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Oct172015

Freewheelin’ Copenhagen Dealin’

“Everybody must get stoned.” 1966 Bob Dylan Rainy Day Women #12 and 35. “Not necessarily stoned, but beautiful.” 1967 Jimi Hendrix Are You Experienced? Without any foresight or intention in my travels for 2015 I found myself in several places in both North America and Europe with a highly tolerant attitude to cannabis. A liberal…

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Oct032015

Streets of medieval Montferrand

One of the major attractions in Clermont-Ferrand, France is the medieval quarter of Montferrand, about two miles from the Clermont-Ferrand cathedral. Clermont and Montferrand developed as two separate towns united through the royal Edict of Troyes signed by King Louis XIII in 1630. Today the commercial hub of tourism is in the city center around…

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Oct022015

You can call me Reeshard

Funny how divergent events from life come together in memory during travel. In the pre-dawn hour before sunrise, laying in bed in Clermont-Ferrand, France, sleepy and in need of more sleep, my mind drifted to my first French language teacher in 8th grade. In junior high and high school French classes I cringed when teachers…

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Oct012015

Clermont-Ferrand impressions are authentic France

Flying south from Paris Orly Airport revealed thousands of square miles of flat farmland with sparse tracts of managed forests in the French countryside. There are many geographical regions in France with many different kinds of topography and climates. The flight distance is 206 miles from Paris Orly to Clermont-Ferrand in a slightly southeast direction.…

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