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Anne and Arnud, restoring my faith in the French

San Blas Islands, Panama


It’s been a long time coming, but at last my faith has been restored. At the risk of sounding totally American, I used to dislike the French as a rule. It has a lot to do with being robbed by a group of French hoodlums (did I just use that word?) 10 years ago. So when they approached me and encouraged me to join them aboard the Tropicturd I took a leap of faith. I will no longer think badly of the French, in fact I’m considering going back as a tourist.

They are so lovely that they’ve actually continued to be nice to Captain Jekyll to his face, while I throw in sarcastic comments or just try to avoid speaking to him all together. I knew I would like them as soon as Arnud told me with a chuckle that he’s a merchant seaman. Their English is not very strong, and my French is non-existant, so we often speak Spanish, which turns out to be the perfect language in which to complain about Captain Jekyll without him catching on. Not only that, they’re the type of couple that is low-maintenance and no-fuss, come to think of it I hope I’m not restoring their dislike for Americans!


permalink written by  kate_hansen2005 on July 7, 2010 from San Blas Islands, Panama
from the travel blog: Confessions of a Flashpacker, A California Girl’s Search for the Perfect Beach…
tagged French, Anne and Arnud

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Moroccan's Spirit

Marrakech, Morocco


We decided to escape winter month in England to somewhere not too far; reasons are
1 you know kid on the plane only last 2 hours before they fed up and started to annoyed you.
2 coming close to Christmas now, end of the year, not much left to spend.
3 France, Spain, cold cold, where else, I have to use my travel knowledge to the limit.

Now i can't afford Dubai or any middle east countries as they are now footballer playgrounds, North Africa sounds hot to me as part of Sahara Desserts Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco are the big 3.

We pined down to Morocco now and have to choose between Agadir and Marrakech. To be fair, we love beach holiday and never spend a holiday without beach unless i went back to Chiang Mai, Thailand, my home town to visit my family. For some reason, we gave it a go, Marrakesh for 1 week in December 2011 anywhere else would have been better than England. Why not?

Got there it was lovely

permalink written by  neverending on December 12, 2011 from Marrakech, Morocco
from the travel blog: North Africa
tagged Mountain, People, Holiday, Morocco, Family, Snow, Winter, Summer, Dessert, Hot, Marrakech, French, Friendly, December, PanoramicView, SnakeCharmer and MintTea

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