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Duck&PastryFest2016: anniversaire in Bordeaux

Duck&PastryFest2016: anniversaire in Bordeaux

A birthday wouldn’t be a birthday without  a good amount of pastry and wine. At least my birthday wouldn’t be! Faced with the final year of my 20s, I decided all I really wanted to do was revisit beautiful South West France and relive a bit of my time spent in the region surrounding Bordeaux…over three … Continue reading

Port. Porto. Portugal

Port. Porto. Portugal

Porto. A wine connoisseur’s dream. Would we call ourselves connoisseurs? Certainly we are enthusiasts. As we skipped off for our long anticipated, girls long weekend in the much famed second city of Portugal I wondered, ‘what do you get when you mix five Australian women and a city famed for fortified wine?’ Let’s just say we put … Continue reading

Buon compleanno! My birthday in Tuscany

Buon compleanno! My birthday in Tuscany

Recently returned from an absolutely amazing 6 day trip to Florence and Cinque Terra and I have so many things going through my head that I’ve decided this can’t just be one blog post. So first and most importantly, my birthday! I have had some amazing birthdays; my 21st on the beach in New Caledonia, … Continue reading

Périgueux Top Ten

Périgueux Top Ten

Sadly I have moved on from my wonderful séjour in the gastronomic heart of France. But here is my top ten for future lucky travelers. 1. Markets across three squares on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Lively, French and yummy. 2. A walk (or canoe) and picnic along the voir verte on the river l’Isle for … Continue reading

Périgord wine country

Périgord wine country

Ahh our last weekend outing in Dordogne. So incredibly sad. We left our visit to Bergerac, in Périgord Pourpre , as a final excursion around this region. As a warm up we went for some red wine on Friday night with some teachers from Nontron and then we departed, a bit weary (some more so than others!), … Continue reading