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Chateau D’If

I’ve never been one for ‘tourist destinations’ however I completely understand and enjoy visiting them when their history or significance has earned them such status. And outside of the enormous French city Marseille sits Château d’If, constructed by King Francis the 1st between 1524 and 1531 the menacing mound of …

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So You Think You Wanna Freedive?

Basically, Free-diving is breath holding. Type the term into Google and you receive a relatively broad spectrum of searches – “The Zen of Free-diving”, “Getting Started” and free-diving associations from around the world. Most of which discuss the same sorts of things pertaining to the They key to free-diving is …

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Charming Cinque Terra

Why build a village into the steep slope of a hill on the Mediterranean Sea? I have no idea but I’m sure glad the Italians did. In fact they built five of them, all lined up to the south of Genova, now termed ‘Cinque Terra’ or ‘Five Terraces’. On the …

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