Paris to St Jean Pied de Port

Trains are a very civilised way of traveling. You can look out the window and see everyone’s backyard while travelling at 300km per hour. After many hours journey you can tell that we are going places not by the map or the acres of corn or pine trees but instead from the ever decreasing mobile …

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Pyrenees High Route section hike: Day 1

We woke up earlyish and started walking about 7:30. Greta was doing surprisingly well for a person with  a lot of blisters. Better than me. I was covered in sweat all the way until the halfway cafe. After that I was ok. It is unfortunate that there wasn’t much to be seen until we were …

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Pyrenees High Route section hike: Day 2

The Pyrenees are like New Zealand but with better food. Why is this? Well, we woke up this morning in the mist at Harpy’s Grotto, had breakfast and started off.  The directions for the start of the track were to turn at the second Shepard’s hut which was fine but we weren’t sure where to …

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