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Free family fun in Nice

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I've recently had the pleasure of writing a guest post for one of my favourite travel blogs, The World is a Book all about free things to do in Nice with children as part of a series of free things to do in cities all over the world.
views from Castle Hill Nice

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A day in my life

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Today I'm being featured in a series on the daily reality of expat life on my friend Clara's blog The Expat Partner's Survival Guide.  The idea of the series is to show what really goes on in an expat's life - the nitty gritty ordinary stuff that never gets written about, to debunk the myth that it's all cocktail parties, long lunches and domestic help.

It starts like this....

breakfast at Lou Messugo

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The Frenchness of Guadeloupe

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For the nineth post in the series on far-flung France we're going back to Guadeloupe, to take another look at this beautiful island, this time from a visitor's point of view.  Our visitor is Rachel, a writer who likes to "take the road less travelled by" on her blog Rachel's Ruminations.

Guadeloupe waterfall

 
Guest post by Rachel Heller at Rachel's Ruminations

There’s something very odd about how the France and the Caribbean come together in Martinique and Guadeloupe, both of which are “DOM-TOMs,” short for départements et territoires d'outre-mer, or overseas departments and territories.They are officially part of France itself.

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5 reasons to visit French Polynesia

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Today we're back with the series on far-flung France, and boy do I have a treat for you!  After a break of a couple of months I think you'll agree this one is worth the wait; it's a visual feast, visiting paradise on earth in the form of French Polynesia, which falls into yet another category of overseas French territories, the COM (collectivité d'outre-mer). My guest writer today is Mary Solio, an island girl at heart who loves cruising, National Parks & traveling the world with her two kids in tow . Here she tells us about an idyllic family holiday to Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora.

Hilton million dollar view Bora Bora

 
Guest post by Mary Solio at The World is a Book

Want to taste a little bit of France but with a tropical setting? French Polynesia also commonly known as the Islands of Tahiti is located in the Pacific Ocean between Australia and South America. It has five archipelagoes with 121 islands. France considers French Polynesia as an "overseas country inside the Republic". We visited French Polynesia last June and explored the islands of Bora Bora, Tahiti and Moorea. It was one of our best family holidays. Here are five major reasons why you should put it on your bucket list and visit French Polynesia.

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