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The last of France.

Vaison-la-Romaine, where I spent the last night, puts an end to the lowlands I’ve had to cross: the easternmost side of the Roussilion. Thence, and heading to the rising sun, the ground gets slowly higher in altitude, starts rippling again in hills, and the landscape becomes once more interesting. We’re in the region French call … Continue reading »

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Lost in wilderness.

Let me say in advance that this “lost” is a figure of speech, mainly to make the title look more attractive; a bait, so to say. Yet some of it is true. As I was saying in the previous chapter, the inland Languedoc is a sparsely populated area, and along my second day crossing it … Continue reading »

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Devil’s Bridge.

The idea that my head had more or less been giving shape during the previous days was to reach Italy through the Alps trying to avoid when possible the busy Mediterranea seashore; actually, trying to cross when possible the less populated regions; i.e., the inland Roussillon (or Languedoc) from end to end; and this took … Continue reading »

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Feeling the contrasts.

For exiting Andorra to France there aren’t many choices: Pas de la Casa; so, this time, I took the pleasure of enjoying the lack of freedom (and please don’t come and tell me that freedom is not a burden). Well, actually there is a possible choice: you can drive through the tunnel or take the … Continue reading »

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