Travel: (noun) the action of journeying, especially to distant places.

France. Germany. Switzerland. England. Luxembourg. Dominican Republic. Japan. Mexico. Australia. Austria. Scotland. Ukraine. Spain. Peru. Portugal. Canada. Italy. All journeyed to. All made near. Some frequently.

Salamanders in My Chambord

France is deep into its Fifth Republic. So far, it’s lasted fifty-eight years and eight presidents. Not bad for a country with more than 1,600 different cheeses. But what does this have to do with my visit to Château de Chambord?

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The way of freedom

When American soldiers came marching into Chartres on 18 August 1944, five-year-old Jean-Claude stood on the street corner near his home, and cheered. It would be a day he would never forget.

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