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Riviera Rose

Joined 9 years ago from South of France

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  • Ten Outstanding Restaurants on the French Riviera
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    Ten Outstanding Restaurants on the French Riviera

    2 months ago

    A look at ten of the most outstanding restaurants on the French Riviera, and how you don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy an incredible gastronomic experience.

  • How to Choose Your Perfect Holiday Home
    14

    How to Choose Your Perfect Holiday Home

    2 months ago

    Ideas on what to look out for when choosing a holiday rental, from proximity of pool to villa layout and local amenities.

  • Shoptastic Riviera!
    12

    Shoptastic Riviera!

    2 months ago

    An overview of the kinds of things you might like to buy during a visit to the French Riviera.

  • The Thirteen Christmas Desserts of Provence
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    The Thirteen Christmas Desserts of Provence

    2 months ago

    Traditionally in Provence on Christmas Eve you eat thirteen desserts, which represent Jesus and the Apostles. This might seem daunting, but you only need a mouthful or two of each, and most are natural and healthy.

  • Shoptastic Istanbul!
    11

    Shoptastic Istanbul!

    2 months ago

    An overview of all the incredible things you can buy in Istanbul, including rugs and kilims, cushion covers, ceramics, jewellery, teas and spices and of course Turkish Delight.

  • Incredible Istanbul
    9

    Incredible Istanbul

    2 months ago

    An overview of Istanbul and all its surprises, including the locals' love of cats, the fantastic food, a trip up the Bosphorous, mosques, sight-seeing and of course, the shopping.

  • Shoptastic India!
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    Shoptastic India!

    2 months ago

    An overview of some of the wonderful shopping bargains to be found in India. Silks and pashminas, wall-hangings, jewellery, paintings, brassware, teas and spices, rugs and kilims - there's an incredible choice.

  • Quintessentially Provence?
    4

    Quintessentially Provence?

    2 months ago

    An overview of all the produce traditionally associated with Provence and their true origins.

  • Postcard From Beirut
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    Postcard From Beirut

    2 months ago

    A brief account of a trip to Beirut, Lebanon, in the mid-90s, as the place was being rebuilt, and stumbling into a cafe with a difference.

  • Expat Memories: Cyprus
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    Expat Memories: Cyprus

    2 months ago

    Expat life in Limassol, Cyprus, the southern and Greek part of the island. Living and working there, and the incredible travel opportunities it offers, including to Jordan, Lebanon and Israel.

  • The French Riviera on a Budget
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    The French Riviera on a Budget

    2 months ago

    An insider's account of all the places you can visit, and things to see and do on the French Riviera, without costing a fortune.

  • Expat Memories: Rome, Italy
    4

    Expat Memories: Rome, Italy

    2 months ago

    A story about living and working in Rome, the eternal city - a beautiful place but not necessarily the most practical!

  • Expat Memories: Hong Kong
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    Expat Memories: Hong Kong

    2 months ago

    An account of expat life in Hong Kong, before the handover to China. Having spent six months travelling around India and South-east Asia, how the author managed to get both an apartment and a great job within just one week of arriving in the place known as Fragrant Harbour.

  • Expat Memories: Oslo, Norway
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    Expat Memories: Oslo, Norway

    2 months ago

    A nostalgic look back at expat life in Oslo, the capital of Norway, in the late 70s. Edvard Munch, cross-country skiing and that fantastic caramel-flavoured goats cheese.

  • Succulents: The Plants of the Future?
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    Succulents: The Plants of the Future?

    2 months ago

    An overview of drought-resistant plants that are easy to propagate and fun to work with, and which, perhaps best of all, really don't need that much water.

  • My Day with the Dalai Lama
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    My Day with the Dalai Lama

    2 months ago

    An account of an impromptu workshop with the Dalai Lama in Sarnath, close to Varanasi, India. A fascinating mix of cultures, from Tibetan monks to German hippies, in a setting that resembled a cattle pen.

  • My Ten Favourite Places in India
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    My Ten Favourite Places in India

    2 months ago

    A brief travelogue of India, surely the most fascinating place on earth, with a selection of ten of the author's personal favourite places.

  • Provencal Herbs - Their Culinary and Curative Uses
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    Provencal Herbs - Their Culinary and Curative Uses

    2 months ago

    A look at all the herbs typically found in Provence, with ideas on what to do with them.

  • Rural French Life: The Brocante
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    Rural French Life: The Brocante

    2 months ago

    A look at a typical French flea market, or car boot sale, with experiences of both shopping there and having a stall and selling one's own belongings.

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