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Sete

The last of France

overcast 10 °C

We met up with the Clarkes in Sete, where we went to a professional volley ball game (sorry, no pics :(), an adventure park, and lots of other cool things. Sete is a little town (with dog poo EVERYWHERE!) that covers an entire hill, and is located right on the coast. It was fairly cold when we went there, (despite what everyone said about, wow the south is so hot!) so we just stayed for a week and a bit. It was really fun, with the Clarkes.

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Haha... crazy advertisement... crazy picture.

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The big hike up the mountain that is in the very center of the city of Sete.

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Up on top.

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We decided to go "adventuring" with the Clarkes, at an adventure park, which turned out to be a big highlight of our trip to Sete.

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One of the courses (the easiest one :)

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Zipligning.

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Mom's concentrating VERY hard.

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Off you go...

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Whee!!!

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Almost there!

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Now just climb the sketchy ladder...

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I'm supposed to ride that??

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And ride the skate board...

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Before you go, be sure to pray...

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And then ride!

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You know the fishing boat came in when...

Thanks for reading! Meg

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Bayeux, Normandie

Encore en France!

sunny 15 °C

We stayed at this awesome little 500 year old farm house for a week (that was actually used as a kind of hospital thing, during world war 2!), in Normandy. They had lotsa fish, 3 goats, 3 ducks, 7 guinea pigs, 4 bunnies, some chickens, and 10ish sheep. There was even a chestnut tree, walnut tree, and a huge apple orchard.

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These were a few of the guinea pigs.

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Some cows in the field beside our place.

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Some of the bunnies.

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Feeding the ducks...

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A local kid, coming to feed the goats.

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Our renter, in the orchard.

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The sheep.

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This is what a chestnut looks like, when it's just popping out of the tree.

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The gorgeous trails that were all around in the greenbelt beside our place.

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One day, we went to a chocolate factory. As you can see, some of them are a bit pricey!

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So I got chocolate pigs for 4 Euroes, the cheapest thing in there!

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One day we went to a Canadian memorial graveyard. It was so sad, because there were so many young soldiers, who averaged 18 years old.

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Haha, can you see the guy texting, to the very right? ^ (Just a random sign)

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This is Mac in the map room at where we stayed. It's got all the maps and stuff of WWII, and airplane models, and they're all representing the war, it's pretty interesting. Sorry I don't know the whole story. If you want to know more, email Mac... :)

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This was a creepy church in Bayeux.

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These photo's were taken at the D-day beaches. The beaches were beautiful, but very sad.

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Next we went to Mont St. Michel.

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Mom at one of the garden's inside the Abbey, up top.

Nice Mummafied rat...

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And byebye from the birds!

CHEERIO

M

Posted by megan prawdzik 00:11 Archived in France Comments (0)

Paris, ma cherie

the shopping capital of the world...

sunny 17 °C

We met up with the boys in Paris (our arrivals were 5 mins apart!), and we spent 4 days in the shopping capital of the world! It was awesome, and filled with lotsa yummy cheese and anything you can get at a bakery ;).

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Haha... the bread& cheese.

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There were these dude's with machine guns everywhere, just walking around

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Can you guess what that is?

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Waiting in line to go up... isn't Mac so pretty!

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A view of the line from up top.

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A view of some famous place... I forget what it is (the big temple thing).

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A view of the city. Where we stayed is exactly right to the left of the really tall black building in the background. We saw it from our telescope. :)

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Dad making me pose for weird pictures... :)

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Lotsa cafes there.

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The catacombs of Paris. There's over 6 000 000 bodies buried down there, and apparently lot's of drug deelers have their lairs down there too.

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Creepy Harry-Potter-looking-goblet down there.

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Le Cathedrale de Nottre Dame.

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A few close ups on the stone people on the side of the cathedrale.

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A couple of the amazing stain glass windows.

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A picture of one of the exhibits inside the Nottre Dame. ^

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The gateway to the Palace of Versailles.

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A cool statue.

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One of the amazing ceiling paintings.

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The chandelier room.

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Child abuse!

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Don't you wish that you had a bed like that!

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And the proof of someone... not so smart... It says sale from the 5th to the 15th of October, starting on the 9th of October. Get it? :) :)

Adieu, Megan :)

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Turkey

The best place EVERRRRR! (maybe...)

sunny 25 °C

Moving on to Turkey, where we spent an awesome week doing awesome stuff with the Toews. It was such an awesome time. Turkey is such a cool place, I think everyone should absolutely for sure go there! (And be sure to go with the Toews, I'm pretty sure that was half the fun (or more)!!)

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First up, a nice big hello to Whitehorse, from the crew. ^

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When we got off our little ferry, we were met by these dudes ^ who were playing cultural Turkish music! It was really cool. They also had a free bazaar with all of the turkish delights and deep fried doughnuts you could want!

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Athena's temple at another ruined city.

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One day, we decided to do a canyon hike, to a beautiful waterfall. The sign was very encouraging!

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The boys fell in pretty quick, so they just took a dip. :)

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Some parts were a little sketchy...

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Here's the waterfall!

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There's cats everywhere, in Greece and Turkey. These ones were just tiny. So cute!

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Shopping at the market...

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Eating yummy crepes!

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Playing President at our hotel (I'm prez of course! :P)

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And again on our boat trip. (We only lost one card in the wind btw!)

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Swimming, still on boat trip.

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A view of the boats...

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Some ruins...

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Then we went to Ephasus, where we did a great job of reenacting Hurculese (no idea how to spell that!)

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Still Ephasus... the great theater

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Hahahaha! What a good show in the theater...

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The great library of Ephasus.

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Moving on to Pamucale. The white stone looking stuff is all calcium build up, from hundreds of years. In the old old old days, people would come from everywhere to bath, because they thought of it as a healing spa.

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Les pamplemooses...

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Up close to a big juicy grape fruit. There was fruit trees everywhere there. We had a grape fruit tree right off our porch! And a lime tree, and a banana tree.

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Classic Turkey... at least there honest...

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Woohoo!

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One night we went for dinner and a show, so here's the dudes...

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Awesome male belly dancer suit. Next year for Halloween guys!!

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Sol and I joined in the show to strut our stuff.

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Next we went to the turtle rehab center, to visit the turtles. Sol and I even got into a local paper, because we looked so awesome in our turtle shirts :P.

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Posing for the camera's...

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Putting the trackers on.

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Being released once again into the ocean.

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Big crowds to see them off.

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Handstants at Turtle beach.

Missing you!! Megan

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The Old Town of Rhodos

Still in Greece!

sunny 20 °C

After Santorini, we took a slow and sleepless over night ferry (Ugg!!!) to the Greek island of Rhodos, where we spent 2 days exploring.

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Cool old road...

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And another...

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The walled city of Rhodos.

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Shopping!!

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We found a creepy dungeon thing, hidden away in this castle thinger, and we found the door... unlocked!! We were too chicken to explore though, so no real stories about that place :). And besides, it was dark and we didn't have a flash light!

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We are so graceful...
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A castle (sorry, don't remember which) that was built 900 B.C!

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A boat carving on the side of the castle.

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A view of an awesome lagoon atop the castle (the view, not the lagoon).

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Ruins on top.

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Don't you wish you had one?

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And... who's hobby is doing laundry???

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The boys go for a donkey ride... (we took the gondola)

Hope you've enjoyed!! Megan :)

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