Monthly Archives: September 2011

Five things I have loved about my visit to La Rochelle …

Meeting a great team of bloggers and photographers – @budgettraveller, @IsabellesTravel, @malloryontravel, @TravelDudes – and wandering around with them, taking photographs and enjoying the city.  Very supportive, very hard-working, totally engaged – it’s a privilege to be here with them and to … Continue reading

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Five things to do in La Rochelle!

Here are five suggestions of things to do if you visit La Rochelle in the Poitou-Charentes region of France.  http://www.visit-poitou-charentes.com: Visit the covered market for all manner of delicious foods, flowers or for that bottle of Pineau (a regional speciality). Climb … Continue reading

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How do you travel to La Rochelle?

La Rochelle in Poitou-Charentes is very easily reached from the UK. By boat: Brittany Ferries, Condor Ferries, Norfolkline, P&O Ferries, SeaFrance, SpeedFerries Ltd, LDLines and Irish Ferries have regular links with the French Channel ports.  All the ports are within half … Continue reading

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J’adore La Rochelle

As you might be seeing some of our tweets from our current blogging trip to La Rochelle (hashtag:  #LaRochelle), I thought it might be useful to give you some information about where we are. (www.visit-poitou-charentes.com) La Rochelle is one of the … Continue reading

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The Most Unique Pool in the World?

Inspired by Rome’s famed landmark, The Coliseum Pool at the luxury resort Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California (www.pelicanhill.com) has to be classed as one of the most strikingly unique pools ever seen, anywhere.  Here are five key fast facts: … Continue reading

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A3 Wanderings: Lazy Sunday lunch at the Bat & Ball Inn, Hambledon

This is a pub or rather “Inn” that I have wanted to re-visit for several years so one Sunday, I decided to take the bull by the horns and do so. Sitting outside with the Hound, a cricket match being played opposite, it … Continue reading

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A3 Wanderings: The Cradle of Cricket

I last visited the Bat & Ball, Hambledon on the occasion of the Millennium, having decided to mark the great event by having dinner near the “cradle of the modern game” of cricket with a crowd of cricket mad friends. … Continue reading

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