When I was christened, it would seem that the plan had not been in my parents mind for me to move to France. As if it wasn’t already enough that my surname is a girls first name in most of the world, it was decided that I be given a first name that to the French is a girls name. Now that I have actually moved to France, the French bureaucracy is struggling to get its head … [Read more...]
Archives for November 2011
Travel insurance nightmares: will you be OK without it?
Today’s featured guest post was provided by Tom, representing money supermarket. By happy co-incidence, this post is all about a trip to France, which is somewhere I’m very interested in reading about, given that I’ve just moved here. So thanks to Tom for that. Read on to find out about why travel insurance is so important for your travels. Plenty of us will be embarking … [Read more...]
The Best Day Hikes in New Zealand
After a year in Australia, I summarised my three favourite day hikes in that wondrous country. It seems only fair therefore to give New Zealand a similar treatment, particularly since hiking (or tramping, as it is known locally), is a major highlight of any visit to New Zealand. All the hikes in this section are possible in a day for a reasonably fit person. If you’re not … [Read more...]