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France

SOLD !

YESSSSSSS !! Against all odds (we think) we sold our little apartment in the French Alps. We had it for almost 17 years and we LOVED our times living there. And quite frankly, our last trip to the region to

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Find us in the Alps now…..

Yup, that’s where we will be the next 4 weeks, riding our favorite mountain passes on the BMW, hiking to see the marmottes and eagles, sipping coffee on a village square, enjoying the views from our balcony. So if you

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No I am not Mr. Niceguy anymore…..

In a discussion that ensued on another website it was declared that ‘we’ in western Europe should be MORE tolerant towards others. It all started after France ‘cleaned up’ some illegal gipsy camps in THEIR country. Well, I’ve experienced the

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You know you’re in France……

  ….. when you open the fridge and subsequently faint from the cheese smell jumping at you ! Nina and I DO have some different tastes ! 😉 You also know you’re in France when you cannot get any international

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Spring!

Sorry for being absent for a while. Actually, I still am. Nina and I settled in our Eagles Nest for a few weeks, taking in the snow, the sunshine, the sweat……. we’ve been skiing for 5 afternoons, been walking, and

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We should NEVER let this ‘die’

  ‘This’ being our awesome mountain world. And it IS dying, melting, eroding, being polluted, being filled with ski lifts and snowboard ramps, parkings and ski run restaurants. But the again, who can stop ‘progress’ ? We’re now at 40

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Travel Season Starts

Yup, it’s that time of year again, when everything starts itching… and even the sun comes out from time to time 🙂 We can’t complain, really, had a VERY warm end of April already. And Nina has done HER bit

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An Israeli Airport in the Alps

  Errrrrrrm…… well, alright, not quite. Fact is that we ‘landed’ in our mountain retreat again last week and celebrated New Year here in the snow. But at the same time we’ve been working hard to get Ben Gurion for

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Snow is good!

Well, at least for the visitors statistics of my EuropeRides website. These past 2 weeks the site gets bombarded by people looking for road conditions in Europe, mainly in France. Looking at the stats it seems that UK residents are

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Heading south soon

Yup, it is that time of year again. Time to start preparing to head south, where the days are longer and the roads more twisty. Mind you, we don’t necessarily need to travel to the Alps to get our share

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Back from France

…. for a while, leaving again in 3 weeks. Lots of ‘stuff’ happened between now and the last post (and most of it was mentioned on Facebook already). To summarize; had several mishaps with trailer, motorcycle, back….. new car has

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French Biker Power !

Apparently the French politicians – like most of their counterparts all over the world – have nothing better to do than come up with anal retentive ideas. Recently one of them came up with the brilliant idea to forbid lane

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Vacation or Work?

I tell you, this is a tough question. This year we’re in France for 6 weeks and no way I can be away from the Internet and my business for that long. So I brought the Flightsim PC and the

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We’re back where we belong…

  … at least for a few weeks. Speeding along our road up to the villages after having been down to the town in the valley for food shopping. More news when we have it…. and when the sun comes

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Méribel, here we come !

  Nina and I will be leaving tomorrow morning for our place in Les Allues. Weather isn’t good yet, but is said to clear during the week. Snow a-plenty, new snow tires under the Jeep, lots of new energy to

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FSAddon’s progress…….

Yet another 3/4 of a day with heavy headaches hasn’t stopped me from making progress. I think I’ll open yet another blog, related to migraine only. That way I don’t have to bore you with it here. The good news

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See why I am happy !?

  And we’re only halfway done I think…. after 18 months! But she flies, albeit with a borrowed flight model. I don’t know if I’ll attempt another aircraft after this one. Man, what an ordeal! But hopefully we’ll get her

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More visitors !!!

  I am happy. And amazed! My long-time Internet presence finally seems to start being felt…. the number of actual visitors to my sites is on the rise! For the combined FSAddon sites we’re nearing the ONE MILLION mark !!!

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