was inspired by George Orwell’s description of life as a scullion in ‘Down and out in Paris a ...

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I enjoy writing. It’s not the torture that some experience and the only major problem I have with it is that Life gets in the way too much. Without work, socialising and personal hygiene, there would be more time spent pecking away at a keyboard but a need to eat and not live in ...

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Windswept and interesting. Iceland 2000 part three.

The three zombies step back as the bus to Reykjavik comes to a dusty halt. We load our gear, hand over 4,500 kroner to the driver and climb on board. The coach is warm and comfy and stops at lots of interesting places en route. I point something out to the other two only to find ...

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Glacier Days. Iceland 2000 part two.

This is the second instalment of a three-part account. The first can be found here; https://ie.bebee.com/producer/lovin-a-cold-climate-AV5LwOHE1AVz · The journey around the southern Icelandic coast ended at the foot of the Hoffellsjökull glacier which flowed off from the great ma ...

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Lovin' a cold climate. Iceland 2000 part one.

Iceland 2000. · The snow started to fall, the wind blew sharply across the campsite and the fabric of the tent was flapping. · I though, was flapping more as I tried to thread a second needle to fix the tear in the flysheet of the tent that was to be our home for the next month. ...

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Visit and Enjoy Spain!

Spain is a country that fast becomes an addiction · If you’re visiting Spain for the first time, be warned: this is a country that fast becomes an addiction. You might intend to come just for a beach holiday, a walking tour or a city break, but before you know it you’ll find your ...

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Carry that weight. (In a well fitting rucksack.)

The above is a diagram of a human back, which can easily be viewed as a marvel of evolutionary engineering. An S-shaped spinal column surrounding and protecting our essential nerves cushions shock from ground impact to the brain. · The spine prevents our posture from resembling t ...

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Wandering Through Beautiful Malaga, Spain

Wandering Through Beautiful Malaga, Spain · (Malaga Cathedral) · Miles and miles of beautiful beaches stretch along the sun drenched Mediterranean coast of Spain, the Costa del Sol.  Malaga lies as the gateway to this stunning section of Spain. · (Costa del Sol) · For the travele ...

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New York City Financial District Overview

(Ellis Island, taken from Battery Park) · New York City Financial District Overview · (9/11 Memorial Reflecting Pool) As a child, I vaguely remember driving through New York City with my parents.  We did not stop.  I recall the skyscrapers, but nothing else. · (Looking back at Ma ...

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